Rapes, other new allegations in Kenya's election unrest

2017-12-14 18:30

Kenya's opposition leader was targeted in a virulent online campaign created by a US-based company during the recent election turmoil, a privacy watchdog has said, while another rights group reported multiple gang-rapes by men in uniform in opposition strongholds.

Putin signs 'foreign agent' media law

2017-11-26 08:21

President Vladimir Putin has signed into law new rules on international media organisations present in Russia being termed 'foreign agents'.

Saudi clerics use Twitter, textbooks to spread hate - watchdog

2017-09-26 15:25

Saudi Arabia is condoning hate speech against its Shiite minority from the upper echelons of its religious establishment, schoolbooks and social media, Human Rights Watch has said.

France extends state of emergency for sixth time

2017-07-07 05:23

French lawmakers have voted for the sixth time to extend the country's state of emergency as figures showed security forces thwarted a terror attack a month.

SA failed to speak out on Zim rights abuses - HRW

2017-01-13 08:39

South Africa missed several opportunities to place respect for human rights at the centre of its foreign policy, Human Rights Watch says in its World Report 2017.

SA govt failing disabled children - HRW report

2017-01-13 07:40

South Africa’s government is failing to provide education for children with disabilities, according to a Human Rights Watch report.

HRW urges Angola to probe killing of teen at protest

2016-08-11 07:15

Human Rights Watch has urged Angola to probe the military's killing of a 14-year-old boy during a protests against the demolition of houses in the capital.

'Over 400' killed in Ethiopia protest crackdown - HRW

2016-06-16 12:31

Human Rights Watch says more than 400 people have been killed in Ethiopia since November in a crackdown on anti-government protests - but the government has dismissed the claims.

Egypt quashes jail terms for 47 protesters

2016-05-25 20:04

An Egyptian appeals court has overturned five-year prison sentences for 47 people for participating in unauthorised protests, but upheld fines of more than $11 000 each.

HRW accuses Egypt police of child torture

2016-04-22 05:41

Human Rights Watch has accused Egyptian police of detaining and torturing 20 people, including eight children, saying there was a pattern of abuse.


Group protests human rights activist's detention in Burundi

2017-12-13 18:11

Human Rights Watch is urging Burundian authorities to either free or charge an activist who has been detained since November 21.

Human rights honor goes to Egyptian banned from travel

2017-10-10 21:18

An Egyptian has been honored with one of the most prestigious awards granted to human rights defenders but was unable to receive the prize in person because of a travel ban linked to his work documenting abuses

South Sudan should probe death of US reporter: rights group

2017-08-28 14:15

The killing of an American journalist in South Sudan violates international humanitarian law and should be investigated, saysJehanne Henry, senior Africa researcher for Human Rights Watch.

Macron: We'll lift state of emergency 'this autumn'

2017-07-03 20:44

French President Emmanuel Macron says he he will "this autumn" lift a state of emergency in effect since the jihadist attacks in Paris in 2015.

SA progressive on gender issues – HRW

2017-01-13 08:23

While South Africa came in for much criticism in Human Rights Watch’s latest world report, its progressive approach to gender issues has been welcomed.

Indonesia says 'no room' for gay community

2016-08-11 13:54

Indonesia says the is 'no room' for the gay community in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country, as activists blasted officials for an unprecedented series of LGBT attacks.

Rights group decries 'forced anal exams' used in 8 countries

2016-07-13 08:52

Human Rights Watch is urging an end to "forced anal examinations", saying the practice is based on flawed ideas about supposedly proving homosexual conduct.

Republic of Congo troops killed 18 in CAR

2016-06-07 21:23

Peacekeepers from Republic of Congo have killed 18 in Central African Republic, rights group says.

Mali military blamed for deaths

2016-04-28 17:05

Mali rights groups warn the army and its allies are torturing and killing civilians from an ethnic group accused of collaborating with Islamic militants in central Mali.

Disappearances blamed on police deepen Burundi fear

2016-04-14 05:16

A Burundi activist group says hundreds of people have recently disappeared at the hands of police as the country reels from unrest.

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