Una investigación de The New York Times revela que las fuerzas de seguridad dispararon municiones letales contra civiles desarmados, en las protestas de diciembre y enero.
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Protests in Peru: How Police Used Lethal Force Against Demonstrators
A New York Times investigation found that the country’s police and military fired lethal ammunition at unarmed civilians during protests in December and January.
An Activist’s Flight Reveals Widening Repression in Algeria
Four years after a popular uprising fueled hopes for change and real democracy, the country’s government is using vaguely defined statutes to round up hundreds.
In World Cup Run-Up, Qatar Pressed U.N. Agency Not to Investigate Abuses
Lobbying at the International Labor Organization dovetailed with an influence campaign that sparked a corruption scandal at the European Parliament.
There’s a Menace Hanging Over Brazil
And it’s not Jair Bolsonaro.
Nicaragua’s Human Rights Abuses Similar to Nazi Regime, Investigators Find
A U.N. inquiry found that President Daniel Ortega and top members of his government committed human rights abuses, providing evidence for efforts to try them overseas.
Biden and Putin Give Clashing Claims of Who Is to Blame for Ukraine War
In sharply opposed speeches, President Vladimir V. Putin said Russia invaded in self-defense, while President Biden said Mr. Putin bore sole responsibility. But they agreed the war would not end soon.
Ian Fishback’s American Nightmare
He was a decorated soldier, a whistle-blower against torture. Then he was undone by his own mind — and a health care system that utterly failed him.
‘Equality of Injustice for All’: Saudi Arabia Expands Crackdown on Dissent
The kingdom’s courts are meting out harsher punishments than ever to citizens who criticize the government, with prosecutions built on Twitter posts ending in prison sentences of 15 to 45 years.
Greece Border Abuses Highlight Europe’s Clashing Priorities on Migration
The top rights officer at Europe’s border agency said in a confidential report that it should stop working with Greece because border guards there were mistreating asylum seekers.
The Toll That Twitter’s Glitches Is Taking on Chinese Activists
As the Elon Musk-owned social media service encounters interruptions and bugs, Chinese dissidents and activists said they feared they were being muzzled.
Iran Announces Amnesty, but It May Not Spare Many Protesters
While the government said tens of thousands of prisoners were to be freed or get reduced sentences, rights advocates suggested the move was a sham.
One of the Strangest Friendships in Washington
How Tony Perkins, head of the Family Research Council, formed an unlikely friendship with a liberal lawyer.
Harvard Reverses Course on Human Rights Advocate Who Criticized Israel
News that the university had blocked a fellowship for the former head of Human Rights Watch stirred debate over academic freedom and donor influence.
The World Has Fallen for the Taliban’s Lies Once Again
The world must punish the Afghan regime for its broken promises.
Gary Hart: The “New Church Committee” Is an Outrage
The new committee seems designed to prevent law enforcement and intelligence agencies from enforcing the law.
‘A Wild Card’: Son of Uganda’s President Jostles to Succeed His Father
General Muhoozi Kainerugaba has been positioning himself as Uganda’s next leader. But his provocative tweets have unnerved Ugandans and put his father in a bind.
Here Are the People Iran Sentenced to Death in Its Protest Crackdown
An updated look at the Iranians marked for execution in the government’s attempt to curb a monthslong uprising.
Victor Hugo Statue Takes a Prominent Place in France’s Debate on Race
After a restoration darkened the hue of a statue at the birthplace of the French writer, complaints ensued — then vandalism.
Aung San Suu Kyi Trial in Myanmar Nears End
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has faced a series of charges since being detained in a coup in early 2021. Her trials came to an end on Friday, capping months of legal proceedings.
Iran Uses Rape to Enforce Women’s Modesty
America and the West need to show as much strength in opposing this tyrannical regime as these protesters have.
Bribery Case Cracks Open European Parliament — and Finds Hidden Cash
Prosecutors say the glamorous lifestyle of a European lawmaker masked a Qatari corruption scandal. It exposed how vulnerable Brussels is to foreign influence.
‘Banksy of Borovsk,’ a Russian Muralist, Wages His Own War
An 84-year-old artist, defying Moscow’s crackdown on dissent, wants his country to acknowledge misdeeds both past and present.
With End of Griner’s Detention, a New Wave of WNBA Activism Begins
With their campaign to free Brittney Griner from prison in Russia over, W.N.B.A. players say they will help free others and focus on women’s health and pay equity.
Griner’s Detention Showed the Strength and the Struggle in Women’s Sports
The W.N.B.A.’s players and fans pushed furiously for Brittney Griner’s release from a Russian penal colony, but her plight also highlighted gender inequities in sports.
‘I Will Keep Fighting’: China’s Protesters Say It’s Bigger Than Covid
The restrictions that drove people into the streets last month are being rolled back. But many of those who demonstrated say they want more.
A Surge in Tourists in Restive Kashmir, but ‘No Mental Peace’ for Residents
Visitors have flocked back to the region — proof, India says, that its imposition of control worked. But people who live there say fear and uncertainty persist.
Xi Loosens Up. It Won’t Be Enough.
Brave Chinese protesters’ broader yearning for rights can no more be extinguished than a virus.
How El Salvador’s State of Emergency Has Impacted the Crime Rate
The president declared a state of emergency eight months ago to take on gang violence, and arrests soared. Close to 100,000 people are behind bars as of November, more than triple the prison system’s capacity.
US Court Dismisses Suit Against Saudi Crown Prince in Khashoggi Killing
The court followed the Biden administration’s guidance that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has immunity as a head of government in a case over the death of Jamal Khashoggi.
Global Car Supply Chains Entangled With Abuses in Xinjiang, Report Says
A new report on the auto industry cites extensive links to Xinjiang, where the U.S. government now presumes goods are made with forced labor.
In Sweeping New Law, Indonesia Outlaws Sex Outside of Marriage
An earlier version of the bill was shelved in 2019 after tens of thousands of young people protested in the streets, arguing that the law threatened their civil liberties.
What to Know About Iran’s Morality Police
A top official suggested over the weekend that the unit, responsible for enforcing the Islamic Republic’s strict dress codes, had been shut down, though there has not been any government confirmation.
China Stems Wave of Protest, but Ripples of Resistance Remain
Students, residents, lawyers and workers are still challenging the country’s Covid-19 restrictions, even though the intensity of the political chants has been dialed back.
The Chinese Dream, Denied
The world’s harshest Covid restrictions exemplify how Xi Jinping’s authoritarian excesses have rewritten Beijing’s longstanding social contract with its people.
As the World Focuses on Soccer, a Women’s Team in Exile Aches to Play
The Afghan women’s national team fled to Australia when the Taliban took over. FIFA, yielding to Afghanistan’s soccer federation, no longer recognizes the team.
The Communist Party Is Losing China’s People
China’s obsession with controlling Covid has exposed the government’s inherent weakness.
Proud, Scared and Conflicted. What the China Protesters Told Me.
In more than a dozen interviews, young people explained how the events of the past few days became what one called a “tipping point.”
Deadly Blaze in China Fuels Defiance Against Xi’s Covid Policies
Protests became rare once the government cut off most routes to collective action. But ubiquitous Covid rules, bringing shared suffering, have created a focus for anger.
Qataris Say Criticism of Country Amid World Cup Is Rooted in Stereotypes
Many in the country say the barrage of criticism about its human rights record and the exploitation of migrant workers is laced with discrimination and hypocrisy.
Volker Türk, the U.N.’s New Human Rights Chief, Has a Lot to Do.
From Iran to Ukraine to Xinjiang in China, Volker Türk will have no shortage of challenges as he steps into one of the United Nations’ most delicate roles.
How Iran’s Security Forces Use Ambulances to Suppress Protests
Witness accounts and video analysis reveal how the state is co-opting ambulances to infiltrate demonstrations and detain protesters.
A Contentious World Cup
Concerns about corruption and human rights loom over a typically joyous sporting event.
Security Forces in Iran Have Blinded Hundreds of Protesters
Security forces have been firing ammunition that has ruptured the eyes of antigovernment demonstrators in the past two months. “Everything went dark,” one said.
US Backs Immunity for Saudi Leader in Lawsuit Over Khashoggi Murder
The State Department said Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the kingdom’s de facto ruler, should have legal immunity as the head of the Saudi government.
Electrical Cords, Metal Pipes: In Kherson, Signs of Torture Emerge
The liberation of a Russian-held city was joyous. The revelations about what happened during occupation are anything but.
Iran Unleashes Its Wrath on Its Children for Joining Protests
Hundreds of minors have been detained for joining the demonstrations, and many others have died in the crackdown, according to Iranian lawyers and rights activists.
Can There Be a Rights Reckoning for Nations That Don’t Want to Do It?
In nations reckoning with atrocities, reconciliation panels and similar bodies often obscure or delay the truth. But that doesn’t mean that international justice has no effect.
The Sunday Read: ‘Taken Under Fascism, Spain’s “Stolen Babies” Are Learning the Truth’
Thousands of Spanish children were taken from hospitals and sold to wealthy Catholic families. This is Ana Belén Pintado’s story.
Hosting Climate Summit Is Both Opportunity and Risk for Egypt
The COP27 meeting next week allows a debt-wracked African country to champion climate needs of poorer nations. But it also puts Egypt under scrutiny.