Authoritarian Governments In Fear: Russian And Chinese Leaders Are Afraid Of Protests, Hrw Says

Published on Jan. 27, 2016
Channel: Ukraine Today
Category: News & Politics
Source: Youtube

Russia and China are imposing their biggest clampdown on civil society in a generation and Europe's efforts to manage its migrant crisis risk undermining its core values, Human Rights Watch (HRW) says in its annual global review. The review of more than 90 countries' human rights records, released in Istanbul on Wednesday (January 27), highlighted Russia and China but said rights crackdowns are also taking place in countries from Ethiopia to Turkey. "What we've noticed over the last year in particular is that the autocrats of the world, the authoritarian governments are running scared in the face of civil society," the group's Executive Director, Kenneth Roth, said at a news conference in Istanbul. Check out our website: Facebook: Twitter: