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Two-thirds of Afghan girls missing out on school: HRW

Two-thirds of Afghan girls do not attend school due to growing insecurity and poverty, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday, underlining the challenges of educating women in the patriarchal country 16 years after the Taliban were ousted.Show More Summary

Kenyan police killed at least 33 people in Nairobi after elections: rights groups

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan police killed at least 33 people in the capital during a crackdown following elections in August, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said on Monday.

Gay men and trans women were suddenly rounded up in Azerbaijan. Here’s why.

During the last two weeks of September, Azerbaijani police launched a violent campaign of “arresting and torturing men presumed to be gay or bisexual, as well as transgender women,” according to Human Rights Watch and local advocacy organizations. On Oct. 2, by all accounts, police released all the detainees, officially acknowledging that 83 had been detained. […]

Spanish police used 'excessive force' in Catalan vote: HRW

Spanish police used "excessive force" to try to stop an independence referendum held in Catalonia on October 1 that had been banned by Madrid, Human Rights Watch said Thursday. The rights watchdog said it documented "excessive use of...Show More Summary

Growing evidence detainees tortured in Turkey: HRW

Human Rights Watch claimed Thursday there was growing evidence of detention abuses in Turkey after last year's failed coup, warning that torture in police custody had become a "widespread" problem. The US-based watchdog cited "credible...Show More Summary

Rwanda military often tortures detainees, rights group says

Rwanda's military routinely tortures detainees with beatings, asphyxiations, mock executions and electric shocks, Human Rights Watch alleged Tuesday, ramping up accusations of serious abuses that have dogged the government over … Click to Continue »

Rwanda military uses torture to force confessions: HRW

Rwanda's military has used asphyxiation, electric shock and mock executions to torture confessions out of detainees, Human Rights Watch said in a report published Tuesday. The rights watchdog confirmed 104 cases of people being illegally...Show More Summary

HRW accuses Jordan of 'summarily deporting' Syrian refugees

Human Rights Watch on Monday accused Jordan of "summarily deporting" Syrian refugees despite possible risks of harm to them in their war-torn country. Jordan hosts hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees who have fled a six-year war in their home country. Show More Summary

Rwanda critics targeted by government, says rights group

An international human rights group says Rwanda's authorities have arrested, forcibly disappeared, and threatened political opponents since the August 2017 presidential elections. Human Rights Watch Friday urged the international community … Click to Continue »

Watch Elon Musk Explain His Mars Colonisation Plans

Today, SpaceX CEO and Lead Designer Elon Musk provided an update on the company's plans to create a permanent, self-sustaining human presence on Mars. You can watch the full presentation right here! More »      

Human Rights Watch's Case of Schizophrenia

The international watchdog is playing softball with two of the world's most notorious human rights abusers among nations.

Rights groups: Cameroon forces return of 100k Nigerians

Human Rights Watch says Cameroon's military has forcibly deported at least 100,000 Nigerian asylum seekers to slow down the spread of Islamic extremism. The rights group said Wednesday the deportations … Click to Continue »

Qatar 2022: Human Rights Watch calls for construction worker protection

Qatar 2022 World Cup Wed 27 Sep, AT 11:53 Qatar 2022: Human Rights Watch calls for worker protection Workers on World Cup projects are at risk of death from intense heat and humidity

Qatar, FIFA urged to protect 800,000 workers from desert heat

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Dubai (AFP) – World Cup 2022 host Qatar must urgently introduce laws to protect the lives of up to 800,000 migrant construction labourers working in scorching temperatures, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday. The New York-based organisation also called on the Gulf state to investigate workers’ deaths and make those findings public. Show More Summary

Thousands of Qatar World Cup workers ‘subject to life-threatening heat’

Human Rights Watch says hundreds of workers dying every year• Statutory work breaks in summer midday hours not sufficient Many thousands of migrant workers on construction sites in Qatar, including those building stadiums for the 2022...Show More Summary

China's probes of rights lawyers 'alarming': Human Rights Watch

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has launched more rigorous investigations into the activities and finances of rights lawyers and law firms that take on politically sensitive issues, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday, in its multi-year campaign to stifle dissent.

Rights group condemns apparent Saudi crackdown on critics

(Reuters) - Rights group Human Rights Watch condemned on Friday the arrest by Saudi authorities of some 30 clerics, intellectuals and activists this week as "a coordinated crackdown on dissent".

Philippines legislature sets annual budget for the national Commission on Human Rights: $19.53

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUx95m9Ahn0 The Philippines is ruled by an admitted murderer, President Rodrigo Duterte (previously), whose death squads have operated with impunity since he took office last year (Trump loves him). (more…)

Human Rights Watch: Australia's Marriage Vote Is Cruel and Antigay

Human Rights Watch's Kyle Knight weighs the human cost of asking a nation to determine whether a marginalized community is worthy of equality.

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