Trending rights tweets of the week: Trump’s actions fuel riot at the US Capitol; white supremacy and anti-Semitism converge in Washington DC; the Ethiopian government should let the United Nations investigate grave abuses which numerous witnesses say those involved in the #Tigray conflict have committed; and it is profoundly disappointing that the Kenosha County DA declined filing charges against Officer Sheskey for shooting Jacob Blake multiple times this summer.
We are witnessing bedlam and chaos as angry mobs storm the US Capitol in a futile effort to overturn a legitimate national election. This is what happens in other nations ruled by lawless autocrats who mobilize brigades to intimidate & attack political opponents pic.twitter.com/e9G1ujOPhr
— Nicole Austin-Hillery (@NicoleAustinHil) January 6, 2021
— Kenneth Roth (@KenRoth) January 7, 2021
The most dangerous delusion is, “it can’t happen here”.
— Andrew Stroehlein (@astroehlein) January 6, 2021
Never underestimate or dismiss populists or “illiberal democracy” as trivial.
Never think “it cannot happen here”.
Stand up for the rule of law, human rights, and democracy.
Make a positive difference. It matters.
— Lotte Leicht (@LotteLeicht1) January 6, 2021
Hold Trump and his enablers to account for Capitol attack.
— Human Rights Watch (@hrw) January 7, 2021
Nikki Haley's actions will also be judged harshly by history, since she helped Trump undermine human rights worldwide when she served as his ambassador to the UN. https://t.co/oWPXFeK69L https://t.co/xI7zajOBsp
— Andrew Stroehlein (@astroehlein) January 9, 2021
The #Ethiopia government should let the United Nations investigate grave abuses which numerous witnesses say all those involved in the #Tigray conflict have committed, especially in light of the government's past failures to investigate similar abuses @HRW https://t.co/HOmZt5FSYa pic.twitter.com/6gRQLPtNGp
— Gerry Simpson (@GerrySimpsonHRW) January 4, 2021
— Human Rights Watch (@hrw) January 4, 2021
"Israel transports batches of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine deep inside the West Bank. But they are only distributed to Jewish settlers, and not the roughly 2.7 million Palestinians living around them who may have to wait for weeks or months." https://t.co/5ceRdCumOD
— Omar Shakir (@OmarSShakir) January 4, 2021
Uganda's long-serving president, Yoweri Museveni, faces a powerful electoral challenge in musician-turned-politician @HEBobiWine. Museveni's forces are already trying to stop fair campaigning. The big question: on January 14, will they allow a fair vote? https://t.co/ekKNNvKTZu pic.twitter.com/IlOtfGvKzZ
— Kenneth Roth (@KenRoth) January 5, 2021
#China’s New Year’s resolution is repression.
In #HongKong, shocking arrests of moderate leading legislators, lawyers, journalists+pollster show tightening chokehold by Beijing using tool of National Security Law.#StandWithHongKonghttps://t.co/MGoL1dpPy9 pic.twitter.com/H86fDq93fr
— Minky Worden (@MinkysHighjinks) January 6, 2021
Now that #Saudi Arabia is easing tensions & opening border with #Qatar, how about releasing detainees like @salman_alodah, accused of opposing a blockade (that only ended up separating families, stranding workers, & interrupting people's medical care)? https://t.co/rxnbyUFAuV pic.twitter.com/e9RPq52L3Q
— Michael Page (@MichaelARPage) January 4, 2021
It is profoundly disappointing that Kenosha County DA declined filing charges against Officer Sheskey for shooting Jacob Blake multiple times this summer. Once again, police get a pass for inexcusable violence. https://t.co/sPxUn1aD7C
— John Raphling (@JRaphling) January 6, 2021
Militia terrorized #Libyan town for 6 years leaving behind mass graves & 100s missing. Authorities should take proper steps to identify bodies, deliver justice
— Hanan Salah (@HananMSalah) January 7, 2021