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# human-rights-watch - Sunday 5 December, 2021

Taliban reject claims of 'summary killings' of ex-security forces
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Taliban reject claims of 'summary killings' of ex-security forces

Dec 5th 2021, 5:17 PM 14,386 Views 8 Comments

Allied Western countries called on the Taliban to end the targeted killings of former members of Afghan security forces.

# human-rights-watch - Friday 30 April, 2021

Explainer: Why is India calling for IP rules around Covid vaccines to be waived?
# Intellectual Property
# Intellectual Property

Explainer: Why is India calling for IP rules around Covid vaccines to be waived?

Apr 30th 2021, 6:30 AM 21,889 Views 18 Comments

The World Trade Organization will meet again today to discuss the proposal.

# human-rights-watch - Tuesday 27 April, 2021

Israel committing 'crime of apartheid' against Palestinians, NGO says
# Palestine
# Palestine

Israel committing 'crime of apartheid' against Palestinians, NGO says

Apr 27th 2021, 11:57 AM 13,786 Views 61 Comments

Human Rights Watch said Israel is “committing the crimes against humanity of apartheid and persecution” against Palestinians.

# human-rights-watch - Friday 4 December, 2020

1,500 Rohingya refugees sent to isolated island off Bangladesh
# Rohingya
# Rohingya

1,500 Rohingya refugees sent to isolated island off Bangladesh

Dec 4th 2020, 1:35 PM 17,877 Views 13 Comments

The never before inhabited island has been designed to take up to 100,000 refugees.

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

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

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

Jun 26th 2017, 10:44 PM 12,174 Views 7 Comments

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?
# War On Terror
# War On Terror

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

Jun 8th 2017, 6:46 AM 9,803 Views 43 Comments

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'
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

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

May 26th 2017, 8:43 AM 13,409 Views 79 Comments

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
# Torture
# Torture

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

Dec 11th 2016, 7:30 AM 10,554 Views 5 Comments

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"
# Fallujah
# Fallujah

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

Apr 8th 2016, 11:54 AM 15,162 Views 43 Comments

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
# Italy
# Italy

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

Oct 23rd 2014, 7:41 PM 18,343 Views 76 Comments

‘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
# Terrorism
# Terrorism

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

Jul 21st 2014, 5:02 PM 10,556 Views 18 Comments

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
# Barrel Bomb
# Barrel Bomb

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

May 13th 2014, 8:14 AM 3,561 Views 83 Comments

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
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Death by stoning may return as punishment for adultery in Afghanistan

Nov 25th 2013, 4:16 PM 14,519 Views 143 Comments

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
# Egypt
# Egypt

Human rights group slams authorities over Egypt protest deaths

Jul 28th 2013, 1:39 PM 3,762 Views 30 Comments

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
# Sharia Law
# Sharia Law

Saudi Arabia beheads man convicted of killing his relative

May 12th 2013, 12:40 PM 13,001 Views 95 Comments

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
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

Indian child sex victims ‘mistreated, humiliated’ – report

Feb 7th 2013, 11:07 AM 6,918 Views 9 Comments

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
# Sochi 2014
# Sochi 2014

Reports of migrant worker abuses at Sochi Olympic sites

Feb 6th 2013, 7:08 PM 16,630 Views 13 Comments

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
# Egypt
# Egypt

Protests as Egyptian panel adopts draft constitution

Nov 30th 2012, 7:50 AM 1,947 Views 1 Comment

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
# Libya
# Libya

Evidence of mass murder after Gaddafi's death

Oct 17th 2012, 8:02 AM 5,970 Views 29 Comments

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
# Waterboarding

New report alleges Gaddafi's enemies were waterboarded by CIA

Sep 6th 2012, 9:20 PM 6,904 Views 27 Comments

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
# Greece

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

Jul 13th 2012, 12:19 PM 6,191 Views 68 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

27 "torture centres" revealed in Syria

Jul 3rd 2012, 8:25 AM 3,535 Views 8 Comments

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

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

VIDEO: Syrian government forces accused of war crimes in Idlib
# Syria
# Syria

VIDEO: Syrian government forces accused of war crimes in Idlib

May 2nd 2012, 11:36 AM 717 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Blood Diamonds
# Blood Diamonds

Taylor verdict hailed a 'victory for victims'

Apr 27th 2012, 7:30 AM 1,676 Views 4 Comments

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'
# Syria
# Syria

Syrian security forces 'using human shields'

Mar 25th 2012, 3:26 PM 1,185 Views 3 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

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

Mar 21st 2012, 8:58 AM 1,611 Views 2 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

Syrian forces laying mines along refugee routes to Turkey - report

Mar 13th 2012, 2:36 PM 1,291 Views 8 Comments

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
# Child Soldiers

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

Feb 21st 2012, 9:40 PM 2,284 Views 4 Comments

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
# Women In Sport
# Women In Sport

Saudi Arabia in breach of Olympic charter, says rights group

Feb 15th 2012, 8:13 PM 4,296 Views 12 Comments

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
# Palestine

Rights group calls on Israel to end Palestinian residency restrictions

Feb 5th 2012, 7:12 PM 1,573 Views 43 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

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

Dec 15th 2011, 9:00 PM 1,344 Views 1 Comment

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
# DR Congo
# DR Congo

18 people killed in Congo election, says rights group

Dec 2nd 2011, 1:03 PM 1,274 Views 2 Comments

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
# Egypt

In pictures: Fifth day of violence rocks Cairo, Alexandria

Nov 23rd 2011, 6:05 PM 760 Views 1 Comment

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
# Rendition
# Rendition

Documents reveal Gaddafi regime's ties to CIA

Sep 3rd 2011, 6:06 PM 882 Views 8 Comments

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
# Somalia
# Somalia

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

Aug 15th 2011, 11:45 AM 251 Views 1 Comment

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
Live Apr 19th 2011, 10:44 AM

Fears for thousands of civilians trapped in besieged Libyan city

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

Gaddafi 'using cluster bombs on his own people' in Libya
Live Apr 16th 2011, 10:07 AM

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

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

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

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

Mar 21st 2011, 1:36 PM 583 Views 0 Comments

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
# Libya
# Libya

Libyan official lands in Cairo with Gaddafi message

Mar 9th 2011, 3:08 PM 416 Views 0 Comments

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

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