The End of Hong Kong: Daily Brief

The end of “one country, two systems” in Hong Kong; Khashoggi murder in the spotlight again; risks of surveillance in Russia and United States; Football Federation President in Haiti accused of sexual assault; the United States should not sell attack helicopters to Philippines; displaced civilians in northern Yemen are at heightened Covid-19 risk; Malta should end arbitrary detention of refugees and migrants; and the global pandemic offers leaders a unique chance to embrace clean energy.

Salah Khashoggi, one of the children of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, has released a statement 'forgiving' the killers.  

While protecting human life and public health is a paramount concern during the pandemic, countries should make sure they are not violating the rights of civilians when they come up with new surveillance systems and mobile phone apps to counter the threat of the virus. 

The United States Congress should block or delay sales of almost $2 billion in attack helicopters and munitions to the Philippines until the government adopts major reforms to end military abuses and hold those responsible to account.

Civilians who are fleeing renewed fighting in northern Yemen are particularly vulnerable to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to new research by Human Rights Watch that was published on Friday.

And read this interview with HRW's senior environment researcher Felix Horne, who explains how the fight against climate change can succeed amid a global pandemic.