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.
Meanwhile in Burundi, a human rights activist who's been missing for four years is now known to have been murdered.
Judicial authorities in Lebanon are ignoring an anti-torture law which was passed two years ago, HRW says.
And finally, Indonesia’s new draft criminal code is disastrous "for all Indonesians", but especially so for women and religious and gender minorities.