January 2022

An Update on China’s Human Rights Controversy Ahead of the 2022 Beijing Olympics

With the Beijing Olympics fast approaching, several countries (including the United States, Canada, Japan, and Great Britain) have announced diplomatic boycotts of the 2022 Winter Games over China’s continued maltreatment of its minority Uyghur Muslim population residing mainly in the Xinjiang province Although Liberty Lexington published a more in-depth report back in April 2021, hereContinue reading “An Update on China’s Human Rights Controversy Ahead of the 2022 Beijing Olympics”

Kazakhstani president orders troops to “shoot to kill” after anti-government protests turn violent

by: Nick Mosher On January 2, protests erupted in Zhanaozen, a town in western Kazakhstan, over increased gas prices. The Kazakhstani government recently removed its pricing cap on gas, which caused prices to double. Although protests began over high gas prices, they quickly led to a nation-wide protest over a lack of democratic governance andContinue reading Kazakhstani president orders troops to “shoot to kill” after anti-government protests turn violent

The perilous condition of internationally displaced persons from Abkhazia

by: Sam Carley On January 16th, 2022, 52-year-old Zurab Chichoshvili died in a suspected suicide in a Tbilisi housing facility for internationally displaced persons (IDPs). His death has underscored the treacherous situation that the hundreds of thousands of IDPs in Georgia find themselves in. While Georgian Health Minister Zurab Azarashvilli has publicly stated that theContinue reading The perilous condition of internationally displaced persons from Abkhazia

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