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‘Strongmen are beginning to lose power’: acting Human Rights Watch chief

FRANCE 24 spoke to Tirana Hassan, acting executive director of Human Rights Watch, which is publishing its annual report this week. Although the report reveals the grim picture of a world shattered by multiple crises, our guest believes the attacks carried out against democratic institutions, such as in Brazil, show the “desperation of autocrats, despots and strongmen who are beginning to lose power”, adding that “there are cracks in the autocratic armour of the Chinese government”. Hassan also welcomed the response of the international community to the war in Ukraine.

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