Basic Freedoms at Risk in Kashmir: Daily Brief

Kashmir's crisis, another crackdown against peaceful protestors in Russia, Hong Kong protests expand as authorities ignore grievances, worrying new policing plan in Greece, women's rights in Iran, jailed environmental experts on hunger strike in Iran, children being rounded up in Uganda, the military's control of the economy in Myanmar, death and justice in Cambodia, unfinished reforms in Morocco, and human trafficking is a booming business. 

Indian authorities have adopted new measures that raise serious human rights concerns. The government has detained several political leaders, imposed broad restrictions on freedom of movement, and banned public meetings. It also shut down the internet, phone services, and educational institutions. 

Another weekend, another crackdown on peaceful protesters in Russia...

It's the ninth week of demonstrations, yet Hong Kong authorities have largely ignored protesters’ core concerns.

The Greek government’s new policing plan for central Athens sounds like a return to the bad old days.

A court in Tehran has sentenced three women – including a mother and daughter – to prison for protesting laws that make wearing a hijab compulsory.

At least two environmental experts detained in Iran since January 2018 have likely embarked on a hunger strike to protest their continued detention after many months in legal limbo.

Police have been indiscriminately rounding up children and young adults around Kampala, Uganda. 

The United Nations-mandated Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar released a new report yesterday detailing the Myanmar military’s longstanding but opaque web of control over the country’s economy. The mission urged the international community to take immediate steps to financially isolate the military.

Former deputy Khmer Rouge leader Nuon Chea, known as “Brother No. 2,” died last week at age 93 in Phnom Penh. His death has revived important questions about whether the millions of Cambodians who died under Khmer Rouge rule between 1975 and 1979 and their families have got the justice they deserve.

In Morocco, Mohammed VI's 20-year reign came to an end last week. His two decades in power tell the story of a well-meaning king who embarks on reforms, doesn't follow them through, and ends up falling in the same traps he wanted to eliminate

Human trafficking is a booming business - and the world fails its victims and survivors.