Saturday, January 14, 2017

This is how Human Rights Watch whitewashes crimes and repression in Jordan

Can you imagine HRW including in its report on Syria what the regime "promises" about reform and human rights?  Or about Cuba?  "In March 2016, under King Abdullah’s instructions, Jordanian authorities also presented the Comprehensive National Human Rights Plan, a 10-year initiative that calls for changes to numerous laws, policies, and practices. It includes positive changes, such as a commitment to allow suspects the right to a lawyer at the time of arrest and to move jurisdiction over crimes of torture and ill-treatment from the police court to regular courts."