Acid Violence in Cambodia: Daily Brief

Victims of acid attacks in Cambodia denied care; Australian Border Force asking Saudi women the wrong questions; Bahrain trying to expand its human rights abuses abroad; Lunar New Year in China, but not everyone can celebrate; the dangers of digital sharing agreements; what to expect from Trump's "State of the Union" address tonight; and the overall picture of freedom in the world. 

Survivors of acid violence in Cambodia are unlawfully denied free medical care and face pressure to accept inadequate settlements, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. 

The Australian Border Force reportedly asked Saudi women why they are travelling without their male guardians, even though some Saudi women are fleeing them...

After heated debate, the United Kingdom has just inched closer to adopting laws that would allow the United States to demand and obtain digital evidence – such as e-mails, texts, and chats – directly from companies that are storing it in the UK. This would do away with important rights protections... 

This evening, US President Donald Trump will deliver the annual State of the Union address. Many are speculating about what will be in his speech, but one thing is clear: two years after his inauguration, the right to health in America is in peril.

And Freedom House has published its annual "Freedom in the World" report. The overall picture isn't good...