Turkey Violates Voters’ Rights: Daily Brief

Plus, the answers to these questions: Did Cameroon's authorities really think we wouldn't find out about their torture of detainees? Will India learn from its mistakes in Kashmir? With a new attack on women's rights and more abuses against immigrants in the US, why is the Trump administration so sadly predictable? How far will Cambodia's authorities go to crush opposition? Why won't Eritrea allow kids to finish school properly? When will the world finally see the children of ISIS members as victims? Why would Russia want to be known as the "killer robots nation"? What is Algeria trying to hide?

The Turkish Interior Ministry’s removal of three democratically elected mayors in the major municipalities of the Kurdish southeast and eastern regions blatantly violates the rights of voters and suspends local democracy.

Today, Human Rights Watch is exposing new accounts of torture and abuse in Cameroon. 

Instead of denying human rights violations, Indian authorities should draw lessons from past mistakes in Kashmir, ensure accountability, and act to prevent further abuses. 

The Trump administration's attack on women's rights has taken another grim turn...

The United States government’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency should immediately cease force-feeding three hunger striking detainees - a process that is cruel, inhuman and degrading

Cambodian authorities have arrested a former opposition official in a clearly politically motivated case

East African leaders should call for rights reforms in Eritrea.

At least 50 Australian women and children remain in al-Hawl, Syria, according to Save the Children, which has urged Australia to bring them all home. They are among about 11,000 foreigners — more than 7,000 children and about 3,000 women — from about 50 countries who are held in the camp, which is rife with disease and despair.

Russia was a no-show at a key meeting to discuss the future of autonomous weapons systems, "killer robots."

Algerian authorities deported a Human Rights Watch official, Ahmed Benchemsi, on August 19, 2019. The authorities detained him for 10 hours and seized his passports, holding them for 10 days before deporting him