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Human Rights Watch
October 14, 2020
China and Russia win seats on UN rights council, Saudis lose
China, Russia and Cuba won seats on the U.N.’s premiere human rights body Tuesday despite opposition from activist groups ...
October 06, 2020
Lebanon affirms deal to take back migrants sailing to Cyprus
Cyprus and Lebanon on Tuesday reaffirmed an agreement for Lebanese authorities to take back migrants aboard boats trying to ...
September 29, 2020
Rights group: Cyprus pushed back migrants, ignored claims
Cypriot authorities pushed back 200 migrants and refugees arriving from Lebanon aboard boats earlier this month, ignoring ...
September 24, 2020
Probe of gang rape case that shocked Egypt ensnares many
An announcement last month that Egypt’s top prosecutor would investigate an alleged 2014 gang rape of a 17-year-old girl at ...
September 14, 2020
'Hotel Rwanda' hero charged with terrorism in Rwanda court
A Rwandan court on Monday charged Paul Rusesabagina, whose story inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda,” with terrorism, complicity ...
September 11, 2020
Rights group asserts 'Hotel Rwanda' hero was forcibly taken
Paul Rusesabagina sounded strained. The man who inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda” for saving people from genocide but is now ...
September 09, 2020
Over 300 groups urge more scrutiny of China on human rights
More than 300 civil society groups including Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and the International Service for ...
August 25, 2020
Burkina Faso army blamed for extrajudicial torture, deaths
Huddled on the floor in a dimly lit room, one by one the five men displayed wounds they say were inflicted by government ...
July 08, 2020
Rights group says 180 dead found in Burkina Faso mass graves
At least 180 bodies were found in mass graves in northern Burkina Faso with evidence suggesting the government army was ...
July 01, 2020
Outrage in Colombia over alleged soldier abuse of Indigenous
Accusations that a group of soldiers sexually assaulted two young Indigenous girls in rural Colombia have sparked protests ...
June 19, 2020
UN rights body to report on racism after Floyd killing
The U.N.’s top human rights body agreed unanimously Friday to commission a U.N. report on systemic racism and discrimination ...
June 05, 2020
Rights group says another Thai dissident abducted in SE Asia
A Thai dissident has been abducted in Cambodia, a human rights group said Friday, raising concern that a mysterious campaign ...
June 02, 2020
Virus-tracking app angers thousands in Moscow with fines
When nurse Maria Alexeyeva caught coronavirus at work, she isolated herself at home and followed the rules set down by Moscow ...
May 27, 2020
Rights group urges inquiry into Philippine drug war killings
Human Rights Watch is calling on the U.N.’s top human rights body to launch an independent investigation into the Philippine ...
May 27, 2020
Venezuela's apparent respite from COVID-19 may not last long
Defying dire predictions, Venezuela so far seems to have avoided the coronavirus wave striking much of South America.
May 15, 2020
Turkey detains pro-Kurdish mayors, removes them from office
Turkish authorities on Friday detained four more elected mayors from Turkey’s mainly Kurdish populated east and southeast ...
April 28, 2020
Virus spreads fear through Latin America's unruly prisons
The spreading specter of the new coronavirus is shaking Latin America’s notoriously overcrowded, unruly prisons, threatening ...
April 22, 2020
Cameroon's president acknowledges army massacre of civilians
Cameroon's President Paul Biya has acknowledged that the military massacred innocent people, including women and children, ...