Hope for Survivors of the Rwandan Genocide: Daily Brief

Plus: China faces pressure at WHO assembly; Egypt must end excessive use of pretrial detention; victims of Sri Lanka's war still await justice; UAE should release prisoners with HIV; documenting conditions in Greek refugee camps; and LGBT rights are human rights.

Félicien Kabuga, alleged chief financier of the Rwandan genocide in 1994, has been arrested in France this weekend. His arrest gives survivors hope for justice and accountability, even 26 years later.

The World Health Organization is meeting for it's annual World Health Assembly today, with the Covid-19 pandemic as the main focus. China will face pressure as several countries are pursuing an investigation into the way China has handled the pandemic.

Covid-19 has peeled away the last fig leaf covering Egypt’s grossly unjust pretrial detention system by eliminating even a pretense of independent review. Authorities should end the excessive use of pretrial detention instead of making it the norm.

The war in Sri Lanka ended 11 years ago. And yet, victims of wartime abuses are still waiting for justice.

When Emirati authorities announced its annual Ramadan amnesty a few weeks ago, prisoners with HIV, many of whom now have weakened immune systems, weren't included. Prison authorities should consider their conditional and appropriate release

Camps for asylum seekers in Greece face overcrowding and lack of health care, access to adequate water, sanitation, and hygiene products to limit the spread of Covid-19. Reza Adib, journalist and refugee in one of these camps, has been documenting such conditions while living them.

Human rights should guide the use of billions of dollars committed by development finance institutions to address the Covid-19 health and economic crisis.

And yesterday was #IDAHOBIT: the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. LGBT rights are human rights, and HRW works for a world where all people can enjoy their rights fully.