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 on issues like use of mass detention centers in the ...

Women in N.Korea suffer serious sexual abuse but no ‘MeToo’

World 10/31/18, 22:29

North Korean refugees say sexual violence against women in their former homeland was routine. A new report suggests there's little chance that abused women in the North will get to say "MeToo" anytime soon. Human Rights Watch published a report on the issue based on interviews with 106 North Koreans who ...

Human Rights Watch: Palestinians crush dissent with torture

World 10/23/18, 04:30

Security forces of the rival Palestinian governments routinely use torture and arbitrary arrests, among other tactics, to quash dissent by peaceful activists and political rivals, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.The charges come in a new report released by the New York-based watchdog, following a two-year investigation that included interviews with ...

Alarm as Red Cross workers attacked in Congo Ebola efforts

Africa 10/04/18, 04:15

The international community is sounding new alarm after three Red Cross workers were attacked while trying to contain the latest deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo.The U.N. Security Council seeks an immediate end to hostilities as it leaves for a Congo visit Thursday. Human Rights Watch urges an investigation into massacres ...

Indonesia blasphemy woman endures cramped cell, bad food

World 09/27/18, 01:34

A rights group says the Indonesian woman imprisoned for blasphemy after complaining about noise from a mosque is sharing a cramped cell with 16 other women and given "terrible" food.Human Rights Watch researcher Andreas Harsono said the ethnic Chinese woman, Meiliana, was emotional but tough when he and other supporters ...

Watchdog accuses Yemen rebels of taking hostages, torture

World 09/25/18, 07:04

An international watchdog on Tuesday accused Yemen's Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, of committing abuses including hostage taking, torture and enforced disappearances of people they hold in detention.New York-based Human Rights Watch said in a statement it documented 16 cases in which Houthi authorities held people unlawfully, largely to extort ...

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