He points out that there is no political opposition in Uzbekistan, no party that can challenge the president. Torture and inhumane interrogation are banned but persist. Several journalists and bloggers have been detained, questioned and harassed for investigating corruption and questioning policy. While none has gone to prison since Mirziyoyev came to power, those who talked to VOA said they now work in constant fear. … [Read more...] about Will Uzbekistan Seat on UN Human Rights Council Bolster Justice?
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“There are very concerning trends, some of them exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, in terms of the instrumentalization of courts against the vulnerable or those who criticize the government,” he told VOA. “But the hope is that trial monitoring, whether in the moment or by virtue of the record that it creates, can induce governments to abide by their international obligations.” … [Read more...] about Rights Groups Question ‘Hotel Rwanda’ Figure’s Prospect for Fair Trial
His enemies in the vast, corrupt and all-consuming Climate Industrial Complex have never forgiven him for this – and that includes the BBC which has published a typically misleading commentary in a hit-job piece titled US Election 2020: How Trump has changed the world. … [Read more...] about Delingpole: President Trump Is Still Right – and BBC Wrong – on Paris Climate Agreement
What began as complaints about anti-conservative censorship by social media companies has now evolved into outright allegations of election interference, as high-ranking Republicans have accused online platforms of helping Democrats by way of their content moderation decisions. On Wednesday, the Senate Commerce Committee is set to grill the CEOs of Facebook (FB), Google (GOOG) and Twitter (TWTR) amid right-wing cries of partisanship and threats to change a critical law, known as Section 230, that protects the companies' ability to moderate content as they see fit. … [Read more...] about Conservatives push to discredit Facebook, Twitter and Google just days before the election
The Post story claims Hunter Biden helped arrange a meeting between Joe Biden and an executive at a Ukrainian energy company Burisma in April 2015. The series of stories contained hacked materials and personal email addresses, so Twitter (TWTR) initially prevented people from posting links to the article, sending it via direct message and retweeting it. … [Read more...] about The anatomy of the New York Post’s dubious Hunter Biden story