Domestic Violence "Amounts To Torture" in Tajikistan: Daily Brief

Terrible tales of domestic violence in Tajikistan; Zimbabwe doctor abduction is no isolated case; Burundian activist was murdered; "purgatory" of ISIS family camp in Syria; Lebanon is ignoring its anti-torture law; hundreds of migrant workers have returned home from Qatar "penniless", says new Amnesty report; and why Indonesia's draft criminal code is a disaster for all Indonesians... 

Horrific accounts of domestic violence in Tajikistan are revealed today in a new report by HRW. Survivors told HRW of enduring years of abuse, including rape, stabbing, strangulation, and beatings with sharp and heavy objects like a shovel, a fireplace poker, an iron, and a chair.  Tajikistan’s government is not doing enough to investigate or prosecute domestic violence cases, and doing far too little to help survivors. 

And of course don't forget that domestic violence is a problem in every country around the world. 

It’s now been five days since the leader of the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association, Dr. Peter Magombeyi, was abducted. Sadly his abduction is not an isolated case

Meanwhile in Burundi, a human rights activist who's been missing for four years is now known to have been murdered

Hundreds of children have died at a tent camp in Syria for the wives and children of suspected ISIS fighters. The International Rescue Committee calls life in the camp a “purgatory-like existence”. 

Judicial authorities in Lebanon are ignoring an anti-torture law which was passed two years ago, HRW says.

Hundreds of migrant workers in Qatar are still waiting in vain for unpaid wages and compensation, despite the country's promises to improve workers’ rights, a new Amnesty report has found. 

And finally, Indonesia’s new draft criminal code is disastrous "for all Indonesians", but especially so for women and religious and gender minorities.