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US: For-Profit Probation Tramples Rights of Poor

Wednesday, 5 February 2014, 7:25 pm | Human Rights Watch

(New York) – Every year, US courts sentence several hundred thousand misdemeanor offenders to probation overseen by private companies that charge their fees directly to the probationers. Often, the poorest people wind up paying the most in fees over ... More >>

Bosnia: Attack on LGBT Activists

Wednesday, 5 February 2014, 5:54 pm | Human Rights Watch

(Budapest) – Authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina should publicly condemn an attack on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) activists during an LGBT cultural event in Sarajevo on February 1, 2014. The authorities should bring the ... More >>

Kuwait: Room for free speech dwindles

Wednesday, 5 February 2014, 2:50 pm | Human Rights Watch

(Kuwait City) – Kuwait ’s government should amend national laws that officials are using to crack down on free speech, Human Rights Watch said today in connection with the release of its World Report 2014 . The government should also follow through ... More >>

Afghanistan: Reject New Law Protecting Abusers of Women

Wednesday, 5 February 2014, 10:38 am | Human Rights Watch

(Kabul) – Afghan President Hamid Karzai should refuse to sign a new criminal procedure code that would effectively deny women protection from domestic violence and forced or child marriage, Human Rights Watch said today. The new law passed both houses ... More >>

Russia: Sochi Games highlight homophobic violence

Tuesday, 4 February 2014, 5:08 pm | Human Rights Watch

(Moscow) – The Russian authorities need to address a deteriorating situation of widespread and concerted abuse against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and activists. The authorities’ failure to act and some officials’ homophobic ... More >>

Cambodia: Garment factories thwarting Unions

Monday, 3 February 2014, 5:31 pm | Human Rights Watch

(Bangkok) – The Cambodian government should ensure that garment factories stop intimidating and threatening workers seeking to form unions and assert their labor rights, Human Rights Watch said today. The government should cease banning public ... More >>

Tunisia: Let Constitution Herald Human Rights Era

Monday, 3 February 2014, 1:13 pm | Human Rights Watch

(Tunis) – The adoption of Tunisia ’s new constitution should set in motion a wide-ranging overhaul of laws and public institutions, Al Bawsala, Amnesty International, and Human Rights Watch said today. The constitution, which guarantees many fundamental ... More >>

Russia: Pressure Escalates on Sochi Corporate Sponsors

Monday, 3 February 2014, 11:00 am | Human Rights Watch

(New York) – Corporate sponsors of the Sochi Winter Olympics should act now to urge Russia to halt the rising tide of discrimination, harassment, and threats against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, 40 of the world’s leading ... More >>

Vietnam: Honor Commitments to Human Rights Council

Friday, 31 January 2014, 4:55 pm | Human Rights Watch

January 31, 2014 (New York) – United Nations (UN) member states should press Vietnam to make verifiable commitments to improve its dismal human rights record at the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in Geneva on February 5, 2013, Human Rights Watch said today. ... More >>

Syria: Thousands of Houses Unlawfully Razed

Friday, 31 January 2014, 10:06 am | Human Rights Watch

Satellite imagery, witness statements, and video and photographic evidence show that Syrian authorities deliberately and unlawfully demolished thousands of residential buildings in Damascus and Hama in 2012 and 2013, Human Rights Watch said in a report ... More >>

Bahrain: Investigate Fatal Shooting by Police

Thursday, 30 January 2014, 6:44 pm | Human Rights Watch

(Beirut,) – Bahraini authorities should urgently open an independent and impartial investigation into a January 8, 2014 incident in which police officers shot and fatally wounded one man and seriously injured a 17-year-old boy. Authorities should make ... More >>

Jordan: Deliver on Promises to Respect Free Expression

Wednesday, 29 January 2014, 2:13 pm | Human Rights Watch

(Amman) – Jordanian lawmakers should undertake critical reforms in 2014 to remove or amend laws that place impermissible limits on free expression, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2014 . More >>

Thailand: Stop Spiral of Political Violence

Wednesday, 29 January 2014, 10:06 am | Human Rights Watch

(Bangkok) – Protest leaders in Thailand should immediately end their campaign to obstruct voting in Bangkok and elsewhere in the country, Human Rights Watch said today. The Thai authorities should permit peaceful protest but also ensure security ... More >>

Bangladesh: End spate of extrajudicial killings

Tuesday, 28 January 2014, 4:46 pm | Human Rights Watch

(New York) –The Bangladeshi government should authorize an independent investigation into a recent spate of alleged extrajudicial killings by security forces, Human Rights Watch said today. The government should publicly order law enforcement agencies to ... More >>

Yemen: Two Years On, No Accountability

Tuesday, 28 January 2014, 10:33 am | Human Rights Watch

(Sanaa) – Yemen ’s government should create a commission of inquiry into serious human rights violations by the previous government and prosecute those responsible, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2014 . The government should also ... More >>

India: Military Court Fails Victims in Kashmir Killings

Monday, 27 January 2014, 3:15 pm | Human Rights Watch

(New York) – An Indian army court of inquiry’s dismissal of all charges against five officers for the high-profile killing of civilians in Jammu and Kashmir state demonstrates the military’s continuing impunity for serious abuses, Human Rights ... More >>

Libya: Critical TV Bans Setback for Speech

Monday, 27 January 2014, 1:10 pm | Human Rights Watch

(Tripoli, January 27, 2014) ¬– A new decree passed by Libya ’s parliament banning satellite television stations critical of the government and the 2011 uprising against Gaddafi violates free speech and Libya’s Provisional Constitutional Declaration. ... More >>

Kuwait: Jail, Exile for Insulting Emir

Monday, 27 January 2014, 11:32 am | Human Rights Watch

(Beirut) – A five-year prison sentence followed by permanent exile for a Kuwaiti activist over his Twitter comments violated the rights to free expression and movement. A Kuwait first instance court imposed the sentence on Abdullah Fairouz Abdullah Abd ... More >>

Ukraine: Activist Leader Missing

Monday, 27 January 2014, 9:57 am | Human Rights Watch

(Kiev) – One of the leaders of Kiev’s protest movement has been missing since January 22, 2014. Dmitri Bulatov, 35, is the third protest activist who has disappeared in the past week. Human Rights Watch called on Ukrainian authorities to urgently ... More >>

UAE: Assaults on Dissent, Free Expression

Friday, 24 January 2014, 1:17 pm | Human Rights Watch

(Dubai) – The United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2013 stifled free expression, and subjected dissidents to manifestly unfair trials marred by credible allegations of torture, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2014 . More >>





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