Illuminating The Skies For Human Rights: Daily Brief

Marking the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; from orphanages to institutions in Russia; China says Huawei arrest "violates human rights";  imprisonment of activist  in Kyrgyzstan remains "deep stain" on rights record; Turkey should call for international investigation into Khashoggi death; famine warnings in Yemen; saving lives at sea should not get you jailed; Bahraini footballer case will test FIFA's new human rights promise; & Greece urged to moved asylum seekers off the islands as winter looms.

Thirty landmarks across the globe will shine bright blue on December 10, 2018, to celebrate Human Rights Day and the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. From New York to Beirut and Santiago to Sydney, the global lighting will highlight the fundamental principles of human dignity that the Universal Declaration affirms. 

Russian orphanages where children with disabilities grow up often transfer them to closed state institutions for adults when they reach 18 without their consent, new HRW research reveals. 

China says that the arrest of a senior executive of the tech firm Huawei in Canada "violates human rights". 

The ongoing imprisonment of Azimjon Askarov, a 68-year-old human rights defender from Kyrgyzstan, remains a "deep stain" on the country's human rights record.

The Turkish government should make good on its call for an international investigation into Jamal Khashoggi’s death, HRW says. 

As millions of people remain on the brink of starvation in Yemen, it's clearer than ever that this is a man-made crisis which was entirely preventable

Four activists imprisoned on baseless charges in Greece for helping to rescue migrants and asylum seekers at sea have been released on bail by an investigative judge. But authorities should now drop the ridiculous charges against them.

The global footballing body, FIFA, will have its new human rights policy tested by the case of a Bahraini footballer arrested in Thailand, who faces arrest and possible mistreatment and torture if he's returned home. 

And finally, Greece should urgently ensure that all asylum seekers on the Aegean islands are transferred to suitable accommodation on the mainland or relocated to other EU countries as winter approaches.