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Round-up: Obama in Africa, and Supreme Court on solitary confinement

In the news: President Obama made a historic trip to Kenya this week, and called upon African states to abandon anti-gay discrimination (watch the full speech here). In a speech welcomed by Human Rights Campaign, he urged Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to stop treating people differently based on their sexuality, comparing the effects of this to racial […]

Saudi-led raid on Yemen plant appears unlawful: Rights Watch

(Reuters) - A Saudi-led coalition carrying out air strikes in Yemen may have committed a war crime when it bombed two residential compounds, killing 65 people including 10 children, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday.

Yemen: Saudi & Coalition guilty of War Crimes for Bombing Civilians: HRW

Human Rights Watch | – – (Sanaa) – Saudi-led coalition airstrikes that killed at least 65 civilians, including 10 children, and wounded dozens in the Yemeni port city of Mokha on July…

Southeast Asia Links: Human trafficking, UK in SEA, Thai-Vietnam trade, Hun Sen's hold and more

Human Rights Watch slammed the conviction of 11 opposition activists in Cambodia. The activists are from the Cambodian National Rescue Party and have been sentenced to between 7 and 20 years in prison for 'insurrection'. Indonesia has...Show More Summary

South Sudan Troops Crushed Civilians With Tanks: Report

A new report from Human Rights Watch charges the government of South Sudan and its allies with carrying out a campaign of murder, sexual violence and destruction of property in Unity State, in the country’s northern region. The alleged...Show More Summary

HRC President Chad Griffin on the LGBT Equality Act: ‘Our Opponents Have Not Gone Away’ – WATCH

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Chad Griffin, president of The Human Rights Campaign, sat down with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell this morning to talk about competing bills over LGBT rights Congress is set to consider. Republicans have already introduced a federal anti-gay license… The post HRC President Chad Griffin on the LGBT Equality Act: ‘Our Opponents Have Not Gone Away’ – WATCH appeared first on Towleroad.

YouTube Is Making Vertical Video Less Awful Because Humans Never Learn

Because we can’t be trusted to do anything right, YouTube is alleviating our long-standing pain and anguish over watching vertical videos in landscape by finally giving us the option to watch those horizontally-challenged bits of cinema in full screen on Android phones. And there was much rejoicing. Read more...

Pacific Island links: Manus, Pacific Games, Torres Strait Treaty, Goldridge Mine and more

Human Rights Watch has condemned the Pacific Solution, detailing a number of human rights concerns they identified when visiting the refugee transit centre on Manus Island. The Pacific Games ended on a high note for PNG, which came out...Show More Summary

Human Rights Watch Report Highlights Stories of Palestinian Children Abused by Israeli Forces

As the United States government prepares to increase military aid to Israel by as much as fifty percent, a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report has put focus on Israeli security forces’ brutal treatment of Palestinian children. The report includes six stories of questionable arrests and abuse six Palestinian children suffered in recent years. Neither of...

'If You Don't Talk We'll Beat You': Israeli Security Forces Accused of Abusing Child Prisoners

last weekNews : Vice News

Israeli security forces have choked, beaten, and coerced confessions from Palestinian child detainees, according to a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report released on Monday. Based on interviews with five children aged between 11 and 15 years...Show More Summary

Israel: Security Forces Abuse Palestinian Children: Chokeholds, Beatings, Coercive Interrogations

Human Rights Watch | – – (Jerusalem) – Israeli security forces have used unnecessary force to arrest or detain Palestinian children as young as 11. Security forces have choked children, thrown stun…

Israel lambasted over ‘abusive arrests’ of Palestinian children

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Human Rights Watch on Monday accused Israel of “abusive arrests” of Palestinian children as young as 11 and of using threats to force them to sign confessions. Israeli authorities failed to inform parents of their children’s arrest or whereabouts, the New York-based watchdog...

Human Rights Watch Calls On Morocco to Denounce Horrific Mob Attack Against Gay Man

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on Moroccan officials to stop making homophobic comments following a mob attack on a gay man last month. Although Justice Minister Moustapha Ramid has indicated the assailants should be prosecuted, he has said that… The post Human Rights Watch Calls On Morocco to Denounce Horrific Mob Attack Against Gay Man appeared first on Towleroad.

Jordan is using anti-terrorism laws to detain journalists

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Jordan, which was ranked 143 out of 180 on the Reporters without Borders Press Freedom Index, has used a counter-terrorism law to detain at least five journalists this year. According to a report by Human Rights Watch, most of theseShow More Summary

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2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

Pasadena's mystery car-rocking, recorder-playing man is my new favorite human. There are many good things about living in Southern California: the sun, the ocean, and the fact that I live only a 20-minute drive from Pasadena and canShow More Summary

The round up: Srebrenica veto, UK barristers’ legal aid boycott

Alex Wessely brings you this week’s Human Rights Round Up. In the News: “Twenty years after Srebrenica, incomplete justice”. This is Human Rights Watch’s conclusion after Russia vetoed a UN resolution to refer to the 1995 massacre as “genocide”. Amnesty go further; calling the veto “an insult to the memory of the dead”. HRW calls for the European […]

For Gaza Children, Returning to School reminder of Dead, Wounded Classmates

Fred Abrahams | (Human Rights Watch) | — The fighting began one year ago and lasted for 51 days. In Gaza, Israeli attacks from land, air, and sea killed 551 children and…

Tunisia Travel Ban for Citizens Under 35 'Arbitrary' - Watchdog

Eric Goldstein, the deputy director of Human Rights Watch's (HRW) Middle East and North Africa division, condemned the Tunisian government imposed travel restrictions on its citizens under the age of 35.

Russia Cracks Down on Moscow Election Monitors

Russian authorities on July 7 searched the Moscow office of the Golos Association, the country’s leading election-monitoring organization, and the homes of four Golos members, Human Rights Watch reports. The searches appeared to be part...Show More Summary

US Urged to Expose Human Rights Violations in China - Advocacy Group

US officials should publicize human rights abuses China commits against its own citizens that are seeking their rights, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a statement.

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