Human Rights Watch

Jessica Corbett, staff writer
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo listens during a cabinet meeting in the East Room of the White House on May 19, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
"The U.S. State Department's effort to cherry-pick rights in order to deny some their human rights is a dangerous political stunt that could spark a race to the bottom by human rights-abusing governments around the world."
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
President Donald Trump makes a statement with Attorney General William Barr in the Rose Garden of the White House on July 11, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
"It built a secret supply chain for the lethal drugs so that participating...
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
People stand in line for free HIV test during an International Condom Day event in Kiev organized by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) on Feb. 13, 2019. Ukraine had the second largest HIV epidemic in Europe last year. (Photo: Pavlo Conchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Critics called the ruling "a step back for human rights and public health."

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In an ominous sort of pilot program for global off-the-shelf surveillance no longer constrained by cost or local technological savvy, a new report from Human Rights Watch details how the poor but U.S.-allied regime of Ethiopia has established an abusive, widespread, state-of-the-art surveillance regime using products from the US and other countries. "They Know Everything We Do" explores how Ethiopia, under the familiar guise of fighting terrorism, has suppressed political opposition within its...