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Yemen’s Human-Rights Defenders Are Fighting Increasingly Desperate Odds

Yemen’s Human-Rights Defenders Are Fighting Increasingly Desperate Odds

s one of the most prominent defenders of human rights in Yemen, Radhya Almutawakel is well-acquainted with danger. Working in active war zones in the midst of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, Almutawakel has spent years documenting human-rights violations as chairperson of Mwatana, one of the few still-operational civilian organizations in Yemen. In a country where political parties now control the vast majority of NGOs, Mwatana’s nonpartisan reporting has indicted all sides in the conflict. “In Yemen, there are no heroes,” says Almutawakel, who has met with scores of victims of bombings by the Saudi-led coalition, as well as numerous survivors of torture and unlawful detention at the hands of the Yemen government and the country’s main opposition group, known as the Houthis. “It’s a balance of weaknesses, and everyone is committing abuse.” [https://www.thenation.com/article/yemens-human-rights-defenders-are-fighting-increasingly-desperate-odds/]

Washington Post Opinion: Saudi Arabia’s brutal treatment of female reformers should have woken us up long ago

Washington Post Opinion: Saudi Arabia’s brutal treatment of female reformers should have woken us up long ago

The 2018 Midterm Cycle Could Be the Most Islamophobic U.S. Election Ever

The 2018 Midterm Cycle Could Be the Most Islamophobic U.S. Election Ever