A new dark era of online censorship in Turkey; fresh UN report on appalling abuses against women in North Korea; Poland's government plans to remove protections for women and girls; Uganda criminalizes comedians over satirical video; Saudi court jails blogger for supporting equal rights; ICC sets Central African Republic trial; the value of international pressure on Nicaragua; and John Oliver takes on China's oppression in Xinjiang.
Poland’s justice minister Zbigniew Ziobro confirmed that he will pursue withdrawal from a landmark European treaty on violence against women.
Sustained international pressure has played an essential role in the past in curbing serious and widespread human rights abuses by the government of Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua. It can do so again.
And finally, it's great to see John Oliver take on the Chinese authorities' repression in Xinjiang province.