Egypt bars scores of Egyptians from traveling - HRW

2015-11-01 20:27

Egypt has increasingly used unlawful means to prevent citizens from traveling outside the country over the past year, a report from Human Rights Watch says, another sign of the government's tightening grip on political opposition.

Burundi rights activist shot and wounded

2015-08-03 21:48

A Burundi rights activist has been shot and wounded in the capital, a day after the assassination of a general.

Activists in new call to DRC to exhume mass grave

2015-06-08 21:58

Human Rights Watch has appealed to authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo to exhume a mass grave near the capital Kinshasa that contains hundreds of corpses.

China failing to curb forced confessions

2015-05-13 09:48

Criminal suspects in China continue to be tortured for confessions, despite measures by the government to curb the practice, a human rights group says in a report.

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.


Doors of learning shut on kids with disabilities

2015-08-19 10:10

An estimated half-a-million children with disabilities have been shut out of South Africa’s education system, Human Rights Watch said in a report released yesterday at a joint event with South Africa’s Human Rights Commission.

South Sudan army crushed civilians under tanks

2015-07-22 22:04

Report by rights group accuses government troops of committing war crimes in rebel-held parts of the Unity State.

Morocco jails three for homosexuality

2015-05-26 07:39

Three Moroccan men accused of homosexuality have been sentenced to three years in jail each by a court in northeastern Morocco.

French police probe migrant violence images

2015-05-12 22:37

French police will probe a shocking video showing violence against migrants in the northern port town of Calais.

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'.

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