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Egyptian authorities have rounded up dozens of people as part of an unprecedented crackdown on the country's LGBTQ community. We visit an anti-homophobia protest in Berlin, and meet a young gay man in Cairo who says he lives in constant fear of persecution.
On this week's show: An in-depth look at the vicious crackdown on Egypt's LGBTQ community, Israeli and Palestinian women march for peace, why farmers in India are being driven to suicide, and the US immigration lawyer standing up for refugee rights. Plus, we meet South Africa's surrogacy pioneer and a doctor who's been dubbed "Chile's Patch Adams."
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has substantiated claims that high-level officials have taken part in the humiliation and torture of individuals from Chechnya's gay population. The Russian president has backed a federal probe.
As bodies pile up on the country's poorest streets, so does the evidence implicating the Philippine National Police (PNP) and President Rodrigo Duterte in the extrajudicial killings. Ana P. Santos reports from Manila.
One of the world's longest-held journalists has been released, according to Human Rights Watch. Uzbek journalist Muhammad Bekjanov is the latest political prisoner release after the election of Shavkat Mirziyoyev.