New Blog on Lebanon Protests: Daily Brief

Plus: improper prosecution of asylum seekers from China in Kazakhstan; mistreatment of rights activist Ahmed Mansoor at Sadr prison in UAE; online surveillance blocking free speech in Bangladesh; escalating persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia; and an assault on consumer protection in the US.

Human Rights Watch has launched a new blog with the latest human rights developments and analysis of the ongoing Lebanon protests. 

Kazakhstan should not forcibly return two Chinese citizens fleeing ill-treatment in Xinjiang or prosecute them for illegal border crossing while their asylum claims are pending.

The testimony of former prisoner Artur Ligeska reveals the truth about the imprisonment conditions of rights activist Ahmed Mansoor at Sadr Prison in the UAE, says Human Rights Watch in a video interview

Bangladesh authorities have adopted advanced methods to block access to online news sites in violation of the right to free speech and access to information.

Law enforcement authorities across Russia have dramatically escalated the nationwide persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the past 12 months.

The US Consumer Finance Protection Bureau should return to fulfilling its mandate of protecting American consumers against predatory lenders and malicious payday loans.