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Dragged and Beaten. The Cambodian Government's Role in the October 2015 Attack on Opposition Politicians

The report, “Dragged and Beaten: The Cambodian Government’s Role in the October 2015 Attack on Opposition Politicians,” shows that the three officials charged in the mob attack were not acting alone. 84 more words

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US immigration authorities are shipping transgender detainees to a rural town in Texas

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is building a new immigration detention center in a small town in Texas with a special unit meant to house up to 36 transgender detainees. 604 more words

Stifling Dissent. The Criminalization of Peaceful Expression in India

The report, “Stifling Dissent: The Criminalization of Peaceful Expression in India,” details how criminal laws are used to limit and chill free speech in India. It documents ways overbroad or vague laws are used to stifle political dissent, harass journalists, restrict activities by nongovernmental organizations, arbitrarily block Internet sites or take down content, and target marginalized communities, particularly Dalits, and religious minorities. 11 more words

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“The Harvest is in My Blood”. Hazardous Child Labor in Tobacco Farming in Indonesia

The report, “The Harvest is in My Blood”: Hazardous Child Labor in Tobacco Farming in Indonesia,” documents how child tobacco workers are exposed to nicotine, handle toxic chemicals, use sharp tools, lift heavy loads, and work in extreme heat. 50 more words

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India's Government Must 'Stop Treating Critics as Criminals,' Rights Group Says

India must do away with laws that allow its government to silence dissent and impugn freedom of speech in the country, international advocacy group Human Rights Watch said in a… 167 more words