Plus: Myanmar should allow UN to investigate attack on WHO vehicle; new working group to probe ISIS kidnappings; ending military abuses in Thailand; Florida’s outdoor workers unprotected from extreme heat waves; air pollution in US exacerbates Covid-19 dangers; Russia dismisses grave threats against journalists; and new easy-to-read report on the risks for people with disabilities during the pandemic.
Ethiopia has long welcomed tens of thousands of Eritreans fleeing persecution each year, but the government’s recent changes to asylum procedures for Eritreans undermines their access to asylum and denies unaccompanied children necessary protection.
A new working group to help find the thousands of missing people in hands of ISIS in northeast Syria is an essential first step toward accountability for what happened to them, Human Rights Watch said today.
The Thai authorities should promptly and impartially investigate the torture of two suspects by a military anti-drug unit and hold all those responsible to account.
And in other cities in the United States, communities living under severe air pollution, such as the Bronx in New York City, are at greater risk of becoming seriously ill or dying from Covid-19.
Russian authorities should immediately investigate Chechnya’s governor's threat against the outlet Novaya Gazeta, and ensure the safety of Elena Milashina, the newspaper’s correspondent reporting on abuses in Chechnya.
And to understand how the coronavirus crisis is affecting people with disabilities, we've produced this new easy-to-read version of our report.