Today marks seven years of civil war in South Sudan; new reports on abuses by regime in China; cluster munitions used in attacks on Azerbaijan; migrants held in inhuman conditions in Saudi Arabia; 274 journalists imprisoned globally; justice needed for Venezuela's abuses; South Korea should promote human rights in North Korea; and rare good news on sports and human rights.
On this day seven years ago, South Sudan descended into a civil war that has devastated communities and has been marked by massacres, rapes and pillage. Human Rights Watch has published a new report, documenting serious abuses including extrajudicial killings, torture, rape, and other inhumane treatment of detainees.
Armenian or allied Nagorno-Karabakh forces repeatedly fired widely banned cluster munitions in attacks on populated areas in Azerbaijan during the six-week war over Nagorno-Karabakh.
A record number of journalists were imprisoned worldwide because of their work in 2020, as governments clamped down on news coverage of civil unrest and the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new report by the Committee to Protect Journalists.