The highly politicized military at the core of Zimbabwe’s crisis; who's responsible for torture of Saudi women?; crackdown in Syria against perceived opposition to armed group; Egypt’s LGBT crackdown expands to stifle journalists; good news for people with disabilities in Armenia & Nigeria; and welcome support in the #SaveHakeem campaign.
People in Zimbabwe are being beaten by security forces in the streets in broad daylight. Even children aren't safe.
"Remember this name: Loujain (pronounced Loo-JAYNE) al-Hathloul. She is 29 years old and a courageous advocate for gender equality — so she is in a Saudi Arabian prison, and reportedly our Saudi allies have tortured her, even waterboarded her."
In Syria, an armed group with links to al-Qaeda has in recent months arbitrarily arrested scores of residents in the Idlib region that it controls. HRW has documented 11 cases in which the group, Hay’et Tahrir al-Sham, detained people, apparently because of their peaceful work documenting abuses or protesting the group’s rule. Six of them were apparently tortured.