ARTICLES RELATING TO HRW

Zim authorities doing nothing to find abducted activist - HRW

2015-05-08 16:01

The authorities in Zimbabwe "appear to be doing nothing to find Itai Dzamara", an activist who was mysteriously abducted two months ago, Human Rights Watch say.

US defends cluster bomb transfers

2015-05-04 08:42

The United States has defended its supplies of cluster munitions, pointing to restrictions on the transfers, after Human Rights Watch says the bombs had been used by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen.

AU: Somalia sex abuse allegations largely unproven

2015-04-22 08:25

Allegations implicating African Union troops in Somalia in many cases of rape and sex abuse are largely unproven, the AU insists in a long-awaited reply to a damning rights report.

DRC illegally detained, tortured pro-democracy activists - HRW

2015-04-16 16:09

Security forces in DRC have illegally detained and tortured pro-democracy advocates as part of a crackdown before a presidential election next year, HRW says.

HRW slams 'abuse' of Palestinian children on settler farms

2015-04-13 18:53

A rights group has slammed the alleged abuse of Palestinian children working on Israeli settlement farms in the occupied West Bank.

Germans caught for vandalism: We've learnt our lesson

2015-03-05 21:05

The Germans caught for vandalism in Singapore and sentenced to nine months in prison and three cane strokes has apologised and said they would never do it again.

UN threatens Sudan government, rebels

2015-02-13 07:00

The UN Security Council is threatening new sanctions against the Sudan government and rebels in Darfur.

HRW slams Egypt cops after revolt anniversary bloodshed

2015-01-26 16:31

Human Rights Watch has accused Egyptian police of using "excessive force" against protesters after 20 people were killed in clashes on the fourth anniversary of its 2011 uprising.

Pakistan to execute 500 militants in coming weeks

2014-12-22 12:33

Pakistan plans to execute around 500 militants in coming weeks, officials say, after the government lifted a moratorium on the death penalty in terror cases following a Taliban school massacre.

Kenyan security laws threaten freedoms - rights groups

2014-12-14 17:59

Kenyan proposals to boost security laws risk returning the country to a 'police state', rights groups say, but the government says they are vital to the nation's protection.

 

Yemen rebels committed possible war crimes - HRW

2015-05-07 14:27

Human Rights Watch has accused Yemen rebels of committing “possible war crimes” and urged all parties in the conflict to protect civilians.

Uganda activists warn new bill would stifle government critics

2015-04-22 13:53

Activists in Uganda have warned that a “dangerous” new bill seeking to regulate non-governmental organisations would silence critics and “negate the very essence of freedom of association and expression”.

Senegal marabouts force boys to beg

2015-04-20 19:56

Senegal is failing to protect thousands of boys in Islamic boarding schools from forced begging and torture at the hands of their teachers, HRW says.

Violence growing in central Mali 2 years later

2015-04-14 16:26

A new report says that armed groups in Mali are carrying out a growing number of attacks, and that the violence is taking place closer to the capital than ever.

Defence: Drop child bride murder charge

2015-03-16 21:00

A defence lawyer has called for the dismissal of murder charges against a 14-year-old girl accused of killing her husband with rat poison.

Malawi moves to ban child marriages

2015-02-18 05:00

Malawi is poised to adopt a law banning child marriages in a country which has one of the world's highest rates of under-age weddings.

Zim forced flood victim removals - HRW

2015-02-03 18:46

The Zimbabwe government used violence and restricted humanitarian aid to force about 20 000 flood victims to resettle on tiny plots earmarked for a sugar cane plantation HRW says.

Activists urge govt to arrest fugitive DRC warlord

2015-01-07 11:11

Human Rights Watch has called for determined efforts to bring warlord Ntabo Ntaberi Sheka to justice for mass rape in the DRC four years after authorities ordered his detention.

Activists slam Pakistan for resuming executions

2014-12-20 12:13

Rights groups have condemned Pakistan's decision to hang two convicted militants in its first executions for six years, as leaders vowed decisive action in the wake of a Taliban school massacre that left 149 people dead.

China bans organ harvesting of executed prisoners

2014-12-04 16:33

China will completely ban the harvesting of organs from executed prisoners from next year, state media report.

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