Plus: Sri Lanka will hang convicted drug dealers; Moroccan authorities should free an entrepreneur unlawfully sentenced to two years in prison; Indonesia should release Papuan activists; Russia investigates a journalist over criticism; pushing back Trump’s attack on reproductive choice; and Human Rights Weekend has started in Amsterdam.
The European Union should ensure that it won't attend the upcoming joint summit of the European Union and League of Arab States unless it's guaranteed that Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, a suspected war criminal, will not attend.
Moroccan authorities should free an entrepreneur who was sentenced to two years in prison in violation of his right to free speech and review his conviction given its abusive nature.
Indonesian authorities should release and drop treason charges against three Papuan activists for peaceful advocacy in the Papua mining town of Timika.
Russian authorities opened a criminal investigation against a journalist for criticizing the authorities over their handling of a recent suicide bombing. Authorities are sending a clear message that they will not tolerate any criticism of how they respond to perceived terrorism or extremism.
United States lawmakers, including many female legislators elected in the recent mid-term elections, are pushing back against President Donald Trump’s attacks on the reproductive rights of women outside the US.
Sigrid Kaag, Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, opened the Human Rights Weekend in Amsterdam defending the importance of human rights defenders' work.