We always knew that governments and military forces spied on each other. But over the last five years or more, we’ve seen them spying on NGOs, journalists and human rights workers, too.
In just a few days, senior leaders of the Chinese Communist Party must decide whether to order the release or formally arrest 14 lawyers and activists, unjustly held in secret detention.
When Adrián Meléndez, a 35 year old Mexican humanitarian worker, first set foot in a Syrian refugee camp in Iraq in 2013, he thought he had arrived in hell’s mouth.
But this was not the worst he would see.