Rights group denounces ‘unfree and unfair’ Egyptian vote

Africa 04/24/19, 06:14

An international rights group says the referendum approved by Egyptian voters that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to extend his rule to 2030 was held in an "unfair and unfree" environment and has "no pretense to legitimacy."Human Rights Watch says ...

Group calls for al-Bashir’s arrest ahead of Arab summit

Africa 03/27/19, 06:41

A rights group has urged Tunisia to either "bar or arrest" Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir if he tries to attend an Arab League summit this weekend.In a report issued Tuesday, New York-based Human Rights Watch described al-Bashir as a "fugitive ...

Group: Hundreds of Iraqi IS child suspects arrested

Asia & Pacific 03/06/19, 00:17

Human Rights Watch says Iraq and the Kurdish regional government have charged hundreds of children with terrorism for alleged affiliation with the Islamic State group, often using torture to coerce confessions.The New York-based group released a report on Wednesday estimating ...

Rights group criticizes Italy, EU’s Libya migrant policy

Europe 01/21/19, 08:55

Human Rights Watch is urging Italy and the European Union to condition their support to Libya on tangible improvements in detention conditions for migrants, refugees and asylum seekers.The New York-based rights group says in a report Monday that unquestioning foreign ...

Human Rights Watch: global pushback against autocrats grows

World 01/17/19, 04:38

Human Rights Watch says there is a growing resistance around the world against the abuses of autocrats by coalitions of states, civic groups and popular movements, which are all pushing back against populists seeking to curtail freedoms.The advocacy group said ...

Report: Military officers, relatives tortured in Venezuela

America 01/09/19, 00:07

Law enforcement forces in Venezuela have detained and tortured military personnel accused of plotting against the government of President Nicolas Maduro, according to two prominent human rights organizations.Human Rights Watch and the Venezuelan non-governmental group Foro Penal said in a ...

Uganda faces pressure to probe 2016 massacre by military

Africa 11/27/18, 05:01

The United States and others are urging Ugandan authorities to fully investigate a military attack on a tribal king's palace two years ago that killed over 100 civilians and was widely condemned.At least 15 children were among the victims of ...

Rights group warns US against swift normalization with Sudan

Africa 11/08/18, 09:37

Human Rights Watch is cautioning the United States against lifting its designation of Sudan as a state sponsor of terrorism.The New York-based watchdog says Khartoum continues to violate basic human rights, with security forces regularly attacking civilians and opening fire ...

Uighurs’ supporters march as China faces rights review at UN

World 11/06/18, 04:42

Supporters of China's Muslim Uighur minority are demonstrating in Geneva as the U.N.'s top human rights body examines the country's rights record in a regular review.Advocacy groups including Human Rights Watch want the Human Rights Council to press Chinese authorities ...

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