Trending rights tweets this week: Policing in the United States, including how New York police carried out a plan trap and arrest peaceful protesters in the Bronx; Indian authorities freeze the bank accounts of Amnesty International’s India office; Saudi Arabia is implicated in recruitment of child soldiers as young as 12 in Yemen; and 12 Hong Kong protesters held incommunicado.
Since police officers killed George Floyd on a Minneapolis street on May 25, United States law enforcement officers have shot and killed at least 295 more people. https://t.co/bupEsBXoWS pic.twitter.com/qZiujWZhEc
— Human Rights Watch (@hrw) October 2, 2020
New York City police carried out a plan to trap, assault, and arrest over 250 peaceful protesters in the South Bronx on June 4.
— Human Rights Watch (@hrw) September 30, 2020
Unprovoked & without warning, New York City police moved in on trapped protesters in the Bronx, wielding batons, beating people from car tops, shoving them to ground, firing pepper spray into their faces & arresting over 250 people. New @hrw report today https://t.co/OeUkQyCuTy
— Laura Pitter (@Laurapitter) September 30, 2020
Indian authorities have frozen the bank accounts of Amnesty International’s India office, forcing it to halt operations. This crackdown on @AIIndia is yet more evidence that PM Modi's government is failing to uphold freedom of speech and association.https://t.co/Ijg647C0w4 pic.twitter.com/HqLOWMcGma
— Kenneth Roth (@KenRoth) September 29, 2020
Saudi Arabia implicated in recruitment of child soldiers as young as 12 in Yemen. New UN report says boys offered salaries in Saudi currency, taken to Saudi Arabia for training, and deployed to fight against Houthis. Some died in combat. https://t.co/UmIqjYMUKa pic.twitter.com/7fCy4nGaUj
— Jo Becker (@jobeckerhrw) September 29, 2020
Students at #Oxford University specialising in the study of #China are being asked to submit some papers anonymously to protect them from the possibility of retribution under the sweeping new security law introduced three months ago in #HongKong.https://t.co/ETJzoQz4Yw
— Lotte Leicht (@LotteLeicht1) September 28, 2020
Chinese President Xi Jinping says he has been "totally correct" to detain one million or more Uighur/Turkic Muslims until they abandon Islam and their culture. Unless we can stop him, he vows to stick with this cruel, inhumane policy "for the long term." https://t.co/aRursVAlUy pic.twitter.com/T8vGD4wh9x
— Kenneth Roth (@KenRoth) September 27, 2020
— Sophie Richardson (@SophieHRW) September 28, 2020
— Amos Toh (@AmosToh) September 29, 2020
Ahead of Irreecha festival, #Ethiopia gov't forces should ease tensions & show that it has learned lessons from its response to recent unrest in #Oromia & to 2016 Irreecha events by exercising restraint & allowing gatherers to celebrate safely @hrw https://t.co/8yEi0za8iy pic.twitter.com/GtSLSBhi79
— Laetitia Bader (@LaetitiaBader) September 29, 2020
The @UofT allegedly rescinded offer for director of law school's human rights program based on external pressure about her work on Israel. @hrw responds: "No one should pay such a price simply for exposing human rights violations by any country" https://t.co/hDV1xf11OZ pic.twitter.com/qs0LyrpN9H
— Omar Shakir (@OmarSShakir) September 30, 2020
NEW @hrw groundbreaking report details #Egyptian security forces' horrific abuses, torture & ill-treatment of #LGBT ppl in #Egypt’s prisons. @a7maad3laa2, imprisoned with #SarahHegazy for raising a #rainbowflag, shares his story. https://t.co/SUxDRdtg9qpic.twitter.com/dM7YnbHpK7
— Rasha Younes (@Rasha__Younes) October 1, 2020
Since police officers killed George Floyd on a Minneapolis street on May 25, United States law enforcement officers have shot and killed at least 295 more people.
You read that right.
— Jan Kooy (@KooyJan) September 25, 2020
Paris Mayor, Anne Hidalgo, pulled out from the Riyadh-led Urban 20 summit to protest against the detention by Saudi Arabia of prominent women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul, who was made an honorary citizen of the city of Paris in 2019 https://t.co/9uaBanwguc pic.twitter.com/QKo0akSJrJ
— Bénédicte Jeannerod (@BenJeannerod) September 30, 2020
— Sophie McNeill (@Sophiemcneill) September 29, 2020
Chile's Senate should reject a bill that would criminalize the denial of the heinous abuses committed during the country’s military dictatorship.
— José Miguel Vivanco (@JMVivancoHRW) September 28, 2020
Two years since Jamal Khashoggi was killed, and it's still hard to believe that it happened. The brazenness. The horrifying act of the murder itself. I won't forget where I was when I heard it. Worse yet, that we're still waiting for justice. My thoughts are with his loved ones.
— Rothna Begum (@Rothna_Begum) October 2, 2020