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Executive Director, Human Rights Watch @HRW

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Kenneth Roth
8 minutes ago
UN rights chief: "In Iran, we condemn use of force violations in recent weeks by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and state security forces against unarmed fuel couriers and protesters belonging to the Baluch minority." At least 12 killed. https://t.co/qEkt4j3aZt https://t.co/kBryKtpYex
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29 minutes ago
That Switzerland imposes its new burqa ban at a time when everyone is wearing masks to fight the coronavirus only highlights the discriminatory, anti-Islam intent behind the ban. https://t.co/tAsrC2Pvxx https://t.co/5JU98e7Alr
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Kenneth Roth
49 minutes ago
It is always dangerous when a junta silences independent media. What doesn't the Myanmar military want independent journalists to be reporting? What repressive actions is the junta planning? https://t.co/i9XSuXFtFO
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Mizzima News
56 minutes ago
Announcement The illegitimate military regime in Myanmar tonight announced that Mizzima Media, along with four independent media outlets, are banned in the country. Their license to publish and broadcast is revoked. Read more: https://t.co/TSz6CGmC5i
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50 minutes ago
As the Thai military-backed government tries to fend off challenges to its undemocratic rule, authorities charge 18 protest leaders for their roles in anti-government demonstrations in September. Three are also charge is with lese majeste violations. https://t.co/8y6u4gCShb https://t.co/qRqiqsrqY5
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Kenneth Roth
an hour ago
Clearly a robust, unfettered investigation is needed into the origins of Covid-19, but the Chinese government continues to silence independent voices and to withhold key data from the @WHO investigative team. https://t.co/UBAg1HlfEv
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Kenneth Roth
an hour ago
Continuing their streak of brutality, the Myanmar junta's security forces killed three pro-democracy protesters today, as shops, factories and banks were closed by strikes against the coup. https://t.co/WfwXhQDNco https://t.co/e9VXqhH5nO
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Kenneth Roth
an hour ago
Was Covid leaked from the Wuhan virology lab? Troubling facts: 1. The coincidence that the outbreak started near China's main lab on coronaviruses. 2. The lab's leading researcher was at first worried. 3. The lab was doing secret gain-of-function research. https://t.co/GOB6KS8VG6 https://t.co/siXFXxlvE0
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Kenneth Roth
an hour ago
Belarus President Lukashenko dismissed women as "too fragile to run Belarus." But women turned the table on him by being "at the vanguard of the pro-democracy movement that has swept the country since the disputed presidential election on August 9, 2020." https://t.co/oLS94BP1CR https://t.co/eXFDqutl0G
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Kenneth Roth
an hour ago
Something doesn't make sense here: the Myanmar junta's new public-relations agent is pushing the line that the military is trying to stop Myanmar from drifting closer to China while Beijing is blocking strong UN Security Council action to reverse the coup. https://t.co/QFs12CNqvV https://t.co/ne1x7gjshR
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Kenneth Roth
2 hours ago
Tigray refugees describe "indiscriminate artillery fire on civilian areas, massive looting, machete-wielding ethnic militiamen, and summary executions." ~50,000 people made it into Sudan before the Ethiopian army sealed off the border. https://t.co/zE5XxZH5FD https://t.co/UPUvORyQXF
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Kenneth Roth
2 hours ago
On whether Covid leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, US diplomats who met w/ Chinese researchers from the lab in 2017-18 "were shocked" to learn the researchers felt "they didn’t have enough properly trained technicians to safely operate" the lab. https://t.co/GOB6KS8VG6 https://t.co/7IOVx7AZ8o
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Kenneth Roth
3 hours ago
"Why is the blackout still largely in place, & why are so few aid workers being allowed in? Does [the Ethiopian government] not want people looking into allegations of massive human rights abuses by federal troops?" Or is it trying to hide" Eritrea's role? https://t.co/zE5XxZH5FD https://t.co/6LQ9fZij0y
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3 hours ago
"In February, the Telegraph was sent 4-minute-long video of fighters in Ethiopian federal army uniforms walking past dozens of dead men & boys. The clip is the first video evidence to emerge from Tigray, implicating the Ethiopian army in war crimes." -- FP https://t.co/hwBBqAJVVM
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Kenneth Roth
3 hours ago
As the Chinese government prepares to impose its censorship on the rest of the world, it insists that performing actors in China must show "love for the [Chinese Communist] party and its principles" and be committed to serving "the people and socialism." https://t.co/5xBwUKiac2 https://t.co/6hS95cczbL
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Kenneth Roth
4 hours ago
As Biden reviews US policy on drone attacks outside of war zones, he should begin by abiding by international human rights law: no lethal force except as a last resort to meet an imminent lethal threat. And no playing games with what "imminent" means. https://t.co/5fb8mlFUJ2 https://t.co/ZpIWRW3VNy
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Kenneth Roth
4 hours ago
Three Palestinian fishermen were killed on Sunday when their boat exploded off the Gaza Strip, likely due to a rocket fired by Hamas in a training exercise, according to a local Palestinian rights group. https://t.co/i71tBIDMTQ https://t.co/GnrleBEm0f
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Annie Sparrow
11 hours ago
Myanmar "security forces have often targeted medical personnel and facilities, attacking ambulances and their crews." Now they are "taking over hospitals" to "allow the authorities to easily arrest wounded people presumed to be protesters." https://t.co/wfvfsPeuXK
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Kenneth Roth
4 hours ago
Recognizing on International Women's Day: "Despite being repeatedly threatened by Iran's security apparatus, harassed, sent to prison multiple times, and prevented from seeing her children, the authorities have failed to silence Narges Mohammadi." https://t.co/Nkr2YI1Kya https://t.co/IwjJtXzsNz
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Kenneth Roth
5 hours ago
"At least nine activists have been killed following simultaneous police raids in the northern Philippines that came just two days after President Rodrigo Duterte ordered government forces to 'kill' and 'finish off' all communist rebels in the country." https://t.co/nlhhshcCZC https://t.co/Lu1Vz4xa76
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