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Syria Refugees Stranded At Jordan Border, Human Rights Watch Says

2 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordanian border restrictions have left hundreds of Syrians refugees stranded in a remote desert area, a leading international rights group said Wednesday, urging Jordan to let them enter the country. About 2,500...Show More Summary

WATCH: Saudi Arabian Job Fair at Gaylord Gets Punked

Fresh off the heels of a similar video prank against the LGBT-murdering regime in Iran, a humor-loving human rights group slammed the Saudi government. read more

Watcher - The Sacred And The Profanely Squidfaced

yesterdayHumor / odd : Neatorama

Watcher by evolvingeye They have existed since well before mankind, servants of eldritch forces watching and waiting for the right time to wake their squid faced masters from a millennia of slumber. Their visage fills humans with fear...Show More Summary

85,000 Refugees from Ramadi Restricted from Entering Baghdad, despite 110°F Heat

Human Rights Watch | – (Beirut) – Iraqi authorities are preventing thousands of families fleeing the fighting in Ramadi from reaching safer parts of the country. The government of Iraq has primary…

Daily Headlines: May 29, 2015

Mexico: Human Rights Watch has called on Mexican authorities to fully and impartially investigate a May 22nd shootout between security forces and alleged gang members that left 42 people dead. South America: Teams from four different...Show More Summary

The Criminalization of People With Mental Illness in America: A Matter of Human Rights

It proved to be a bittersweet Mental Health Awareness Month this May 2015. As mental health advocates posted articles and assembled educational community forums, Human Rights Watch shocked America with the truth. A 127-page investigative...Show More Summary

New Law Allows Russia to Ban 'Undesirable' Human Rights Groups and Other NGOs

last weekNews : Vice News

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch criticized a law enacted by Russia over the weekend as a "draconian crackdown” on foreign NGOs.

Putin Signs Law To Shut Down 'Undesirable' Foreign Organizations In Russia

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin signed a bill into law Saturday giving prosecutors the power to declare foreign and international organizations "undesirable" in Russia and shut them down. Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International...Show More Summary

HRW's false proof for the use of barrels of explosives by the Syrian Arab Army

Human Rights Watch, a US association for the defence of Human Rights financed to the tune of 100 million dollars by the speculator George Soros, has multiplied its communiqués and reports accusing the Syrian Arab Army of using barrels of explosives against its own civilian population. Show More Summary

It's Outrageous: Jails and Prisons Are No Place to Treat Mental Illness; Just Ask Paton Blough

Human Rights Watch has released a report, Callous and Cruel, on the "unnecessary, excessive, and even malicious force" used in jails and prison to control inmates with mental illness. It's an issue that NAMI has long been concerned with,...Show More Summary

Israel: Court Permits Discriminatory Evictions of Palestinian-Israeli Villagers

Human Rights Watch | – Arab Villages in Israel, West Bank Face New Displacement (Jerusalem) – Separate Israeli Supreme Court decisions issued on May 5, 2015, open the way for state authorities…

Report: U.S. Military Sexual Assault Victims Threatened With Violence, ‘Friendly Fire’

Human Rights Watch released a report on the horrors of retaliation as the United Nations urged the United States to do more to prevent military sexual assault. Image: Shutterstock The post Report: U.S. Military Sexual Assault Victims Threatened With Violence, ‘Friendly Fire’ appeared first on RH Reality Check.

US Military Members Reporting Sex Assault Face Retaliation, Not Justice

American soldiers who report being sexually assaulted are 12 times more likely to face retaliation than to see their attacker convicted of sex crimes, according to a report by Human Rights Watch.

Student Activists in the West Bank Facing Crackdown by Palestinian Authority

2 weeks agoNews : Vice News

VICE News spoke to students in the West Bank who say they are being detained for their political opposition to the Palestinian Authority — an issue documented in a recent report by Human Rights Watch.

Saudi Arabia Now Hiring Executioners

Saudi Arabia has stepped up its execution rate— 85 people have been beheaded so far, compared to 88 in all of 2014, according to Human Rights Watch—and created job opportunities in the process. The country's Ministry of Civil Service has advertised for eight executioners, with no specific experience required,...

HRW Urges Inquiry Into Philippine Mayor’s Alleged Role in Executions

According to Human Rights Watch, the mayor of a Philippine city has “a long history of inflammatory public statements that would seem to encourage the extrajudicial killing of suspected criminals,” and has instructed the city’s police officers to “shoot to kill” suspected lawbreakers.

Study finds military fails to protect sexual assault victims who report an incident

A new 113-page report from the Human Rights Watch has found that almost two thirds of service members who report being sexually assaulted face some form of retaliation. Worse yet, whistleblowers are 12 times more likely to experience retaliation than their attackers are to be convicted of a sex offense. Show More Summary

Indonesian Military Chief Defends 'Virginity Tests' For Female Recruits

2 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

Following a letter from Human Rights Watch decrying the invasive and scientific invalid procedure, Gen. Moeldoko said it is necessary to ensure that women are morally suited to join the military.

'Human Ping Pong': Abandoned Migrants Drinking Own Urine

A wooden fishing vessel carrying up to 400 Burmese migrants is adrift in the Andaman Sea off Thailand with nowhere to go as Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia play what a rep from Human Rights Watch Asia calls "a three-way game of human ping pong." Amid an influx of migrants, the...

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