ARTICLES RELATING TO HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH

Sudanese forces rape 221 in mass attack

2015-02-11 21:22

Sudanese forces have raped 221 women, girls in a mass attack in Darfur says HRW.

Human rights a luxury - HRW

2015-01-29 16:34

Governments increasingly view human rights as "a luxury" they can ill afford, says Human Rights Watch, warning that abuses fuel crises.

UK family urges Morocco to free gay pensioner

2014-10-06 21:09

A British man has urged Morocco to release his 70-year-old father, claiming he is being held in "appalling" conditions in a Marrakesh prison after being convicted of homosexuality.

Bolivia on verge of legalising work from age 10

2014-07-17 11:58

Bolivia is on the verge of legalising work by children as young as 10 - the world's lowest work age.

China: 32 terror groups broken up in crackdown

2014-06-23 15:41

Chinese authorities say they broke up 32 terror groups and arrested more than 380 suspects in the far west in the first month of a crackdown aimed at demonstrating the Communist Party's resolve to maintain order.

Congolese warlord on trial

2014-06-10 08:40

Prosecutors have presented enough evidence to justify putting on trial a Congolese militia leader accused of rape, murder and enlisting child soldiers.

Saudi mulls end to sports ban in girls' schools

2014-04-09 14:40

Saudi Arabia is considering ending its ban on sports in girls' state schools, after its consultative council recommended the ban be lifted over vociferous opposition from traditionalists.

1000s missing in Nigeria – Red Cross

2014-02-06 16:55

Tens of thousands of people in Nigeria are missing out on vital services because of conflict, with the areas where Boko Haram operates worst affected, the Red Cross says.

Mass grave fuels fear of 1000s buried in Sri Lanka

2014-01-17 14:55

The discovery of a mass grave containing more than 30 skulls in northern Sri Lanka has fuelled speculation that there may be many more like it.

Ghana's prisons "inhuman, cruel"

2013-11-15 07:52

Squalid conditions, poor food and overcrowding in Ghana’s prisons amount to “cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment”, a UN representative says.

 

Little being done to improve human rights in SA

2015-01-29 19:22

South Africa has done very little in the past year to improve human rights, the Human Rights Watch says.

51 killed in DRC police sweep - HRW

2014-11-19 05:05

A Human Rights Watch report says Kinshasa police have killed 51 people during a crackdown against organised crime gangs.

Egypt 'gay marriage' video detainees to face trial

2014-09-22 17:26

Eight men arrested in Egypt for appearing in a "gay marriage" video that went viral on the Internet have been referred to trial for inciting debauchery.

US rights group finds ISIL execution site

2014-06-27 12:31

Human Rights Watch say that fighters inspired by Al-Qaeda have executed Iraqi soldiers en masse in Tikrit.

Syria rebels recruit teenage fighters

2014-06-23 12:11

Human Rights Watch has urged Syrian rebel groups to stop enlisting teenagers in their ranks and warned their foreign backers that they could be implicated in "war crimes".

UN considering sanctions over S Sudan massacre

2014-04-24 13:26

The UN is considering sanctions over South Sudan massacre, saying the violence 'must stop immediately'.

AU opens probe into S Sudan atrocities

2014-03-12 12:21

The African Union has opened a commission of inquiry into atrocities carried out in the ongoing conflict in South Sudan.

Libya militias holding thousands prisoner

2014-01-21 20:50

Libya militias have detained thousands, a rights group says, as Islamists withdraw from the Cabinet.

Mali ex-coup leader grilled over troop abuses

2013-11-27 18:12

Amadou Sanogo, who led a March 2012 coup in Mali, has been detained for questioning by a judge investigating alleged abuses committed by his followers.

Egypt detains Syria refugees, forces them to leave

2013-11-11 10:58

Egypt has detained more than 1 500 refugees from Syria, including Palestinians and 250 children, before forcing most to leave the country, HRW says.

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