Shocking new accounts of abuses by security forces in Belarus, yet massive protests continue; humanitarian aid blocked in Yemen; deaths of prisoners with disabilities in Western Australia; Bangladesh fails to uphold pledge to Rohingya refugees; yet another attack on media freedom in Hungary; tortured and executed in Iran; and China's attempts to disrupt the international system for protecting human rights.
A new report details the horrific, systematic abuse of protesters and others by security forces in Belarus. But if the goal of the torture and ill treatment was to silence the protests, the authorities have failed: hundreds of thousands keep pouring out into the streets.
The Houthi armed group and other authorities are severely restricting the delivery of desperately needed aid in Yemen. The situation is exacerbating the country’s dire humanitarian situation and weakening its response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Iran's execution of Navid Afkari following a confession obtained by torture shows an utter disregard for the most fundamental human rights norms.
The Chinese government’s increasing engagement with international institutions is a danger for the global human rights system.