Burundian activist stable after shooting - family

2015-08-04 13:27

A leading Burundian human rights activist, shot in the face by a gunman, is in a stable condition in hospital, his family says.

Checkpoint extortion costs Ivory Coast

2015-07-30 05:09

Extortion at Ivory Coast security checkpoints costs the country millions, HRW says

US should cut security aid to Uganda - HRW

2015-07-24 08:05

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.

S Sudan govt troops crushed civilians with tanks - HRW

2015-07-22 12:23

South Sudanese government troops crushed fleeing civilians with tanks, then reversed to check they had killed them, carried out public gang rapes and burned people alive, a rights group says.

106 Chinese lawyers, activists arrested as nationwide crackdown continues

2015-07-13 12:26

More than 100 human rights lawyers and activists from 15 cities and provinces in China have been detained, have disappeared or summoned by police in a nationwide crackdown, according to rights groups.

Child labourers in Tanzania gold mines rescued

2015-06-30 20:07

Thousands of children have been rescued in the past three years from gold mines in northern Tanzania.

Jihadists change tactics - target Egypt Achilles heel: analysts

2015-06-11 21:10

The narrowly avoided massacre of tourists at Egypt's famed Karnak temple signalled a strategic change in a jihadist war on a government heavily reliant on tourism.

Nusra Front fighters kill 20 in Syrian village

2015-06-11 14:21

Members of the al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front have killed 20 Druze villagers in northwestern Syria, a group monitoring the war reports.

Sisi gets wide support despite rights abuse

2015-06-08 19:48

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's one-year tenure in office has witnessed human rights abuses and an escalation in violence by armed groups and the government, Human Rights Watch says.

Morocco arrests two men who kissed in public

2015-06-04 14:20

Two Moroccan men who kissed in public were arrested by authorities in the conservative Muslim kingdom and a Spanish feminist was expelled after a pro-gay protest, officials said on Thursday.


ICC must probe president's camp for wartime abuses - HRW

2015-08-04 12:04

The ICC must broaden its investigation into the violence that ripped Ivory Coast apart in 2010 and 2011 to include violations committed by loyalists of President Alassane Ouattara, HRW says.

Lawsuit reveals extent of Ethiopian hacking

2015-07-26 22:36

A US lawsuit and leaked emails reveal the extent of hacking by Ethiopia amid Obama's first visit there.

Group accuses South Sudanese army of crimes

2015-07-22 14:40

The South Sudanese army and allied militia have committed human rights violations while fighting rebels in the country's oil-rich north, the rights group Human Rights Watch says.

China restricts passports for Tibetans

2015-07-13 15:21

Beijing effectively bans Tibetans and other ethnic minorities from obtaining passports, rights groups said on Monday, amid a surge in Chinese tourists travelling abroad.

Tunisia's state of emergency must respect rights - HRW

2015-07-08 07:36

The Tunisian state of emergency imposed after the jihadist attack that killed 38 tourists last month must not suppress freedoms gained since the 2011 revolution, Human Rights Watch says.

Libya govt 'torturing' detainees: HRW

2015-06-17 22:03

Libya's internationally recognised government has been accused by a rights group of the torture and ill-treatment of prisoners it holds in the east of the country.

Kenyan court says Muslim groups innocent

2015-06-11 19:08

A court in Kenya's coastal city of Mombasa has ordered the removal of two Muslim human rights groups from a government list of individuals and organisations suspected of possible links to terrorist activities.

Gold mined by Ghana children in jewellery - HRW

2015-06-10 20:44

Gold used in jewellery and electronics around the world may have been sourced from mines using illegal child labour in Ghana, Human Rights Watch claims.

HRW asks UN to put Israel on child rights violators list

2015-06-04 20:13

Human Rights Watch has urged UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to add Israel to an annual "List of Shame" of children's rights violators.

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.

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