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Appointing Mugabe as a WHO Goodwill Ambassador is Like Appointing Mao to a Similar Position at the FAO

I was disgusted to read today that the World Health Organisation (WHO) had made Robert Mugabe, the dictator of Zimbabwe, a Goodwill Ambassador. Mugabe has presided over the collapse of his economy resulting in many drugs being unobtainable and doctors and nurses going unpaid. 494 more words

Democracy

HRW: joint letter from 9 organizations urging US Congress to vote HR 128 & show respect for human rights in #Ethiopia

US Congress: Vote on H.Res 128

Support Respect for Human Rights in Ethiopia

October 12, 2017

The Honorable Paul Ryan Speaker of the House H-232 The Capitol Washington, D.C. 475 more words

Africa

[Statement] Philippines’ Duterte Backpedals on Abusive ‘Drug War’ Police Operations Suspended Over Public Outcry, Trade Threat -HRW

Philippines’ Duterte Backpedals on Abusive ‘Drug War’
Police Operations Suspended Over Public Outcry, Trade Threat
Phelim Kine
Deputy Director, Asia Division
@PhelimKine
October 13, 2017 Dispatches… 470 more words

Human Rights

Saudis plan to redevelop the Shia-majority town of Awamiya

AFP

© AFP / by Anuj Chopra | A picture taken on October 1, 2017, during a tour guided by Saudi authorities shows a troop vehicle in the Shiite-majority town of Awamiya in the eastern Qatif region of the Sunni-ruled kingdom, after a security campaign against gunmen in the town… 893 more words

Rwanda military uses torture to force confessions: HRW

AFP

© AFP/File | Soldiers march during Kagame’s swearing-in ceremony in August

KIGALI (AFP) – Rwanda’s military has used asphyxiation, electric shock and mock executions to torture confessions out of detainees, Human Rights Watch said in a report published Tuesday.The rights watchdog confirmed 104 cases of people being illegally detained and tortured in Rwandan military detention centres between 2010 and 2016, according to the 91-page report, which estimates the true figure is much higher. 334 more words

Khan Sheikhoun, New Evidence of International Crimes

Our media source has obtained an independent investigation report prepared by the group of journalists (Michael Kobs, Petri Kohn, Adam Larson and Qoppa) “How Human Right Watch wags the dog”. 633 more words

Facts

HRW Report On Syria – Just Another Western Fake

Our media source has obtained an independent investigation report prepared by the group of journalists (Michael Kobs, Petri Kohn, Adam Larson and Qoppa) “How Human Right Watch wags the dog”. 633 more words

Geopolitics