Saudi Woman Fights Deportation: Daily Brief

#SaveRahaf; watch the interview that Egypt's dictator doesn't want you to see; news from China’s gulag for Muslims; voter suppression and violence in DR Congo.

The authorities in Thailand should immediately halt the deportation of Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, a Saudi woman who says she is fleeing domestic abuse and fears for her safety if forcibly returned to Saudi Arabia.

Countries such as Germany and Australia, and celebrities such as Oprah, could play a positive role in attempts to save Rahaf.

On Sunday, CBS aired the 60 Minutes interview with Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, that this autocrat tried to stop being broadcast because he had to answer some tough questions about the ongoing human rights crisis in his country.
Watch it here.

Widespread irregularities, voter suppression, and violence significantly marred elections on December 30 in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Election officials should ensure that the announced results in the presidential, legislative, and provincial elections are accurate.