Kenneth RothMany of Trump's autocratic ploys have echoes in the tactics of his autocratic buddies, such as Putin, Orban, Erdogan, and Bolsonaro. Some even have parallels in the likes of Lukashenko and Chavez.
The court ruled that the defendants would not spend more time in jail. Their video call crossed the hard line Hamas takes on many interactions between Palestinians and Israelis.
Kenneth RothGood that a Gaza court ordered the release of activists who organized a bridge-building "Skype with your enemy" chat with Israelis. Their arrest illustrates Hamas's persecution of activists, journalists, and others who don't toe the party line. trib.al/YRbweE8pic.twitter.com/LB0wFbc08A
The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has fined Channels Television, AIT and Arise TV N3 million each over their “unprofessional coverage” of the EndSARS protests and the crisis that followed it. Acting Director-General of NBC Prof Armstrong...
Kenneth RothNigeria's broadcasting commission fines three television networks for their "unprofessional coverage" of the protests against police brutality. Hard to know what that means--probably that they covered the protests sympathetically. #Censorship of #EndSARS trib.al/Z31QgUEpic.twitter.com/tIwOPX3AIf
A year ago, he was one of the Premier League’s highest-paid players. Now, after angering China and refusing a pay cut, he has simply vanished.
Kenneth RothChina's censorship abroad: When Premier League star Mesut Ozil tweeted condemnation of the Chinese government's persecution of Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang, Beijing responded by erasing Ozil from television broadcasts, internet searches, and video games. trib.al/sG5jPWzpic.twitter.com/THAq1Bko9f
Mark Esper’s strained relationship with President Trump, since he balked at using active-duty troops to quell civil unrest, may result in Mr. Trump choosing a new defense secretary if he keeps the White House.
Kenneth RothDespite Trump's order, US Defense Secretary Mark Esper "balked at using active-duty troops to quell civil unrest." The worry now is that Trump fires him to put someone more pliable in his place to reject possibly unfavorable election results. trib.al/wC3JIeepic.twitter.com/xxCNtBP2ko
Kenneth RothCanada is warming at more than twice the global rate, and northern Canada at about three times that rate, affecting First Nations' food supply. Yet Canada's per-capita greenhouse-gas emissions are 3 to 4 times the global average. trib.al/kwgK7LYpic.twitter.com/TRylKpkfhr
It is also the gravest example of a worldwide attack on human rights
Kenneth RothChina's systematic persecution of Uighur Muslims "is a crime against humanity....It is the most extensive violation in the world today of the principle that individuals have a right to liberty and dignity simply because they are people."
Exclusive: stark conclusion shared between London, Berlin and Paris in effect points finger at Kremlin
Kenneth RothWestern security agencies--the UK, France, Germany--"have privately concluded that the Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was poisoned by the country’s FSB domestic spy agency, in effect pointing the finger at the Kremlin for ordering the attack." trib.al/ZWc6G3Vpic.twitter.com/t8zBRiPSXH
The besieged autocrat is stuck between Russia and a hard place.
Kenneth RothAt the same time as Belarus President Lukashenko begins talking with some pro-democracy leaders, he sends his riot police to beat and arrest protesters, as if he is trying to bludgeon the protesters to accept his dictatorship. trib.al/Kyql8aApic.twitter.com/iBhghWZQ0y
Museum in Nantes pulls show after intervention by Beijing, which comes as Communist party hardens discrimination against ethnic Mongols
Kenneth RothIn the latest example of the Chinese government extending its censorship to the rest of the world, it blocks a history exhibit in France unless the museum removes the words “Genghis Khan,” “Empire” and “Mongol.” trib.al/laqpLjHpic.twitter.com/k2BmCTpozB
The UN must be allowed to conduct an inquiry into possible crimes against humanity in Xinjiang, the shadow foreign secretary says
Kenneth RothIt takes audacity for the Chinese government to think it deserves a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council as it detains more than one million Uighur/Turkic Muslims to force them to abandon Islam and their culture. trib.al/j0tDlxOpic.twitter.com/s1vgsKokVt
For 30 years, right-wing parties and nativist leaders have whittled away refugees’ rights. In the wake of a global pandemic, seeking asylum will be nearly…
Kenneth RothOfficially, the European Union "condemns the arbitrary detention of migrants in Libya." Meanwhile, it gives 500 million euros to the government, some of which goes to the Libyan Coast Guard to force migrants back into that nightmarish detention. trib.al/LZOAmjbpic.twitter.com/Kr5B7zrimZ
Kenneth RothProtests in Bangladesh have erupted after a video of a group of men attacking, stripping, and sexually assaulting a woman went viral. Bangladeshi women have had enough of the government’s abject failure to address repeated rapes and sexual assaults. trib.al/nvQhAKtpic.twitter.com/oqKaST0gJf
Kenneth RothThe European Union "is facing an existential crisis because Member governments refuse to recognize that the common values are the cornerstones of their common project. Democracy, human rights and the rule of law are...central to the operation of the" EU. trib.al/9iOhYSZpic.twitter.com/n5SyX1mZWq