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The people which the Mexican government is expelling include Central American families and unaccompanied children, who were initially deported and dumped in Mexico by the United States. According to Human Rights experts, it is unlikely that these deportations have been carried out in line with Mexican, US, and international law. 

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Chad, Senegal -

The former dictator of Chad (from June 1982 to December 1990), Hissène Habré, has died in a Senegal prison due to COVID19. Human rights and justice groups have been asking for months for the dictator to be vaccinated. The confirmation of his COVID19 infection was published by his widow Fatimé Raymonne Habré.Habré was accused of ordering mass rapes, rape slavery plus ordering murders while in power. In the eight years that he was in power, the Chadian government carried out 40,000 politically motivated murders and 200,000 cases of torture, according to an investigation commission formed after he was deposed in...

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China -

On February 15, 2020, China's authorities in Guangzhou arrested human rights defender Xu Zhiyong for promoting human rights in Fujian province and calling for top government officials to disclose their income.

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Ethiopia -

According to Samantha Power, the head of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), food will run out this week for millions of people facing famine in Ethiopia. The US agency blames the Ethiopian government for restricting access.

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Myanmar -

A new report by the human rights defense group Fortify Rights finds that the National Unity Government can delegate jurisdiction to the International Criminal Court in The Hague to investigate and possibly prosecute mass-atrocity crimes in Myanmar dating back to 2002. Doing so would provide justice, accountability, and an end to impunity for the battered country. "On February 1, 2021, the Myanmar military carried out a coup d’état, seizing political power while killing and imprisoning opponents en masse. Following the coup, elected legislators and others in the country formed the National Unity Government (NUG) to oppose military rule and reflect the will...

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