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Morales backers persecuted in Bolivia: HRW

Washington - Bolivia's interim leadership is using the justice system to persecute supporters of ex-president Evo Morales, Human Rights Watch reported Friday.

Venezuela's official virus data is 'absurd': HRW and Johns Hopkins

New York - Venezuela's low case count and death toll from the coronavirus are likely false and could in fact end up being thousands of times higher, according to the Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Johns Hopkins University.

Israel supreme court upholds expulsion of Human Rights Watch official

Jerusalem - Israel's supreme court on Tuesday upheld a government decision to expel a senior Human Rights Watch official over his alleged support of a boycott of the country, the ruling said.

HRW condemns France 'outsourcing' of IS trials to Iraq

Baghdad - Human Rights Watch on Friday condemned France's "outsourcing" of trials of Islamic State group suspects to "abusive justice systems", after seven of its nationals have this week been sentenced to death in Iraq.

Israeli court stalls HRW official's expulsion

Jerusalem - Israel's top court has delayed the expulsion of Human Rights Watch's country director following a petition challenging the move, his lawyer said Thursday.

Israeli court approves HRW official's expulsion

Jerusalem - An Israeli court on Tuesday approved the interior ministry's decision to expel Human Rights Watch's country director for allegedly supporting a boycott of the country.

Diplomats, activists decry Chinese 'threats' at UN rights council

Geneva - Diplomats and activists on Monday denounced intense Chinese lobbying, pressure and even threats to rein in criticism of Beijing during last month's session of the UN Human Rights Council.

Rights groups urge UN to probe China crackdown in Xinjiang

Geneva - Rights groups urged the United Nations Monday to send investigators to China's northwestern Xinjiang province to probe the mass detainment of ethnic Uighur and other Muslim minorities.

In gloomy times, rights body sees 'striking' pushback against abuses

Berlin - A growing pushback against human rights abusers and autocrats has emerged in the last year, Human Rights Watch said Thursday, with resistance coming from a number of new sources.

Torture in Palestinian jails 'systematic': HRW

Ramallah - The Palestinian security forces "systematically" abuse and torture opponents and critics in what could amount to crimes against humanity and undermine Palestinian accusations against Israel, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.

Torture in Palestinian jails 'systematic': HRW

Ramallah - The Palestinian security forces "systematically" abuse and torture prisoners in what could amount to crimes against humanity, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.

HRW urges Saudi allies to review ties over missing journalist

Beirut - Human Rights Watch on Thursday urged allies of Saudi Arabia to review their ties with its Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the disappearance of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Other democracies must defend rights in Trump era: HRW

Geneva - The United States under President Donald Trump appears set to renounce its role as an international human rights defender, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday, urging other democracies to step up.

PNG failing to fight graft, police abuse: rights group

Sydney - Corruption and police abuse will only end in Papua New Guinea when officials are held accountable for their actions, Human Rights Watch said Friday, accusing the government of failing to protect victims.

Human Rights Watch slams Brazil police, prison abuses

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian police are torturing and illegally killing thousands of people a year while violent gangs are running the country's overcrowded prisons, Human Rights Watch warned Thursday.

Raids on factories aim to cause Yemen economy lasting damage: HRW

Sanaa - Human Rights Watch said on Monday that Saudi-led bombing raids against civilian factories in Yemen, which have killed scores, appear aimed at inflicting lasting economic damage to the war-ravaged country.

HRW warns of Colombia military's impunity in civilian deaths

Washington - A global rights group warned Monday that some of the most heinous crimes committed by military personnel against civilians during Colombia's armed conflict could go unpunished under an agreement between the government and FARC guerrillas.

Danish plan to seize migrants' valuables 'despicable': HRW

Istanbul - Legislation agreed in Denmark to seize the valuables of refugees in the hope of limiting the flow of migrants is "despicable", US-based rights watchdog Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Wednesday.

Macedonian police abused migrants: HRW

Skopje - Human Rights Watch on Monday accused Macedonian police of having mistreating migrants and asylum seekers in transit through its territory on their way to the European Union.

HRW urges coalition to stop using cluster bombs in Yemen

Dubai - Human Rights Watch on Thursday urged the Saudi-led coalition battling Iran-backed rebels in Yemen to stop using cluster munitions, saying it had uncovered new evidence of their devastating impact.

ICC must investigate Ivorian president's camp for wartime abuses: HRW

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court 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, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.

Germany urged to investigate Al-Jazeera journalist arrest

Doha - The German authorities should carry out an investigation into the two-day detention of Al-Jazeera journalist Ahmed Mansour, a global rights watchdog said Wednesday.

World Bank fails to protect rights of its critics: HRW

Washington - The World Bank remains too passive when client governments and businesses attack critics of its development projects, according to a Human Rights Watch report released on Monday.

Saudi-led Yemen coalition still using cluster bombs: HRW

Dubai - Human Rights Watch on Sunday published new evidence alleging a Saudi-led coalition is using internationally banned cluster bombs in Yemen, urging it to stop such attacks that were harming civilians.

Rights abuses fuelled rise of Islamic militants: HRW

Birut - Governments increasingly view human rights as "a luxury" they can ill afford, Human Rights Watch said Thursday, warning that abuses fuel crises in world trouble spots like Syria and Ukraine.

40 dead in DR Congo protests: Human Rights Watch

Kinshasa - Forty people have died in protests in the Democratic Republic of Congo against President Joseph Kabila, Human Rights Watch said on Saturday, accusing security forces of using excessive force and then trying to remove evidence.

UN-funded African troops raped vulnerable Somalis: HRW

Nairobi - Internationally-funded African Union troops in war-torn and impoverished Somalia have gang raped women and girls as young as 12 and traded food aid for sex, Human Rights Watch said in a report Monday.

Report: Italy must act to end racist and xenophobic violence

Rome - A shift of intolerance in Italy toward immigrants and minorities, reflected in politicians’ use of hateful speech, violence against vulnerable groups, and political discourse are leading to increased racism and xenophobic violence, a new report shows.

Partner benefits for gay US federal personnel, but with limits

Partners of gay federal workers in the US are to have their benefits expanded by the Obama administration, but the Defense of Marriage Act will enact some restrictions.

Op-Ed: Deadly dangers of Freedom of Speech, alive tomorrow in Sri Lanka

What’s happened to journalists and others who speak out against the dictatorial government of Sri Lanka? Who’s on the “hit list” the government’s state intelligence units have drawn up? One day they’re here, the next day they’ve vanished.
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Child marriage in Bangladesh is wiping out a whole generation of young women.
Child marriage in Bangladesh is wiping out a whole generation of young women.
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