April 27, 2023

🇨🇳 China arrested Taiwan-based book publisher Li Yanhe, who has put out books critical of Beijing, for “endangering national security.” 🇨🇳 China sits on the

GOOD: UN experts express concern over China's efforts to undermine Tibetan religious, linguistic and cultural identity and politically indoctrinate Tibetans. They warn China's actions could

“Germany continues to pay for hatred of Jews,” reports Europe's top-selling newspaper @BILD, citing our report with Impact-se. “Germany paid 180 million euros to UNRWA,

🇷🇺 Russia opened a new case against jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, accusing him of terrorism crimes that could lead to an additional 30-year sentence.

🇨🇳 China charged Taiwanese activist Yang Chih-yuan with “secession,” after holding him for eight months. Yang is vice chair of a minor political party that advocates

🇨🇳 China to step up efforts to censor books in libraries which could “threaten national security.” We urge the @UN_HRC to speak out.https://t.co/w3LBZPtbSm — UN

🇷🇺 Russia stiffened punishments for dissent by adding life sentences for treason and stripping citizenship for anti-war speech. The changes to the criminal code are

2006: Russia elected to UNHRC (3-yr term)Anna Politkovskaya assassinated2010-12:🇷🇺 reelected2014-16:🇷🇺 reelected2015: Nemtzov assassinated; @vkaramurza poisoned2020: @Navalny poisoned2021: 🇷🇺 reelected@Navalny jailed2022: 🇷🇺 removed; @vkaramurza jailed2023: 🇷🇺

4/ Putin's Russia has repeatedly been elected to the U.N. Human Rights Council, serving from 2006 to 2009, 2010 to 2012, 2014 to 2016, and

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