Human Rights Watch

Afghan Taliban unlawfully detaining, torturing civilians, says Human Rights Watch

The Taliban have responded by deploying to the province thousands of fighters, who have carried out search operations targeting communities they allege are supporting the National Resistance Front.

published on : 10th June 2022

Human Rights Watch head Kenneth Roth to resign after nearly three decades

Kenneth Roth ran the New York-based group as it shared a Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for its efforts to ban anti-personnel land mines.

published on : 26th April 2022

Sri Lanka police transfer three top officers over protester's death in Rambukkana

A special police team has been appointed to probe the incident and report within 3 days.

published on : 22nd April 2022

Russia shutting down Amnesty, Human Rights Watch and similar organisations

15 organisations have been taken off Russia's registry of international organisations and foreign NGOs due to 'violations of the current legislation of the Russian Federation.'

published on : 9th April 2022

Human Rights watch allege deliberate manslaughter of 300 men in Mali by military 

It is the worst single atrocity reported in Mali's 10-year armed conflict against Islamic extremists, according to the rights group which said it interviewed several witnesses about the killings.

published on : 5th April 2022

Taliban to open high schools for girls next week, claim of conforming with international recognition

Since the Taliban took control of the country in mid-August last year, it had barred girls from going to schools across Afghanistan.

published on : 20th March 2022

UN chief welcomes Taliban's plan to reopen schools for girls, boys

Since taking power, the Taliban have rolled back women's rights in virtually every area, including crushing women's freedom of movement.

published on : 18th March 2022

UN expresses concern over detention of two Afghan journalists

Journalists in the provinces have described Taliban members as threatening, detaining, and beating them and their colleagues who were trying to report the news, the HRW said.

published on : 18th March 2022

Cambodia: Opposition Politicians Convicted in Mass Trial

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court sentenced 19 senior and local members of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), plus one defendant’s relative, to between five and ten years in prison.

published on : 17th March 2022

Rights group documents extrajudicial harassment in Vietnam

The group said it found more than 170 people who were subject to travel bans and other pressure from 2004 to last year.

published on : 17th February 2022

Human Rights Watchdog says 100s of boys missing from Kurdish Syria prison

The prison in Syria's northeastern city of Hassakeh, known as Gweiran or al-Sinaa, held over 3,000 inmates, of which some 600 were children.

published on : 4th February 2022

Israel calls on Amnesty not to release apartheid report

The International Criminal Court is already investigating potential war crimes committed by Israel and Palestinian militants in the occupied territories.

published on : 31st January 2022

Activists urge athletes to speak out at Beijing Olympics

Human Rights Watch activists representing Chinese dissidents and the minority Uyghur and Tibetan populations urged international attendants to voice their opposition to China's hosting of the Games.

published on : 28th January 2022

India should stop using abusive foreign funding law: Human Rights Watch

Rights groups seek the government to amend the FCRA to bring it in line with international law and human rights standards.

published on : 20th January 2022

Critics of BJP-led government in India face politically motivated harassment, prosecutions, and tax raids: Human Rights Watch

In July, the death of jailed tribal rights activist Stan Swamy, 84, was emblematic of the ongoing persecution of rights activists.

published on : 13th January 2022
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