Danish anti-immigrant party sees further curbs

2016-01-27 20:41

Denmark will probably tighten its asylum policies further, the country's influential anti-immigration party has said, a day after lawmakers passed a controversial bill allowing authorities to seize valuables from refugees.

Saudi executes Egyptian convicted of murder

2016-01-27 16:23

Saudi Arabia has executed an Egyptian convicted of murder, adding to a surge in death sentences carried out since late 2014.

Nigeria soldiers killed Shi'ite children, no provocation - HRW

2015-12-23 09:19

Nigerian soldiers have fired on unarmed Shi'ite children with no provocation before unjustified raids that killed hundreds of the minority group in the West African nation, Human Rights Watch says.

5 dead in Ethiopia protests sparked by land grab fears

2015-12-15 19:48

Ethiopia's government say five people had died in weeks of protests sparked by land grab fears in the country's Oromia region, dismissing opposition reports of dozens dead and scores arrested.

HRW says Bush should be investigated for torture conspiracy

2015-12-01 20:12

Former US president George W Bush and a raft of senior officials from his administration should be investigated for conspiracy to torture, HRW says.

HRW slams Syria rebels for 'human shields'

2015-11-03 15:47

Human Rights Watch has accused Syrian rebel groups outside Damascus of war crimes after they placed hostages, including civilians, in cages for use as “human shields” to deter government strikes.

HRW meets Gaddafi son in Tripoli prison

2015-10-26 19:01

Human Rights Watch has been able to meet slain Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi's son Saadi in a Tripoli prison.

DRC ruling party officials behind demo attack

2015-10-07 05:31

Rights campaigners accused police and ruling party officials in Democratic Republic of Congo of recruiting thugs to attack a peaceful opposition rally last month.

Along migrant route to Europe, makeshift order emerges

2015-09-28 18:20

Weeks ago, the Macedonian police were overwhelmed by people fleeing from the Middle East to Europe. As buses bring more migrants to the border with Greece every day, a process has begun to emerge.

Homophobic mobs attack LGBT people in Kenya with impunity

2015-09-28 08:36

Homophobic mobs have repeatedly attacked lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Kenya but police are unwilling to even attempt to bring the perpetrators to justice, rights groups say.


HRW lambastes Danish plan to seize migrants' valuables

2016-01-27 17:31

Legislation agreed in Denmark to seize the valuables of refugees in the hope of limiting the flow of migrants is "despicable", US-based rights watchdog Human Rights Watch says.

Accusations grow against Russia over Syria civilian killings

2015-12-24 08:34

Accusations are growing against Russia over civilian killings and the use of banned munitions in Syria.

At least 75 killed in Ethiopia protests: HRW

2015-12-19 12:33

At least 75 people have been killed during weeks of protests in Ethiopia which have seen soldiers and police firing on demonstrators, Human Rights Watch said on Saturday.

Burundi capital calm after worst violence in months

2015-12-13 18:31

The streets of Burundi's capital Bujumbura are calm as life returned to normal, days after nearly 90 people were killed in some of the worst violence in months of unrest.

400 000 Syrian refugee children not in school in Turkey

2015-11-09 13:10

More than 400 000 Syrian children living in Turkey are not in school, largely because of financial hardship, a plight which could push more refugees into making a desperate journey to Europe.

Schools at risk in DRC conflict: HRW

2015-10-29 05:19

Schools and school-children are at risk in the unrelenting fighting plaguing eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and need increased government protection, Human Rights Watch says.

HRW demands impartial probe into Tunisia detainee deaths

2015-10-25 21:02

Human Rights Watch has called for a thorough and impartial investigation into the death of two Tunisian detainees in suspicious circumstances in separate cases.

Philippine children risk lives in gold mining

2015-09-30 20:13

Thousands of children as young as 9 are risking their lives to dig and dive for gold in dangerous mines in the Philippines, and the government is failing to protect them, a rights groups says.

HRW urges Tunisia to free man jailed for homosexuality

2015-09-28 15:25

Human Rights Watch has called on the Tunisian authorities to free a 22-year-old student jailed last week for homosexuality and repeal the law that criminalises consensual sodomy.

Rwanda accused of arresting 'undesirables' to keep capital clean

2015-09-24 22:06

An international rights group has accused the Rwandan government of rounding up "undesirables", including beggars and prostitutes, and holding them in a grim detention centre to promote the capital's clean image.

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