Trending rights tweets this week: Srebrenica 25 years on; new ICE regulations are devastating for some international students in the US; disastrous new terrorism law in the Philippines; and HRW invites you to an inspiring evening filled with special guests, performances, and experts joining together for a brighter future.
The Netherlands is removing gender altogether from its national ID cards — https://t.co/DQEuA8jVFF
— Kyle Knight (@knightktm) July 6, 2020
Disastrous new terrorism law in #Philippines threatens all civil liberties. #Duterte has already engaged in mass murder in war on drugs, now takes aim at critics with law that allows warrantless arrests & solitary detention, which could facilitate torture. https://t.co/XcGxYjMqdu
— Brad Adams (@BradMAdams) July 3, 2020
You are invited to an inspiring evening filled with special guests, performances, and experts joining together for a brighter future.#FutureWeBuild
— Human Rights Watch (@hrw) July 7, 2020
No sooner is Xi Jinping's "national security" law imposed on Hong Kong than they figuratively are burning books, removing pro-democracy titles from libraries. Once more, the Chinese Communist Party is afraid of the free exchange of ideas. https://t.co/bDYtT6BEud pic.twitter.com/m1wJeWYobU
— Kenneth Roth (@KenRoth) July 5, 2020
This is devastating news for some Chinese students: 1) Chinese govt doesn't want them back; 2) pervasive internet censorship, surveillance in China; 3) Zoom blocks China-based users from meetings if govt requests; 4) Chinese govt routinely detains people for their speech. https://t.co/my2p0fQScQ
— Yaqiu Wang 王亚秋 (@Yaqiu) July 6, 2020
I’m not gay.
I’m not Muslim.
I’m not a senior.
I’m not Polish.
I’m not trans.
I’m not black.
I’m not a refugee.
I don’t have a disability.
I’m not a woman.
I’m not homeless.
But if I don’t defend everyone’s rights, how can I expect anyone to defend mine?
— Andrew Stroehlein (@astroehlein) July 2, 2020
22-year old South Korean triathlete Choi Sook-hyun took her own life after filing many complaints about beatings, verbal abuse+harassment abuse by her coach+doctor.
— Minky Worden (@MinkysHighjinks) July 4, 2020
The Fall of Srebrenica and the Failure of UN Peacekeeping
— Human Rights Watch (@hrw) July 12, 2020
— Emina Ćerimović (@EminaCerimovic) July 11, 2020
— Fred Abrahams (@fredabrahams) July 12, 2020
25 years ago, Bosnian Serb forces killed more than 8,000 Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica. Today, some of the men who were involved in the massacre hold key political and economic positions in Serbia. https://t.co/UkJPnzEAX7 pic.twitter.com/ocCQAyEmIf
— Kenneth Roth (@KenRoth) July 11, 2020
A #Tunisian court sentenced two men to 2 years in prison for "suspicion" of #homosexuality under archaic sodomy laws. #Tunisia should immediately quash the men’s conviction & release them, & halt arrests based on sexual orientation#AbolishArticle230 @hrw https://t.co/psEnKbmaBf pic.twitter.com/JcOI51rMXD
— Rasha Younes (@Rasha__Younes) July 6, 2020
The larger the humanitarian tragedy in Yemen gets, the larger the UK government's moral bankruptcy gets. https://t.co/kCNtTxyWmB
— Afrah Nasser (@Afrahnasser) July 7, 2020
— Emina Ćerimović (@EminaCerimovic) July 8, 2020
— Claudio Francavilla (@ClaFrancavilla) July 6, 2020
Turkey: Politically Motivated Conviction of Activists https://t.co/rRTGKYOarK
— Emma Sinclair-Webb (@esinclairwebb) July 6, 2020
In #Russia, where the space for free press has shrunk dramatically, Svetlana Prokopyeva’s guilty verdict on bogus terrorism charges does real disservice to the public. Authorities should unconditionally vacate her politically motivated conviction. @hrw https://t.co/4OD66a5AX0
— Tanya Lokshina (@TanyaLokshina) July 6, 2020
For months Brazil’s president @jairbolsonaro visited stores & had meetings without a mask; shook supporters' hands. He has tested + for coronavirus & will receive the best health care available. Millions of Brazilians at risk because of his policies won't.https://t.co/M8MKrQgb99 pic.twitter.com/pu5sRbYtDd
— César Muñoz (@_Cesar_Munoz) July 8, 2020