Investigation of Saudi Prince for Crimes in Yemen Advances: Daily Brief

Plus: Cervical cancer deaths up for black women in the US; barriers to movement for older people in Ukraine; live updates from the US/Mexico border; Thailand should not deport Bahraini refugee; mass rape trial is crucial for justice in DR Congo; and saving lives at sea is not a crime.

Following HRW's submission, the Argentine judiciary has now taken steps toward a formal investigation of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s possible responsibility for war crimes in Yemen and alleged torture of Saudi citizens.

Approximately 4,200 women a year die in the United States from cervical cancer, including disproportionately high numbers of Black women. Our new report shows how the Federal and many state and local governments are not doing enough to prevent these deaths.

Many older people wanting to cross from the Luhansk region of eastern Ukraine to government-controlled areas face arbitrary obstacles which limit their free movement and put at risk their health and safety.

Live updates and testimonies from the US/Mexico border, where Central American migrants are facing all sorts of risks on their way to the US.

Hakeem Al-Araibi, an Bahraini football player with refugee status in Australia, faces deportation after being arrested in Thailand. Thai authorities should follow their obligations to protect refugees and not send him back to Bahrain, where he fears persecution.

The trial of a militia leader for mass rape and other grave crimes is crucial for justice in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Congolese judicial authorities, with the support of the UN peacekeeping mission in Congo, should ensure that justice is done in a fair, credible, and impartial manner, and provide victims meaningful redress.

And volunteers who rescue migrants and asylum seekers at sea should not be criminalized for their work...