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updated Wed. August 16, 2017

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Human Rights Watch is concerned not only about this immediate impact on free speech, but also about a risk that if the authorities obtain this ...
Human Rights Watch has long urged Hong Kong authorities to revise the ordinance to comply with the ICCPR. Imposing new punishments on ...
Angolan authorities have moved to ban protests and demonstrations by groups not running in next week's parliamentary elections.
Human Rights Watch reviewed seven videos and several still images that appear to show distinct incidents of LNA-affiliated soldiers executing ...
A man poses for a photo with a portrait of Santiago Maldonado, during a demonstration to demand actions to find him in Buenos Aires, ...
On July 20, Human Rights Watch called on Iranian authorities to immediately halt these executions while the amendments await final approval.
... Central Asia researcher at Human Rights Watch. "President Mirziyoyev should see to it that all torture of detainees finally ends and all victims ...
... violating the military junta's ban on public assembly at a conference at Chiang Mai University in July 2017, Human Rights Watch said today.
Medical documents and reports from 2012, which she provided to Human Rights Watch after she retrieved them from a hospital, stated that at ...
(Human Rights Watch takes no position on the right to self-determination, but opposes imprisonment of people who peacefully express support ...
New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged Thailand's ruling junta to drop charges against government critics, including ...
Human Rights Watch made a submission covering key areas for improvement, such as political prisoners and detainees, ending harassment ...
... prominent political critics with sedition and computer crimes for facebook commentary critical of the junta, Human Rights Watch said today.
Human Rights Watch reported in February that Omani authorities had barred the family of Mowaten's editor-in-chief and founder, Mohammad ...
Ethiopia's repeated unwillingness to meaningfully investigate and hold its security forces to account is why Human Rights Watch and others ...
Human Rights Watch watched the video and read the transcript and found nothing in either that contains a direct incitement by Mahdaoui to ...
In a summary of its report obtained by Human Rights Watch, the commission concludes it could not confirm cases of rape, gang rape, torture, ...
In an August 4, 2017 joint letter to the Olympic Council of Asia, TIHR, a Vienna-based nongovernmental organization, and Human Rights Watch ...
Shackling is prohibited under Russian and international law, and Human Rights Watch has called for an absolute ban on shackling and other ...
governments have many ways to sharpen investigatory capability without undercutting the security of ordinary users, Human Rights Watch said ...
Human Rights Watch met with the prime minister and justice minister in Doha on July 24, urging them to grant automatic approvals to children ...
Migrants detained told Human Rights Watch that they did not have individual meetings with a lawyer in police custody and were given little or ...
Human Rights Watch is writing to ask you to ensure the urgent and effective investigation of the abduction and possible enforced ...
Irina Borogan, an investigative journalist and expert on internet freedom in Russia, told Human Rights Watch that the law is overly intrusive and ...
Human Rights Watch conducted research into the crimes in both states, which have since been divided and renamed by presidential decrees, ...
Two Jordanian women's rights activists told Human Rights Watch that Jordan's elected lower house of parliament will vote on both proposals ...
Human Rights Watch research has documented the arbitrary and prolonged detention of unaccompanied migrant children in police cells and ...
A journalist with Novaya Gazeta who works closely with Nurmatov told Human Rights Watch that Nurmatov fled Uzbekistan in 2008, after ...
(Amman) - Jordan should deny entry to Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir or arrest him if he enters the country, Human Rights Watch said today. Al-Bashir has been invited to visit Jordan on March 29, 2017, to attend the 28th summit of the Arab League, ...
Hungary's new asylum law allowing for the blanket detention of asylum seekers, including some children, will come into force on March 28.
(New York, March 29, 2017) - The Cambodian government has shielded and promoted those implicated in the deadly grenade attack on an opposition party rally 20 years ago that left at least 16 people dead and more than 150 injured, Human Rights Watch ...
(Erbil) - Procedural changes for authorizing airstrikes in Iraq raise concerns about the protection of civilians, especially following airstrikes in Mosul on March 17, 2017, that allegedly caused dozens of civilian deaths, Human Rights Watch said today.
Human Rights Watch, one of the world's major international human rights organizations, inaugurated its new office in Miami on Tuesday night.
"We are deeply concerned about Ales Lahvinets' safety," said Yulia Gorbunova, Belarus researcher at Human Rights Watch. "The false charges and beating are completely outrageous and sadly emblematic of the latest vicious government crackdown in ...
Real democratic elections typically feature last-minute street campaigning, final candidate appeals, and lines of voters casting ballots.
(Brussels) - The European Parliament should ensure that European Union funds for refugees also reach those with disabilities, Human Rights Watch and the European Disability Forum said in advance of an event at the European Parliament in Brussels ...
(Berlin) - Kyrgyzstan's General prosecutor has brought a series of cases against two prominent local media outlets that have been critical of the government, Human Rights Watch said today. The outlets are accused of discrediting the honor and dignity ...
(London, March 27, 2017) - Attacks by the Taliban and other militant groups are having a devastating impact on education in Pakistan, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released a day before the Second International Conference on Safe schools in ...
Amhaz's lawyer and family told Human Rights Watch that he was detained on March 21, and transferred to Lebanon's cybercrimes bureau, apparently for a February facebook post in which he criticized Lebanon's president, prime minister, and speaker of ...
(Amman) - Jordan should deny entry to Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir or arrest him if he enters the country, Human Rights Watch said today. Al-Bashir has been invited to visit Jordan on March 29, 2017, to attend the 28th summit of the Arab League, ...
(Beirut) - An apparent Saudi-led coalition attack on a boat carrying Somali civilians off the coast of Yemen highlights the need for accountability on the second anniversary of the Yemeni armed conflict, Human Rights Watch said today. Several witnesses ...
(Kinshasa) - The Democratic Republic of Congo government should fully cooperate with United Nations efforts to locate a UN Group of Experts team that has been missing since March 12, 2017, in Kasai Central province, Human Rights Watch said today.
(Geneva) - The United Nations Human Rights Council has brought North Korea another step closer to accountability for human rights crimes, Human Rights Watch said today. A resolution, passed without a vote on March 24, 2017, strengthens the UN's work ...
Human Rights Watch wishes to express our deep disappointment over the one-sided statement issued by your office during your official visit to Ethiopia last week.
"The case of Aya Hijazi and her co-defendants has been nothing less than a travesty of justice," said Joe Stork, deputy Middle East director for Human Rights Watch. "Defendants have been unable to meet privately with lawyers, hearings have been ...
YouTube's widely-criticized new system for filtering out "mature" content has censored such a wide range of videos it even hit Human Rights Watch. The squeaky-clean NGO, which campaigns against oppressive governments worldwide, this week added its ...
Human Rights Watch, along with other groups, has documented widespread and serious abuses against Rohingya by Burmese military and police in Rakhine State, including extrajudicial killings, systematic rape, and the burning of numerous Rohingya ...
Do you worry about the data your internet service provider or cell phone company collects? Do you wonder why your social network censors a Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph or breast feeding pictures, but not graphic rape jokes?
(Nairobi) - Kenya should protect and assist Somali refugees and asylum seekers facing ongoing conflict and a humanitarian crisis in Somalia, human rights ...


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