January 28, 2019


China jails leading human rights lawyer

China (HRNW): China has sentenced prominent human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang to four and a half years in prison for state subversion.Wang, 42, had defended political campaigners and victims of land seizures, as well as followers…


Ex-Starbucks CEO considers presidential run

United States (HRNW): The former CEO of coffee chain Starbucks has said he is “seriously considering” running for president. Howard Schultz, who stepped down as the firm’s boss last year, says he is considering running as…


Polish police probe Auschwitz far-right protest

Poland (HRNW): Polish police have asked prosecutors to examine evidence against ultra-nationalists who demonstrated at Auschwitz on Holocaust Memorial Day. Police sent them video of the group, estimated at 70-100, who marched with big Polish flags…