US/EU: Press Tajikistan to Free Journalist

US/EU: Press Tajikistan to Free Journalist

(London) – Diplomats and representatives of international organizations should press Tajik authorities to unconditionally set aside the conviction against a respected journalist convicted on politically motivated charges, 12 human rights organizations said today. The diplomats and representatives of these groups should attend the appeal hearing for the journalist, Khayrullo Mirsaidov on August 15, 2018, in Khujand City […]

EU/Italy/Libya: Disputes Over Rescues Put Lives at Risk

EU/Italy/Libya: Disputes Over Rescues Put Lives at Risk

(Milan) – The European Union’s obstruction of nongovernmental rescues and handover of responsibility to Libyan coast guard forces is a recipe for even greater loss of life in the Mediterranean and a continuing cycle of abuse for people trapped in Libya, Human Rights Watch said today. “The EU’s efforts to block rescues and dithering on where rescued […]

Aid Agency: Greece Must Move Vulnerable Migrants from Island

Greece: 13,000 Still Trapped on Islands As EU-Turkey Anniversary Nears, Move Asylum Seekers to Mainland Safety

(Athens) – Thousands of asylum seekers are trapped on the Aegean islands in deplorable conditions and without access to adequate protection and basic services, nine human rights and humanitarian organizations said today as part of the #OpenTheIslands campaign. The Greek government should act immediately to end the “containment policy” that traps asylum seekers in these conditions on the […]