Ok. Things are moving fast. 40% of users in Egypt have been unable to access Twitter in Egypt since last night @netblocks says. This is the first time Twitter is blocked since 2011 protests. The ball seems rolling. #Sisilies
Outside the Israeli Supreme Court following a hearing to determine whether @OmarSShakir will be deported for his human rights advocacy. Hopefully the court, and new government, will weigh the harm to rights, and the implications for Israel’s values, if he is expelled
HRW works in 90+ countries around the world. It has covered Israel/West Bank for 30 yrs w/ unfettered access (though not Gaza). If Israel deports Omar, it’ll join the ranks of countries like Iran, Cuba & Venezuela who have barred @hrw researchers. #DeportingRights 4/5
Three years ago, the police shooting death of #TerenceCrutcher in Tulsa, Oklahoma, made national news. Here's what Human Rights Watch found in an investigation of policing, poverty and racial inequality in Tulsa.
Today the Israeli Supreme Court will hear @hrw’s appeal of a deportation order against our Israel & Palestine Director, @OmarSShakir, over his human rights advocacy. A thread on what’s at stake #DeportingRights 1/5
Quote of the Day, from a 49-year-old village leader in #Indonesia, where the government is failing to protect the rights of Indigenous peoples who have lost their traditional forests to oil palm plantations. trib.al/mzRbQSe
In blaming political Islam for Egypt's protests, Sisi is using the same old card all Egypt's authoritarian leaders used before. He is a troubled liar & deceptive. Protests r about freedom & justice not about Islam or the MB. youtube.com/watch?v=7gBFpK…
More than 500 arrested in #Egypt protests, including women and children, lawyers defending protesters, journalists, and citizen videographers--who identified #French police vehicles being used to crush protests. Update from @ganobi as al-Sisi prepares to address UN.