ISLAMABAD, Pakistan 

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has released its annual World Report 2020 documenting human rights abuses around the world.

Kenneth Roth, the organization’s executive director, launched the report in New York after being denied entry on Sunday to Hong Kong, where the event was originally scheduled to be held.

The 652-page World Report reviews human rights practices in some 100 countries — including India, Myanmar, China, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.


The report criticized the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party-led government for harassing and prosecuting human rights activists and journalists who criticized government officials and their policies.

“The government failed

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