Indian Farmers Take to the Streets: Daily Brief

Plus: Torture suspicions mar mass trial in Morocco; far-right pressure against UN migration pact in the EU; partial triumph for international justice in Chechnya; UN refugee agency pressures Australia over refugee crisis; Italy accuses Egyptian agents of Giulio Regeni's murder; Macron to meet Saudi crown prince; and good news from Chile.

Thousands of farmers from across India marched on parliament in New Delhi today to demand action on the deepening agrarian crisis that has left a trail of heavy debts and suicide in its wake.

Torture suspicions have damaged the mass trial verdicts of protesters and activists from the Moroccan Rif region. The Casablanca Court of Appeals should weigh evidence that the police tortured the defendants when it reviews the activists' convictions.

In the EU, far-right pressure is increasing the number of European countries withdrawing from the UN’s Global Compact on Migration, which sets out a framework of cooperation for countries to deal with international migration.

A partial triumph for international justice in Chechnya. HRW's Diederik Lohman analyses how Chechen citizens have stood up to Russia's efforts to hide the abuses committed in their territory.

The UN Refugee Agency calls on Australia to take immediate action to address the worsening medical situation of refugees and asylum seekers in in Papua New Guinea and Nauru.

Italy has named Egyptian agents as possible murder suspects in the brutal killing of Italian student Giulio Regeni, whose body was found with signs of torture on an outlying Cairo desert road on 2016. It's time for Egypt to engage in the finding and prosecution of those responsible for Regeni's murder.

French President Macron will meet the Saudi crown prince during the G20 summit. He should take the opportunity to raise  the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder well as ongoing violations in Yemen.

Good news from Chile, where the gender identity law has been passed. The measure marks a milestone for LGBTQ rights in South America and will allow transgender people to update their names on documents and be officially addressed according to their true gender.