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It’s #GivingTuesday!
Here are 9 great reasons to support TRIAL.
Oops, 10 reasons actually, as 2 generous donors will match all donations up to a total of 30,000 USD!!!
Reason #1: Erwin #Sperisen, former chief of police of #Guatemala, will have to serve his 15-year prison sentence for complicity in 7 cases of #extrajudicialexecutions of prisoners. So has decided #Switzerland’s Supreme Court (26 Nov.)…
2. #DRC: three former militiamen, including the infamous warlord Kokodikoko, have been sentenced for #CrimesAgainstHumanity to between 15 years and life in prison. Hundreds of victims have been awarded reparations (19 Nov.)…
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Great Sunday read: @amnesty report by @TanyaOCarroll @JoeWestby on the human rights impact of @Google & @facebook business models.

In this thread,I present some thoughts for folks interested in the intersection of human rights advocacy and academia. (👋 @oiioxford students)1/16
I will try to weave together the report's 4 key topics:

1. #surveillancecapitalism
2. #privacy
3. #AI
4. #market #concentration

with the work of various academics working on the social justice implications of platforms. 2/16
1. Surveillance capitalism:
The report drives home its main point: "It's the economy stupid!"

or as they frame it:

"The technology behind the internet is not incompatible with our rights, but the business model Facebook and Google have chosen is."
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At my tribunal the Judge welcomed live tweeting as a means of #openjustice . It was brilliantly done by @wwwritingclub. Someone didn't like something she reported and complained to @Twitter. Her account was suspended for 12 hrs. She wasn't able to live tweet from #FairCopJR
Someone also did not like that the women of Mumsnet were talking openly about the case and the individuals involved. They received ominous warnings about "reporting restrictions" and decided to take all the names out if the posts to be on the safe side…
After clarification that there were no reporting restrictions they have promised to replace all the names.
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At 09:45 on Monday our team of human rights observers deployed overnight outside #PolyU were arrested on suspicion of "participating in a riot." We believe they did nothing wrong and the arrests are in breach of Hong Kong's obligations under the ICCPR.…
All are now released on bail and are fine except for being exhausted. At this time we are not commenting further due to the usual legal stuff. I'd like to thank all those who helped us over the last 24hrs. It's at times like this when friends and networks are most important.
“The role of journalists and other monitors engaged in observing, documenting and
reporting on assemblies is of special importance, and is protected under Article 21 [ICCPR] and its related rights. Journalists and observers may not be prohibited from recording assemblies..."
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I often use the term Muslim Brotherhood/ ikhwan in Arabic. It is a global Islamist organization founded in #Egypt by a Islamic scholar Hassan al-Banna in 1928 he wrote a book about Jihad.
Learn about the Muslim Brotherhood in America 🇺🇸 it's Free ↘

Muslim Brotherhood in America, Part 1: The Threat Doctrine of #Shariah and the Muslim Brotherhood on @YouTube

This is #Hamas in #Gaza The @StateDept classifies them and many other Palestinian Terrorists as Foreign Terrorist Organizations or FTO
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8.🗣️📢Alert World leaders, citizens of the world, is attempting a coup d'état in #Bolivia.
🗣️📢Do not let that happen.
🗣️📢Evo Morales is one of the great leaders of the 21st century.
🗣️📢Protect democracy
🗣️📢Protect Bolivia
#regimechange #ProtectBolivia #ProtectDemocracy
1. 🗣️📢Alert World leaders, citizens of the world, is attempting a coup d'état in #Bolivia.
🗣️📢Do not let that happen.
🗣️📢Evo Morales is one of the great leaders of the 21st century.
🗣️📢Protect democracy
🗣️📢Protect Bolivia…
2. 🗣️📢Alert World leaders, citizens of the world, is attempting a coup d'état in #Bolivia.
🗣️📢Do not let that happen.
🗣️📢Evo Morales is one of the great leaders of the 21st century.
🗣️📢Protect democracy
🗣️📢Protect Bolivia…
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[Thread] A Chinese student group, likely CSSA, threatened Columbia University to cancel a panel discussion on #humanrights in #hongkong #tibet #EastTurkestan #Uyghurs and #China. And they successfully blocked the discussion. An extreme insult to free speech in this country.
[Cont.] A statement co-authored by all panelists and the moderator will be out soon. Even in recent months, many similar things happened in US, Australia, Canada and other countries. #CSSA is definitely a weapon of Chinese government.
Here are two flyers we posted on Eventbrite:
The cancellation explains the importance of this panel discussion. Chinese government successfully prevented this discussion, as it did numerous times in the world. [cont.]
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By tripling gasoline prices, the mullahs further impoverish the people. #Iran #IranProtests
The economic lifeline are controlled by Khamenei, Rouhani & the billion-dollar thieves working with them. They pillage ppl’s wealth for warmongering, unpatriotic nuclear & missile programs to usurp ppl’s sovereignty. #Iran #IranProtests
Repressive forces are on full alert fearing popular protests. As long as this anti-human regime remains in power, high prices, unemployment & other calamities will only intensify. #Iran #IranProtests
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Arrest in #Sweden over 1988 prison massacre in #Iran.
This is what we know so far.
1. A man under the name of Hamid Noury was arrested at Stockholm airport on Saturday 9 November.
2. He is a 58-year old Iranian national.
3. He is suspected of having participated from a prison outside Tehran in the infamous massacre of thousands of detainees during the summer of 1988.
4. He was brought before a judge this morning (13 November).
5. He claims the wrong person has been arrested.
6. The judge seems to have ordered his detention for an initial period of 1 month.
7. Sweden has jurisdiction over crimes under international law amounting to #WarCrimes and is entitled to act when a suspect is present on its territory.
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Representatives of 33 countries criticized #HumanRights abuses in Iran… #Iranfreedom #freeiran #MEK #Iran @USAdarFarsi
1/2 Although Amnesty International and Western governments condemned Iran’s violation of HR, Iran’s representative at the review session of the UN HRC in Geneva,...… #Iranfreedom #freeiran #MEK #Iran @USAdarFarsi
2/2 claimed that the Islamic Republic of Iran is one of the largest democracies in Western #Asia and needs no Special Rapporteur!!!!…
#Iranfreedom #freeiran #MEK #Iran @USAdarFarsi @threadreaderapp
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The intern'l community must publicly condemn the deterioration in #Iran’s #HumanRights record during the country’s upcoming review session at the @UNHumanRights Council in Geneva on 8 November, @amnesty said today.
#Iran’s upcoming @UN human rights review session offers a crucial opportunity for the international community to send a strong and clear message to the Iranian authorities that its shocking disregard 4 #HumanRights rights will not be tolerated.
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Are data rights human rights? How can tech drive economic growth? What can startups do to fight climate change?

We’re at #WebSummit2019 this week, where we’re covering everything from digital rights to inclusive economies

Follow us here for the latest
How can leaders use tech to promote economic prosperity across Europe?

@DoroBaer, a German politician working in digital affairs, and @GPapandreou, former Prime Minister of Greece, take to the stage

“We can use technology for public service AND for revolutionising democracy” says @GPapandreou #WebSummit19
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2.🗣️📢Alert World leaders, citizens of the world, is attempting a coup d'état in #Bolivia.
🗣️📢Do not let that happen.
🗣️📢Evo Morales is one of the great leaders of the 21st century.
🗣️📢Protect democracy
🗣️📢Protect Bolivia
#regimechange #ProtectBolivia #ProtectDemocracy
1. 🗣️📢Alert World leaders, citizens of the world, is attempting a coup d'état in #Bolivia.
🗣️📢Do not let that happen.
🗣️📢Evo Morales is one of the great leaders of the 21st century.
🗣️📢Protect democracy
🗣️📢Protect Bolivia…
By @telesurenglish
The Bolivian Air Force said that a presidential helicopter that was moving to @evoespueblo had to make an emergency landing due to a mechanical failure, near Colquiria, La Paz, where the president was inaugurating a road.
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Thanks to #Canada 2 condemn & recognize #1988Massacre in #Iran as Crime Against Humanity.
The motion adopted unanimously by @OurCommons on June 5, 2013.
Now, it’s time 4 @CanadaFP & @UNGeneva #UPR34 #Iran to form investigative Committee to hold Perpetrators accountable
In 2013, Foreign Minister John Baird:
We wish 2 extend Canada’s deepest sympathies &condolences 2 families of 1K innocents fallen victim 2 #Iran regime
Canada grieves alongside all those whose loved ones suffered on orders of Iran’s past &present rulers…
@Baird: The persecution of dissident voices & systematic stifling of democratic freedoms stem from the highest levels of this regressive clerical-military dictatorship in #Iran & its terrorist operatives in #IRGC & Hezbollah.…
@mbachelet @JavaidRehman
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𝙍𝙪𝙩𝙝𝙡𝙚𝙨𝙨 𝙍𝙤𝙢𝙖𝙣𝙨
History books tell us how great the Roman empire was, they use the word 'civilized'. Yet, Romans did what neither the Aztec cannibals or Spanish conquistadors didn't do - they turned murder into a sport. This thread is based on -
Roman history is in three parts -
1. First were Roman kings - War leaders who went around smashing people. Then the seventh king (seriously named Lucius Superbus) started smashing his own people so..
2. Kings were thrown out in 509 BC and people evolved a system - Republic.
This was around the same time kingdom of Magadha was rising in ancient Bihar. Romans, however decided one strong leader was better for smashing other people so..
3. They created 'Emperor' with an 'empire' who smashed everyone in sight, and many who were out of sight too.
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We at @BarHumanRights were glad to put together this powerful panel on #Kashmir yesterday. My closing remarks - the international community must demand an end to the cycle of impunity. Let @UNHumanRights and investigating teams in to document violations to pursue accountability.
In response to a question by @SteveBakerHW y’day, PM @BorisJohnson said whilst Kashmir was a profound concern, nothing had changed in the UK position. But we can and must advocate with @eu_eeas that international and UN teams should be allowed in.
With thanks to @MirzaWaheed for his powerful literary opening, painting modern events against a backdrop of growing up in the Valley. He described growing up in curfew, how it impacted Kashmiris. He questioned whether siege was now stg more permanent.

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Docs you all write brilliant articles, but unless they're affected people don't read them.

PLEASE watch this 2 min video, this is URGENT! There are articles attached to prove this is critical. This can affect every #American. People are needlessly dying, We need your #Help
Almost 6 decades ago the UN addressed the under-treatment of pain, despite narcotic pain relief many people around the world suffer needlessly. In 1961 we recognized the undertreatment of #pain is a #HumanRights abuse. #RNC & #DNC are you listening?…
The #DEA is arguably waging a war against the weakest members of society These are #HumanRights abuses! #Trump Administration you think #KidsInCages was bad!

Plz, use the link in the article to let the DEA know what you think about more cuts to supplies…
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BEFORE READING THIS THREAD, do you think this statement is TRUE or FALSE?

Despite being a documented #epidemic for decades, @HHSGov's #CenterForDiseaseControl(@CDCgov) intentionally obstructs its collecting #statistics on what causes at least 10% of deaths NEEDLESSLY every year.

HINT: You already know of these systemic #DataScams due to #PublicCorruption & #RegulatoryCapture:

🤥#UScensus is maliciously biased

Thread coming soon about #CauseOfDeath #DataFraud

#AmericanSwamp #MedicalControlFraud

ANOTHER HINT: My inability to escape intrahospital, interhospital & health/disability insurers’ #ConspiracyAgainstRights using #MedicalControlFrauds exposes motive of the right answer.

Watch this video later to understand #PublicCorruption by example📽️
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#Amnesty raising Alarm & Says #Turkey sending #Syrian #Refugees back to #Syria #SafeZone. Amnesty should also reminded the world that: #Europe does Not want & is NOT accepting any of these refugees. - - -…
The Ludicrous Hypocrisy is so obvious & transparent: #Turkey has been hosting-housing-feeding 3+ Mil Syrian Refugees for YEARS (including healthcare & is education!) While #EU doing everything they can to avoid them entry. How is that for “Human Rights” Motto??! Enough already!
Do you know how much #Turkey has spent on #Syria refugees In the last 6 years? Over $40 Billion. Do you know how much the entire European nations in #EU contributed to this? Less than $5 Billion. Don’t let the #MSM misinform & fool you on this topic!
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Mrs. #MaryamRajavi's speech to #European Parl discussed the continuing #HumanRights violations in #Iran & the destructive policies of the Iranian regime in #MiddleEast.She calls 4 a firm European policy in support of the Iranian Pple’s Resistance 4 democracy.
#MaryamRajavi: "I would like to once again reiterate that to thwart #Iran|ian clerical regime’s terrorism & espionage, its Ministry of Intelligence & Security (#MOIS), #IRGC & the terrorist Quds Force must be designated as #terrorist entities."…
#MaryamRajavi: "I would say: #Iran is a massacred country where, in addition to #PoliticalPrisoners, its #Natural resources, #Culture, & #Environment have all been massacred."
#NoImpunity4Mullahs #FreeIran #1988Massacre
#AFP #Reuters #FoxNews #CNN #NGOs…
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Clashes in #HongKong on 20th Straight Weekend of #Protests (Thread 👇)

Full video & story:…

#China #Eye4HK #加油 #antiELAB #反送中 #HkPoliceBrutality #HongKongProtests #FreeHK #StandWithHongKong #HongKongProtest
#HumanRights #Chinazi #HongKongPolice
"So everytime we do have a peaceful parade or march, it's just that every time there’s police coming out to provoke us. If they don’t come out, they don’t suddenly raise their flag, everytime it will be fine, it will be peaceful."

#StandWithHongKong #hkpolicebrutality #HongKong
"There are mysterious suicides everyday and there have been at least 114 mysterious suicides since the beginning of the time revolution in June, and we can see police brutality on the frontline on a daily basis."

#StandWithHongKong #hkpolicebrutality #HongKong #China #Eye4HK #HK
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