HRW condemns 'serious abuses' of detainees in Yemen

2015-09-02 14:35

Warring parties in south Yemen have committed 'serious abuses' against civilians and fighters in their custody, including summary executions, Human Rights Watch says.

Jordan's 'anti-terror' law cracks down on journalists

2015-08-28 13:07

Last January, Jordan's King Abdullah II and Queen Rania marched alongside world leaders in Paris following the Charlie Hebdo attacks to stand for freedom of expression.

Egypt rejects HRW call for UN probe into protest deaths

2015-08-15 17:07

Egypt has hit back at a call by Human Rights Watch for an international investigation into the killing of hundreds of protesters in Cairo by security forces two years ago.

DRC charges 34 with genocide

2015-08-14 21:00

A prosecutor in Democratic Republic of Congo has charged 34 people with genocide and crimes against humanity in inter-ethnic violence.

South Sudan to unveil own plan to end conflict

2015-08-07 11:29

South Sudan's government is due to unveil its own peace plan in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, just days after it refused to sign a regional plan to end the country's ongoing conflict, a report says.

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.


Shabaab bombs, takes second AU base

2015-09-01 19:46

Al-Shabaab has overrun an African Union base in southern Somalia, a military official says.

Govt failing disabled children - human rights bodies

2015-08-18 21:07

Thousands of disabled children are losing out on a proper education because the government is not implementing its own inclusive schooling policy, two human rights organisations say.

Rights groups criticise Egypt crackdown

2015-08-14 21:01

Rights groups say Egypt has failed to hold officials accountable 2 years after the deadly rally crackdown.

Police disperse Cairo demos

2015-08-14 19:12

Egyptian police using tear gas have dispersed small demonstrations in Cairo by supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

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.

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