The rights of voters in the US are under new and old threats; Trump administration doubles down on endangering asylum seekers; mass protests in Thailand; Indonesia's pariah general Prabowo visits US; crackdown against protests in Nigeria; new report on war crimes strategy against civilians in Syria; volleyball federation ignores murder of athlete in Iran; and remembering Dan Baum.
The rights of voters in the United States are under new and old threats during this election season in a time of pandemic. Everyone's voice should be heard and everyone's vote should be counted. Human Rights Watch has published 10 principles for protecting human rights in the US elections.
The administration of US President Donald Trump has meanwhile decided to double down on endangering asylum seekers.
The declaration of a state of emergency in Thailand's capital Bangkok is a pretext for a crackdown on peaceful demonstrations.