Day: April 22, 2020

Committing Human Rights Atrocities In The Name Of National Security: Unarmed Detainees Executed In Burkina Faso

On Monday 20 April 2020, Human Rights Watch called for an immediate investigation following the execution of 31 unarmed detainees by Burkina Faso’s security forces in the northern town of Djibo, approximately 200 kilometres north of the capital Ouagadougou. The men, all from the Fulani ethnic group, were allegedly killed

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Hong Kong Court Of Appeal: Face Mask Ban Partially Upheld

On April 9, the Hong Kong Court of Appeal partially overturned the High Court’s October ruling that the blanket ban on face masks is unconstitutional under Basic Law (the island’s “mini-constitution”). More specifically, the Court found the ban constitutionally sound with regard to unapproved protests. The ruling comes after widespread

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Mozambique Silent On Missing Journalist As Insurgent Threat Grows

In the last week, a complex and violent conflict developing in the northern Cabo Delgado province of Mozambique has caught international attention. On one side, the shadowy armed Islamist group coordinating attacks on the region since October 2017 has become increasingly emboldened. Meanwhile, on the other, international rights groups and media have

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