ARTICLES RELATING TO HRW

Angolan court frees 17 jailed activists

2016-06-29 18:12

An Angolan court has ordered the conditional release of 17 young activists, including a well-known rapper, three months after they were jailed for rebellion against President Jose Eduardo dos Santos.

100 NGOs press EU leaders on Africa migrant plan

2016-06-27 18:31

A group of over 100 NGOs has called on EU leaders to reject proposals to tie giving funds to African countries to their efforts to stop migrants heading for Europe.

Congolese peacekeepers linked to mass murders in CAR

2016-06-09 12:04

Human Rights Watch has raised the alarm over the murders of at least 18 people at the hands of peacekeepers in the Central African Republic between December 2013 and June 2015.

Abuse fears as Sudan deports Eritreans

2016-05-31 12:24

Sudan has deported hundreds of Eritreans back to the hardline government they fled contravening international law, Human Rights Watch (HRW) says.

ISIS captures several villages from Syrian troops

2016-04-16 18:55

Syrian opposition activists say the Islamic State group has captured several villages in the northern province of Aleppo during clashes with government forces.

Morocco expels 8 foreigners

2016-04-07 20:08

Eight foreigners have been expelled for supporting prisoners convicted for their roles in deadly protests in Western Sahara.

13 global NGOs fear for rights groups in Egypt

2016-03-23 21:01

Thirteen global rights groups, including Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, have urged Egypt to drop a renewed investigation of rights activists that has strained ties with Washington.

Ethiopia accuses Eritrea of 'kidnapping' protests

2016-02-26 05:20

Ethiopia has accused arch-rival Eritrea of being behind anti-government protests in the Oromia region last year.

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.

 

HRW: 18 deaths by CAR police unit

2016-06-27 21:11

Human Rights Watch says it has documented the killings of at least 18 people by a police unit in Central African Republic.

Gambia admits prominent activist died in detention

2016-06-18 21:41

Gambian authorities have acknowledged that prominent opposition activist Solo Sandeng died after his arrest in April, Human Rights Watch and the slain campaigner's lawyer says.

UNHCR urges Sudan to stop deporting Eritreans

2016-06-02 22:07

The UN refugee agency has urged Sudan, a key transit route for migrants bound for Europe, to stop "forcibly" deporting hundreds of Eritreans.

HRW wants Saudi Arabia to ease sex rules

2016-04-18 21:01

Human Rights Watch has hailed Saudi Arabia's decision to strip its frequently criticised religious police of many of their powers, urging the kingdom to also ease sex segregation rules.

Syria opposition rejects UN's Assad proposal

2016-04-16 17:09

Syria's opposition has rejected a proposal from the UN envoy that would have kept Bashar Assad as president during a political transition, with three deputies of his opponents' choosing.

Millions drinking arsenic-laced water in Bangladesh

2016-04-06 14:00

Some 20 million poor Bangladeshis are still drinking water contaminated with arsenic, two decades after the potentially deadly toxin was discovered in the supply, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday.

Ivory Coast 2010 poll violence victims still awaiting justice: HRW

2016-03-22 21:02

Ivory Coast must deliver "long overdue" justice to the victims of deadly clashes that swept the world's top cocoa grower after disputed elections in 2010, Human Rights Watch says.

Ethiopian security forces in bloody crackdown

2016-02-22 20:37

Ethiopian security forces are carrying out a relentless and bloody crackdown on peaceful protests in the Oromia region, HRW reports.

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.

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