Targeted for Torture in Egypt: Daily Brief

Egypt's security forces target and torture LGBT people; crackdown in New York; Bangladesh Navy personnel beating & torturing Rohingya refugees; seeking justice in DR Congo; German law on supply chains could benefit children’s rights; and women's rights in the UN spotlight. 

A new report shows how Egyptian security forces target and arrest LGBT people and detain them in inhuman conditions, systematically subjecting them to ill-treatment including torture.

New York City police planned the assault and mass arrests of peaceful protesters in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the South Bronx on June 4. Human Rights Watch and SITU Research have produced a detailed new investigation.

Bangladesh Navy personnel are beating & torturing Rohingya refugees.

The Congolese authorities and the United Nations have not done enough to hold human rights violators to account and deliver justice to victims a decade after the landmark UN Congo Mapping Exercise Report was published.

German law that would require companies to exercise due diligence throughout their supply chains could greatly benefit children’s rights, says a joint briefing paper from key organizations. 

Today, world leaders at this year’s virtual United Nations General Assembly have a chance to recognize and help neutralize the threat to women's rights during a high-level event on gender equality and empowering women and girls.