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Joe Stork


Joe Stork is the former Deputy Director of Human Rights Watch's Middle East and North Africa division. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Gulf Centre for Human Rights.

Comment: The trial may present an opportunity to shame Italy, France, Germany and the United States for continuing to indulge Egypt's iron-fist rule writes, Joe Stork.

19 December, 2020

Comment: Disregarding credible evidence of torture, and laws against forced confession shows the criminal malfeasance of Bahrain's justice system, writes Human Rights Watch's Joe Stork.

10 July, 2020

Comment: Iraq is proposing that it prosecute and sentence foreign nationals captured by the SDF, if the United States and others cover the costs, writes Joe Stork.

30 April, 2019

Comment: Under President Sisi, Egypt has revived the systematic and widespread use of torture to coerce confessions, writes Joe Stork.

26 February, 2019

Comment: The outlook for Gulf human rights defenders looks decidedly bleak, as pro-democracy activists Nabeel Rajab and Ahmed Mansoor lose their appeals, writes Joe Stork.

31 December, 2018

Comment: Macron may be a fresh new face, but if cabinet ministers' visits to Cairo are any indication, we seem set for the same indulgence of repression, writes Joe Stork.

29 June, 2017