ARTICLES RELATING TO HRW

Iraq forces executed 250 Sunni prisoners - HRW

2014-07-11 22:26

Iraq's security forces and allied Shi'ite militias have executed at least 255 Sunni prisoners as they fled a lightning jihadist-led advance last month, Human Rights Watch says.

Morocco urged to stop jailing gays

2014-07-07 23:14

Human Rights Watch has urged Morocco to stop prosecuting and jailing people for their sexual orientation.

Ethiopian Muslims protest

2014-07-04 22:34

Hundreds of Muslims protesters have demonstrated in Ethiopia, demanding the release of 17 of their leaders.

IS must free Kurdish schoolboys held in Syria - HRW

2014-07-01 12:33

Jihadists from the Islamic State must free some 133 Kurdish schoolboys kidnapped in Syria a month ago, Human Rights Watch says.

Ivory, charcoal funds criminal, terror groups

2014-06-25 06:46

Illegal charcoal, logging, ivory trading finances criminal and terrorist groups a UN group says.

We can’t force US to give us money – Uganda

2014-06-20 12:30

Uganda's government says US sanctions slapped on the country for tough anti-gay laws would have little impact and rejected rights groups’ reports that the legislation had led to a rise in assault.

DRC conservationist accused of oil plot

2014-06-17 07:08

A senior Congolese conservationist has been sacked after he was accused of colluding in major oil exploration plans by a British firm in one of Africa's oldest national parks.

HRW urges DRC to probe attacks on activists

2014-06-04 14:53

HRW has called on the DRC to investigate attacks and threats against opponents of a major oil exploration project at one of Africa’s oldest national parks.

AU peacekeepers accused of abuses in CAR

2014-06-02 21:23

African Union peacekeepers from the Republic of Congo operating in the Central African Republic have been accused of abuses, including torture, killings and detentions.

Somali army courts 'jail 100s without fair trial'

2014-05-22 08:49

Military courts in war-torn Somalia are guilty of a raft of abuses and are used by the internationally-backed government to jail hundreds without fair trial, HRW says.

Rwanda accused of 'forced disappearances'

2014-05-17 07:17

An increasing number of people have been forcibly disappeared or have been reported missing in Rwanda since March 2014.

HRW alleges Syria govt used chlorine gas

2014-05-13 10:27

New York-based watchdog, Human Rights Watch, has alleged that the Syrian government used chlorine gas on three towns in mid-April.

HRW: Ethiopia shot peaceful protesters

2014-05-06 14:10

Ethiopian security forces shot dead peaceful protesters in student demonstrations last week, HRW says, quoting “credible” claims of a death toll “much higher than the official figure of eight.

Ethiopia: Journos held in 'criminals' crackdown

2014-04-29 12:26

Ethiopia says it has arrested several people accused of “serious criminal activities”, but who rights groups say are journalists and bloggers detained in a sweeping crackdown again free speech.

Search for missing Thai activist

2014-04-22 09:33

Relatives and rights groups have urged Thai authorities to investigate the disappearance of an environmental activist who has worked to help villagers report illegal activity.

Rights group: No justice in CAR

2014-04-08 08:36

The United Nations director for Human Rights Watch has highlighted lack of justice in Central African Republic where Muslims are under attack.

Senegal fails to stop forced child begging

2014-03-19 21:03

Human Rights Watch says tens of thousands of boys in Senegal who attend Quranic boarding schools are still being forced to beg each day.

CAR: UN force needed for survival

2014-03-07 07:45

CAR’s foreign minister says a UN peacekeeping mission is urgently needed in his country to bolster French and African troops struggling to contain sectarian killing between Muslims and Christians.

US urged to recall Uganda envoy over gay bill

2014-02-21 12:15

The US had reportedly been urged to recall its ambassador to Uganda after President Yoweri Museveni insisted he would go ahead and sign into law a controversial anti-homosexuality bill.

1 000s forced off land in Ethiopia – HRW

2014-02-19 14:32

Ethiopia is clearing swathes of land and forcibly displacing populations to make room for state-run sugar plantations in the Omo Valley, according to HRW.

HRW: Morocco still abuses migrants

2014-02-10 14:56

New York-based Human Rights Watch has criticised Morocco for the continued abuse of sub-Saharan migrants despite the announcement of a more humanitarian immigration policy.

UN chief denounces attacks on LGBT people

2014-02-06 15:09

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned attacks against homosexuals, touching on the gay rights issue in Russia that has overshadowed preparations for the Sochi Olympics.

Gunmen kill 30, raze 56 houses in Nigeria attack

2014-02-04 20:58

Gunmen have killed about 30 people in an early morning raid on two villages in central Nigeria, in the latest violence to hit the region.

Syria govt bulldozes homes as 'punishment'

2014-01-30 13:45

HRW has issued a report that states that the Syrian government used controlled explosives to raze thousands of residential buildings to punish civilians sympathetic to the opposition.

Turkey's ruling AKP down but not out

2014-01-27 16:17

Turkey’s ruling party has been rocked by a fraud scandal that has left many asking what impact this will have on the national elections and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's leadership.

 

Uganda anti-gay ruling criticised as 'flawed'

2014-07-11 15:42

Human Rights Watch is criticising a Ugandan court's decision against gay activists who sued a Ugandan official for violating their rights.

Ethiopian opposition chief faces death

2014-07-07 21:18

An Ethiopian opposition leader with British citizenship faces the death sentence after being extradited to Addis Ababa.

DRC: Peacekeepers regret failing to stop massacre

2014-07-04 10:04

The head of the UN peacekeeping mission in the DRC says he is sorry his forces reacted too slowly to prevent a massacre in the east of the country in June.

ISIL mass executions in Iraq's Tikrit

2014-06-27 22:31

Photograph and satellite imagery indicate that Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant insurgents have carried out mass executions in the northern Iraqi city of Tikrit. (VIDEO)

Uganda: US sanctions hit vulnerable hardest

2014-06-23 12:36

Uganda has warned that US sanctions slapped on the country over its tough anti-gay laws would harm the “most vulnerable” in the country.

Conservationist accused of oil plot

2014-06-17 14:30

A senior Congolese conservationist has been sacked after he was accused of colluding in major oil exploration plans by a British firm.

S Sudan leader set to meet rebel chief for talks

2014-06-09 13:38

South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel chief Riek Machar are set to meet in a fresh push to end nearly six months of civil war, sources says.

Rwanda, HRW in row over bias allegations

2014-06-03 15:18

Human Rights Watch has reacted angrily to Rwandan allegations of bias in its reporting on the east African nation, saying it has been "misrepresented" and its staff "disparaged".

Iraq using barrel bombs - HRW

2014-05-27 10:53

Iraq's government is dropping barrel bombs and may also be targeting a hospital in its battle with militants in the conflict-hit city of Fallujah, Human Rights Watch has alleged.

Gays find courage to come out in Kinshasa

2014-05-17 15:48

Free of the harsh anti-gay laws found in much of Africa, the Democratic Republic of Congo may seem a haven for same-sex couples, but it still takes courage to come out in Kinshasa.

Anti-gay law: Violations surge in Uganda

2014-05-15 12:35

Uganda's tough new anti-gay law has sparked a "surge in human rights violations", including arrest, job loss, eviction and the killing of at least one transgender person, campaign groups say.

Sudan deports 30 Eritreans

2014-05-08 21:31

Sudan has deported 30 Eritreans, including at least six registered as refugees, back to their homeland where they risk detention and abuse, HRW says.

Mortar shells kill 14 in central Damascus

2014-04-29 13:00

Four mortar shells have exploded in central Damascus, killing 14 people and wounding scores, state media says.

UN must block flow of arms to Syria - HRW

2014-04-29 09:08

An international rights group has called for the UN Security Council to block the flow of weapons to the Syria government, which it says is launching attacks with "barrel bombs".

Group accuses Kenya of 'abusing' Somalis

2014-04-11 12:11

HRW has accused Kenya of treating Somalis like scapegoats amid swoops by security forces that have seen thousands arrested and scores expelled back to their torn country.

US should cut security aid to Uganda – HRW

2014-03-20 15:15

Human Rights Watch has reportedly urged the US to cut back security assistance to Uganda in response to the country’s recently enacted anti-gay law.

Spectre of famine in South Sudan

2014-03-13 17:53

South Sudan faces possible famine if warring government and rebel forces do not heed a ceasefire deal they have signed.

HRW: All sides committing 'war crimes' in S Sudan

2014-02-27 10:58

War crimes have been committed by all sides in conflict-wracked South Sudan, HRW says, reporting widespread atrocities in weeks of carnage in the world’s younger nation.

Mugabe parties as Zimbabwe struggles

2014-02-20 11:08

A rights group has reportedly criticised Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s planned lavish 90th birthday celebrations set to be attended by liberation movements from the SADC region.

Gaddafi son, aides risk 'kangaroo' justice

2014-02-13 21:15

A human rights organisation has called on Libyan authorities to provide proper defence counsel to slain dictator Muammar Gaddafi's son and top aides.

At least 22 dead in central Nigeria attack

2014-02-07 08:44

At least 22 people have been killed in a raid in restive central Nigeria, locals say, in the second such attack in the area this week.

Iraq forces abuse women prisoners: HRW

2014-02-06 11:58

Thousands of women are being illegally held in Iraqi prisons, where they suffer torture and other forms of abuse, including sexual assault, Human Rights Watch says.

HRW - investigate S Sudan atrocities

2014-01-30 18:08

Human Rights Watch is demanding a full investigation into atrocities committed in war-torn South Sudan, reporting that in one town alone scores of unburied bodies.

Media watchdog blasts Sochi restrictions

2014-01-28 19:14

An international journalism watchdog has criticised Russian authorities for restricting news coverage of preparations for the Sochi Olympics.

Witnesses: Rebels flee CAR capital

2014-01-27 10:28

Witnesses say a convoy of top members from the rebel coalition loyal to Central African Republic’s former president has fled the capital under the protection of Chadian peacekeepers.

 
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