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Human Rights Watch: the resistance against autocrats grows

Even if the victory is not guaranteed, there is always more resistance against autocratic rulers. The Human Rights Watch notes in this year's report on the situation of human rights.

The resistance against autocrats and right-wing populists is growing, according to the assessment of human rights learning in many countries. This was the big news of the past year, writes the Executive Director of Human Rights Watch, Kenneth Roth, in the world report of the human rights organization.

resistance that still fights to win

As examples, he mentions about the efforts in Europe, attacks on democracy, the attempt to prevent another bloodbath in Syria, or the call for a comprehensive investigation of the murder of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

The Saudi Journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, was murdered last year.

"the Same populist, the hatred and intolerance spread, fire resistance, the wins continue to fight," said Roth. "The victory is not guaranteed, but the successes of the past year suggest that the abuse of autocratic rule drives a strong human rights against attack."

Trend is not everywhere positive

The organization Human Rights Watch published its world report.

In this year's world report, the 29. Edition, has investigated Human Rights Watch the human rights situation in more than 100 countries. The Trend is everywhere positive, it said. Autocrats would continue to try to undermine democracy by making minorities scapegoats and demonized, in order to obtain the support of the people. They would weaken the control of your government, such as an independent judiciary, a free media or a strong civilian groups.

As examples, the report cites the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, thousands of Dead in the so-called war on drugs of the Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte or the suppression of the Uighurs in China.

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