Stopping the authoritarian rot in Europe; lockdown arrests and abuses surge in Rwanda; update from the Syria torture trial in Germany; HRW advice for International Monetary Fund and World Bank; will The Netherlands show solidarity with the most vulnerable?; new massacres by extremists in Burkina Faso; and action for threatened Russian journalist Elena Milashina.
Judges in the city of Koblenz, Germany, have begun hearings in the first landmark trial about torture by agents of the Assad-regime during Syria’s nearly decade-long brutal armed conflict.
Suspected Islamist armed groups in Burkina Faso have killed at least 90 civilians in 3 attacks on villages in late January 2020 that forced thousands to flee.
And kindly join this campaign to help Elena Milashina, a reporter in Russia, who has been threatened by the ruler of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov.