Human Rights Watch warns US Capitol attack should be ‘wake-up call’ for Australia

Global group urges the Morrison government to be vigilant about the growth of far-right extremism here

The Morrison government has been urged to treat the deadly mob assault on the US Capitol as “a wake-up call”, with a leading human rights organisation saying Australian security agencies must counter the growth of rightwing extremism.

Human Rights Watch published its annual global report on human rights abuses on Wednesday evening, calling on US allies such as Australia to work with the incoming Joe Biden administration to “shore up a global defence of human rights”.

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This post was originally published on Human rights | The Guardian.