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Egypt: Killing of protesters likely 'crimes aginst humanity'

Thursday, 14 August 2014, 12:15 pm | Human Rights Watch

The systematic and widespread killing of at least 1,150 demonstrators by Egyptian security forces in July and August 2013 probably amounts to crimes against humanity, Human Rights Watch said today in a report based on a year-long investigation. In ... More >>

Russia: Release Activist on Bail

Monday, 24 February 2014, 6:13 pm | Human Rights Watch

(Moscow) – Russian authorities should immediately grant bail to Roman Khabarov, a former police officer and prominent human rights defender in Voronezh. More >>

Syria: Welcome UN Resolution on access to aid

Monday, 24 February 2014, 10:50 am | Human Rights Watch

(New York) – A coalition of 18 international humanitarian, human rights and peace groups welcome the unanimous UN Security Council resolution demanding safe and unhindered humanitarian access – including across conflict lines and across borders – to ... More >>

Turkey: President Should Veto Judiciary Law

Saturday, 22 February 2014, 11:15 am | Human Rights Watch

(Istanbul) - President Abdullah Gul should veto a law that would curb the independence of the body that administers and regulates Turkey ’s judiciary. More >>

Egypt: High Price of Dissent

Friday, 21 February 2014, 12:33 pm | Human Rights Watch

(Beirut) – Egyptian authorities in recent months have demonstrated almost zero tolerance for any form of dissent, arresting and prosecuting journalists, demonstrators, and academics for peacefully expressing their views. More >>

Cambodia: Free 6 Randomly Arrested During Unrest

Friday, 21 February 2014, 11:21 am | Human Rights Watch

(New York) – The Cambodian authorities should drop charges and release a teenage boy and five young men against whom the prosecution presented no credible evidence of criminal activity at their hearing on February 17, 2014 at a Phnom Penh court. ... More >>

Sierra Leone: Mining Boom Brings Rights Abuses

Thursday, 20 February 2014, 10:43 am | Human Rights Watch

(Freetown) – The government of Sierra Leone and a mining company that is the country’s largest private employer have undermined villagers’ access to food and prevented workers from challenging abusive practices, Human Rights Watch said in a report released ... More >>

Saudi Arabia: 12,000 Somalis Expelled

Wednesday, 19 February 2014, 1:04 pm | Human Rights Watch

Mass Deportations without Considering Refugee Claims February 18, 2014 (Nairobi) – Saudi authorities have deported more than 12,000 people to Somalia since January 1, 2014, including hundreds of women and children, without allowing any to make refugee ... More >>

Russia: Human Rights Defender Targeted

Wednesday, 19 February 2014, 11:26 am | Human Rights Watch

(Moscow) – Russian law enforcement should promptly and effectively investigate a February 12, 2014 arson attack on a leading human rights activist in the Komi region and his family. Police refused to conduct a criminal investigation into the attack. ... More >>

North Korea: UN Should Act on Atrocities Report

Tuesday, 18 February 2014, 11:22 am | Human Rights Watch

(Geneva) – A new United Nations report has found that crimes against humanity are occurring in North Korea and calls for an international tribunal to investigate and hold perpetrators to account, Human Rights Watch said today. More >>

South Sudan: Investigate new cluster bomb use

Monday, 17 February 2014, 12:43 pm | Human Rights Watch

(Washington, DC) – The governments of South Sudan and Uganda should investigate new evidence that banned cluster bombs have been used in the South Sudan conflict, Human Rights Watch said today. United Nations (UN) experts found remnants of the ... More >>

Somalia: Women shouldn’t live in fear of rape

Friday, 14 February 2014, 12:49 pm | Human Rights Watch

February 13, 2014 (Nairobi) – Somalia ’s new cabinet should urgently adopt meaningful reforms to confront rampant sexual violence, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Over the past year, women and girls endured high levels of rape and ... More >>

Libya: Gaddafi son, ex-officials, held without due process

Friday, 14 February 2014, 11:00 am | Human Rights Watch

Detainees Describe Solitary Confinement, No Access to Lawyers February 13, 2014 (Beirut) – Libya has failed to grant basic due process rights to Saif al-Islam Gaddafi and other detained former officials of the Gaddafi government. More >>

Czech Republic: Disinvite Repressive Uzbek Leader

Thursday, 13 February 2014, 10:44 am | Human Rights Watch

(Prague) – President Miloš Zeman of the Czech Republic should cancel his invitation for an official visit by Uzbekistan ’s authoritarian leader Islam Karimov, 31 organizations said on February 10, 2014, in an open letter to President Zeman. The groups include ... More >>

Russia: IOC Acts on Sochi Abuses

Wednesday, 12 February 2014, 6:48 pm | Human Rights Watch

Belated Efforts to Compensate Workers; Akhshtyr Village May Get Water in March February 12, 2014 More >>

Egypt/Sudan: Traffickers Who Torture

Wednesday, 12 February 2014, 10:56 am | Human Rights Watch

(Berlin) - Traffickers have kidnapped, tortured, and killed refugees, most from Eritrea , in eastern Sudan and Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, according to dozens of interviewees said Human Rights Watch. Egypt and Sudan have failed to adequately identify ... More >>

Morocco: Abuse of Sub-Saharan Migrants

Tuesday, 11 February 2014, 3:42 pm | Human Rights Watch

Ill-Treatment Persists in Moroccan, Spanish Border Operations Despite Rabat’s Reforms February 10, 2014 More >>

Ukraine: Russian Rights Defender Expelled

Tuesday, 11 February 2014, 9:55 am | Human Rights Watch

(Berlin) – Ukrainian border officials barred a prominent Russian human rights defender from entering the country, Human Rights Watch said today. The Ukrainian government should reverse the decision and allow Andrei Yurov to enter Ukraine and ... More >>

Afghanistan: Candidates’ Positions on Rights in Spotlight

Monday, 10 February 2014, 10:23 am | Human Rights Watch

Responses to Survey From 4 of 11 Presidential Contenders on Key Rights Issues February 9, 2014 More >>

Central African Republic: Seleka Fighters Regroup in North

Thursday, 6 February 2014, 2:37 pm | Human Rights Watch

(Bangui) – Armed Seleka commanders and fighters are leaving their bases in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic , regrouping in northeastern towns, and engaging in a new wave of horrific attacks against civilians. In some cases, Chadian ... More >>





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