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This Week’s Spotlight on Human Rights

Three out five young activists face online harassment globally for posting human rights content

Three out of five child and young human rights defenders face online harassment in connection with their activism, according to a new analysis of 400 responses to an Amnesty International questionnaire, distributed to young activists across 59 countries. More than 1400 young activists participated in the survey conducted as a part of Amnesty International’s global campaign to “Protect the Protest.”

Judge Orders Changes To Louisiana Prison Labor Program Likened To ‘19th Century Slavery’

A federal judge condemned working conditions for incarcerated people laboring on Louisiana State Penitentiary’s “Farm Line” and ordered corrections officials to make changes to their heat-related policies. In the same ruling, however, the judge denied a request to temporarily halt such work when heat index temperatures—also known as the apparent temperature—exceed 88 degrees.

Immigration Proponents Get Boost From End to Chevron Doctrine

The US Supreme Court’s decision curtailing federal agencies’ leeway to interpret ambiguous laws will benefit many immigrants and businesses stymied in efforts to obtain employment-based visas and green cards, immigration lawyers said.