Report suggests torture widespread in war-torn Ukraine

2016-07-22 09:55

A new report suggests the detention and torture of civilians has become common in Ukraine torn by a separatist war in the east.

Kenya security accused of murder and abduction

2016-07-20 16:18

Security agencies are killing and abducting men in north-east Kenya who they suspect of links to Islamist extremists, a rights group says.

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.


HRW: Rwandan security forces rounding up 'undesirables'

2016-07-21 18:08

Members of Rwanda's security forces are arresting beggars, street children, sex workers and other "undesirables" who are arbitrarily detained in centres described as harsh and inhuman, Human Rights Watch says.

Migrants face torture, rape in journey from Libya to Europe

2016-07-11 05:56

In Libya, migrants trying to find better lives or reach Europe face imprisonment, torture and rape at the hands of multiple armed groups, complicating Europe's efforts to stem the flow.

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.

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