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# human-rights-watch - Monday 26 June, 2017

Nobel Peace Prize winner released from Chinese prison after 8 years with late-stage cancer

Liu Xiaobo was sentenced in 2009 for “subversion” after spearheading a bold petition for democratic reforms.

# human-rights-watch - Thursday 8 June, 2017

Is the UK taking a step back from human rights protections?

Theresa May is talking about ‘ripping up’ human rights laws – so how important is it that she doesn’t?

# human-rights-watch - Friday 26 May, 2017

'Men subjected to these gay purges have endured a gruesome ordeal in Chechnya'

The Kremlin is said to be taking its investigation into the anti-gay “purge” seriously.

# human-rights-watch - Sunday 11 December, 2016

'My buttocks were raw and oozing pus': Abuse at China's unofficial detention centres

The centres are part of an anti-corruption campaign -and more than 15 officials have reportedly died from abuse.

# human-rights-watch - Friday 8 April, 2016

People in Islamic State controlled city forced to eat "soups made from grass"

Human Rights Watch has called for Iraq to allow aid to reach starving residents of the city.

# human-rights-watch - Thursday 23 October, 2014

'Long and passionate' gay kiss labelled breach of the peace

‘The charges would be laughable if they didn’t reflect exactly the anti-gay sentiment the activists are fighting.’

# human-rights-watch - Monday 21 July, 2014

FBI "may have created terrorists out of law-abiding individuals", says rights report

HRW and Columbia Law School report says US law enforcement effectively participated in developing terrorism plots for prosecution.

# human-rights-watch - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

There is "strong evidence" that the Syrian government used chlorine gas in attacks on rebels

Human Rights Watch say that barrel bombs embedded with cylinders of chlorine gas were dropped on three towns.

# human-rights-watch - Monday 25 November, 2013

Death by stoning may return as punishment for adultery in Afghanistan

The penalty for married adulterers, as well as 100 lashes by whip for unmarried offenders, appears in a draft revision of the country’s penal code.

# human-rights-watch - Sunday 28 July, 2013

Human rights group slams authorities over Egypt protest deaths

At least 71 people were killed in Cairo alone yesterday morning.

# human-rights-watch - Sunday 12 May, 2013

Saudi Arabia beheads man convicted of killing his relative

Awad Rawili stabbed to death Jazaa Rawili, a relative, during an argument. He was executed in the northern city of Araar.

# human-rights-watch - Thursday 7 February, 2013

Indian child sex victims ‘mistreated, humiliated’ – report

The report found that children who complain of sexual abuse are often dismissed or ignored by police and other officials.

# human-rights-watch - Wednesday 6 February, 2013

Reports of migrant worker abuses at Sochi Olympic sites

A year before the games, Human Rights Watch has published a report which details the abuse of workers.

# human-rights-watch - Friday 30 November, 2012

Protests as Egyptian panel adopts draft constitution

Concerns have been raised about the content of the constitution and its potential restriction on freedom of expression.

# human-rights-watch - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

Evidence of mass murder after Gaddafi's death

A new Human Rights Watch report suggests opposition militias summarily executed at least 66 captured members of Gaddafi’s convoy in the late dictator’s hometown of Sirte.

# human-rights-watch - Thursday 6 September, 2012

New report alleges Gaddafi's enemies were waterboarded by CIA Waterboarding This post contains videos

New report alleges Gaddafi's enemies were waterboarded by CIA

Human Rights Watch are alleging that at least one opponent of Muammar Gaddafi was waterboarded during George Bush’s presidency.

# human-rights-watch - Friday 13 July, 2012

Far right political party tries to set up 'Greek only' blood bank Greece This post contains videos

Far right political party tries to set up 'Greek only' blood bank

Meanwhile Human Rights Watch has identified a ‘rising wave of xenophobic attacks’.

# human-rights-watch - Tuesday 3 July, 2012

27 "torture centres" revealed in Syria

There are 27 torture centres in the country where people have been beaten and ill-treated – which points to a state policy of torture, Human Rights Watch has said.

# human-rights-watch - Friday 15 June, 2012

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# human-rights-watch - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

VIDEO: Syrian government forces accused of war crimes in Idlib Syria This post contains videos

VIDEO: Syrian government forces accused of war crimes in Idlib

Human rights group says soldiers carried out summary executions and targeted civilians.

# human-rights-watch - Friday 27 April, 2012

Taylor verdict hailed a 'victory for victims'

Human rights groups call for better reparations for victims and for more perpetrators to be brought to justice.

# human-rights-watch - Sunday 25 March, 2012

Syrian security forces 'using human shields'

Human Rights Watch says Syria should be referred to the International Criminal Court after accounts of soldiers forcing people to act as shields.

# human-rights-watch - Wednesday 21 March, 2012

Syria conflict now the biggest problem facing world - Ban Ki-moon

Rebels were yesterday forced out of one eastern city by regime forces and artillery, as a group warned of serious human rights abuses.

# human-rights-watch - Tuesday 13 March, 2012

Syrian forces laying mines along refugee routes to Turkey - report

Human Rights Watch says witnesses have seen the Syrian army laying the mines along the borders with Turkey and Lebanon.

# human-rights-watch - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

‘For children in Somalia, nowhere is safe’ – HRW report Child Soldiers This post contains videos

‘For children in Somalia, nowhere is safe’ – HRW report

The rights group has criticised all sides of the Somali conflict of recruiting child soldiers and failing to adequately protect children.

# human-rights-watch - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

Saudi Arabia in breach of Olympic charter, says rights group

Human Rights Watch says the kingdom is effectively operating a ban against women in sports.

# human-rights-watch - Sunday 5 February, 2012

Rights group calls on Israel to end Palestinian residency restrictions Palestine This post contains videos

Rights group calls on Israel to end Palestinian residency restrictions

In its latest report, Human Rights Watch says that control of the population registry is forcing families apart.

# human-rights-watch - Thursday 15 December, 2011

Syrian soldiers name officials 'responsible for' torture and killings: report

Human Rights Watch is urging the ICC to investigate alleged human rights abuses in a new report that details incidents of torture and summary execution.

# human-rights-watch - Friday 2 December, 2011

18 people killed in Congo election, says rights group

At least 18 people have been killed and 100 seriously injured in election violence in Democratic Republic of Congo, according to Human Rights Watch.

# human-rights-watch - Wednesday 23 November, 2011

In pictures: Fifth day of violence rocks Cairo, Alexandria Egypt This post contains images

In pictures: Fifth day of violence rocks Cairo, Alexandria

Crowds continue to press for the immediate transfer of power from the country’s military rulers to an interim civilian council.

# human-rights-watch - Saturday 3 September, 2011

Documents reveal Gaddafi regime's ties to CIA

The US’s Central Intelligence Agency worked closely with the Gaddafi regime in the rendition of terror suspects, documents show.

# human-rights-watch - Monday 15 August, 2011

All sides to blame in Somali disaster, says human rights group

In its latest report, Human Rights Watch says that government troops,

# human-rights-watch - Tuesday 19 April, 2011

Fears for thousands of civilians trapped in besieged Libyan city

An aid ship sent to rescue desperate civilians from the conflict-torn city of Misrata was forced to leave thousands of injured women and children behind yesterday – amongst heavy bombardment and sniper fire.

# human-rights-watch - Saturday 16 April, 2011

Gaddafi 'using cluster bombs on his own people' in Libya

The accusation comes as NATO foreign ministers reached another stalemate over air support for Libyan rebels on Friday.

# human-rights-watch - Monday 21 March, 2011

Is China using the Middle East as a smokescreen to gag dissenters?

A significant number of human rights activists have disappeared in recent weeks – and some suspect state involvement.

# human-rights-watch - Wednesday 9 March, 2011

Libyan official lands in Cairo with Gaddafi message

Egyptian airport officials say Libyan military official who arrived in Cairo this afternoon is carrying a message from Muammar Gaddafi.

# human-rights-watch - Saturday 19 February, 2011

Up to 84 dead in Libya protests: Human Rights Watch

Col Gaddafi’s government has been accused of perpetrating massacres as part of a violent crackdown on demonstrations against his 42-year-rule.

# human-rights-watch - Friday 18 February, 2011

At least 24 dead in Libya protests as demonstrations set to continue

Protesters want an end to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s 41-year rule of the north African country.

# human-rights-watch - Thursday 3 February, 2011

Pakistan urged to drop blasphemy charges against 17 year old

The schoolboy faces death after allegedly scribbling blasphemous comments on an exam paper.

Cairo tension remains following overnight shootings

Supporters and opponents of President Mubarak exchange fire in Tahrir Square, with several casualties reported.