Don't Assault India's Protestors: Daily Brief

Protests widen in India; guilty verdicts in Philippines massacre trial; no justice for DR Congo killings one year on; jailed Egyptian activist's life may be at risk; Poland's highest court sounds alarm over judicial reforms; fresh airstrikes in Syria's Idlib; watching Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi "deny" a genocide; and Burundian refugees still too scared to go home...

Tens of thousands of people in India protesting a discriminatory citizenship law have gathered to sing songs, wave placards, and shout slogans. But while some demonstrators may have taken part in violence – burning buses and damaging public property – many peaceful protesters have been met with police using brutal and excessive force.

There's breaking news from the Philippines, where several people have been found guilty of murder in connection with the infamous Maguindanao Massacre, in which 58 people were killed, including 30 journalists. 

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have not brought to justice those responsible for the massacres of ethnic Banunu in Yumbi territory one year ago.

A jailed Egyptian activist's life may be at risk if she is not urgently given the medical treatment she needs, HRW has warned. 

Poland's Supreme Court has warned that judicial reforms put the country's EU membership at risk. 

Airstrikes in the Syrian town of Idlib have intensified in recent days, with scores of people feared killed. 

A Rohingya activist who witnessed last week's genocide hearings at the International Court of Justice at the Hague has spoken of her sorrow and anger at how Aung San Suu Kyi turned her back on the Rohingya people. 

And thousands of refugees who fled Burundi four years ago when hundreds were killed in political violence connected to the presidential elections still remain too scared to return home