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<strong>The Human Rights Watch released its <a href="https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/wikitribune-uploads-master/2018/01/2018-human-rights-watch-world-report.pdf">2018 World Report</a> today. <em>WikiTribune</em> has extracted some of the most important issues it raises. <em>Please add the most important points from other countries.</em></strong>  <em>Human Rights Watch released its <a href="https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/wikitribune-uploads-master/2018/01/2018-human-rights-watch-world-report.pdf">2018 World Report</a> today, reviewing the state human of rights in more than 90 countries. WikiTribune has extracted some of the most important issues from the document below. But with 643 pages to read, we need your help. So please contribute to this: How does your country fare? What are the most important questions for human rights around the globe? Have any of these issues directly affected you? Submit an EDIT or go to the TALK page.</em>
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<h2>China</h2> <h2>China</h2>
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<li>The "offensive on human rights that started after President Xi Jinping took power five years ago showed no sign of abating in 2017."</li>  <li>The "offensive on human rights that started after President Xi Jinping took power five years ago showed no sign of abating in 2017."</li>
<li>"The near future for human rights appears grim."</li>  <li>"The near future for human rights appears grim."</li>
<li>"Foreign governments did little in 2017 to push back against China’s worsening rights record at home and abroad."</li>  <li>"Foreign governments did little in 2017 to push back against China’s worsening rights record at home and abroad."</li>
<li>"China ranked 100th out of 144 countries for gender parity in 2017"</li>  <li>"China ranked 100th out of 144 countries for gender parity in 2017"</li>
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<h2>India</h2> <h2>India</h2>
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<li>"Vigilante violence aimed at religious minorities, marginalized communities, and critics of the government ... became an increasing threat in India in 2017."</li>  <li>"Vigilante violence aimed at religious minorities, marginalized communities, and critics of the government ... became an increasing threat in India in 2017."</li>
<li>"Authorities in India continued to use sedition and criminal defamation laws against government critics."</li>  <li>"Authorities in India continued to use sedition and criminal defamation laws against government critics."</li>
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<h2>Indonesia</h2> <h2>Indonesia</h2>
<ul> <ul>
<li>"Authorities continue to arrest, prosecute, and imprison people under Indonesia’s abusive blasphemy law."</li>  
<li>"Widodo’s government took small steps in 2017 to protect the rights of some of Indonesia’s most vulnerable people ... But the Jokowi government has consistently failed to translate the president’s rhetorical support for human rights into meaningful policy initiatives."</li>  <li>"Widodo’s government took small steps in 2017 to protect the rights of some of Indonesia’s most vulnerable people ... But the Jokowi government has consistently failed to translate the president’s rhetorical support for human rights into meaningful policy initiatives."</li>
   <li>"Authorities continue to arrest, prosecute, and imprison people under Indonesia’s abusive blasphemy law."</li>
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<h2>Pakistan</h2> <h2>Pakistan</h2>
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<li>"Violence against women and girls — including rape, “honor” killings, acid attacks, domestic violence, and forced marriage — remained a serious problem."</li>  <li>"Violence against women and girls — including rape, “honor” killings, acid attacks, domestic violence, and forced marriage — remained a serious problem."</li>
<li>"Child marriage remained a serious concern, with 21 percent of girls in Pakistan marrying before the age of 18, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)."</li>  <li>"Child marriage remained a serious concern, with 21 percent of girls in Pakistan marrying before the age of 18, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)."</li>
<li>"The government muzzled dissenting voices in nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and media."</li>  <li>"The government muzzled dissenting voices in nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and media."</li>
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<h2>U.S.</h2> <h2>U.S.</h2>
<ul> <ul>
<li>"Across a range of issues in 2017, the US moved backward on human rights at home and abroad."</li>  <li>"Across a range of issues in 2017, the US moved backward on human rights at home and abroad."</li>
<li>Trump has "emboldened racist politics by equivocating on white nationalism."</li>  <li>Trump has "emboldened racist politics by equivocating on white nationalism."</li>
<li>"He has [Trump] repeatedly coddled autocratic leaders and showed little interest or leadership in pressing for the respect of human rights abroad."</li>  <li>"He has [Trump] repeatedly coddled autocratic leaders and showed little interest or leadership in pressing for the respect of human rights abroad."</li>
<li>"An unarmed black person is five times as likely to be killed by police as an unarmed white person."</li>  <li>"An unarmed black person is five times as likely to be killed by police as an unarmed white person."</li>
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