Xenophobic Attacks in South Africa: Daily Brief

Plus: Hong Kong protests deepen; India needs to take key steps to ease Kashmir crisis; Rohingya in Bangladesh gather on anniversary of Myanmar's mass atrocities; death in Thai military custody; Trump allies target journalists; and how the forest fires in Brazil's Amazon are a "human rights emergency."

The South African government should take urgent measures to protect foreign national truck drivers from violence, intimidation, and harassment. 

Dozens of protesters have been arrested in Hong Kong amid rising tensions in pro-democracy demonstrations, now into their 12th week. 

Kashmir's crisis shows little sign of improvement...

At least 100,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh gathered to mark two years since the start of Myanmar's mass atrocities forced more than 730,000 to flee across the border. The UN has been accused of pressuring refugees to go back to Myanmar, where their security would be at extreme risk.

Thai authorities should immediately conduct an independent and credible investigation into the death of a suspected insurgent after being interrogated in military custody. Abdulloh Esormusor, 34, died on August 25, 2019, after more than a month-long coma.

There's deepening concern about media freedom in the US, with another report of a journalist harassed at the border and details of increasing efforts by the Trump administration and its allies to attack journalists.

How are the forest fires in Brazil's Amazon a "human rights emergency"?