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The Co-Founder of the Human Rights Campaign—Terry Bean—Has Been Arrested for Allegedly Fucking a 15-Year-Old Boy

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Welcome to the first—and hopefully the last—installment of HRC Co-Founder Watch. Willamette Week via Joe My God: Law enforcement sources familiar with the case say Terry Bean will be charged with two counts of sodomy in the third degree, a felony, and sex abuse in the third degree, a misdemeanor. Show More Summary

Indonesia Forces Female Police Officers to Undergo 'Two-Finger' Virginity Test

A new report by Human Rights Watch is condemning a long-standing practice among Indonesia’s police forces in which women who wish to serve are subjected to an invasive “virginity test” meant to identify the suitability of a woman to work as a police officer. Show More Summary

Human Rights Watch Demands That Indonesia End Virginity Tests For Female Officers

3 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

The Human Rights Watch has issued a rather shocking report that Indonesia continues to require medial exams for female police recruits to confirm that they are virgins. It is the latest example of the abuses and challenges facing women who try to find work in some countries. Other countries with such virginity tests include our […]

Indonesia demands 'virginity test' from female police

Credits: ADEK BERRY/AFP/Getty Alt Text: Indonesian policewomen Invasive test not only 'painful' but also 'humiliating', says Human Rights Watch One-Minute Read Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 2:54pm The Indonesian government is subjecting...Show More Summary

Indonesia Urged To Stop 'Virginity Tests' For Female Police Recruits

3 days agoNews : The Two-Way

Human Rights Watch says the test is discriminatory and "harms and humiliates women." The test is listed as a requirement for female applicants, and the group said it is widely applied.

ISIS Terrorists Kidnapped, Tortured Kurdish Children From Kobane, Syria

Human Rights Watch (HRW) released a report that says the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) kidnapped and tortured Kurdish children from Kobane in Syria. Four children, aged 14-16, told their stories to the organization after they were held captive for four months. Show More Summary

Sudanese Government Now Stealing People’s Blood?

A few weeks ago, Human Rights Watch reported that Sudanese government forces raided a dormitory of female university students in Khartoum, and beat and arrested a number of Darfuri students. Apparently, the raid was conducted in retaliation for the women’s refusal to vacate the … Continue reading ?

Right of the Lebanese people to vote For parliament under threat

parlaimentThis week’s anticipated vote to postpone parliamentary elections would contravene Lebanon’s international human rights obligations, Human Rights Watch said today. Parliamentary elections were originally scheduled to take place in June 2013. Show More Summary

Islamic State captured, beat Kurdish boys in Syria, rights group says

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The Islamic State militant group kidnapped and tortured dozens of boys in Syria this year, beating them with hoses or electrical cables and forcing them to watch videos of beheadings and combat, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.

Footage Shot By ISIS Shows One Of Its Most Horrific War Crimes In Detail

Warning: This article contains images and descriptions of extreme violence. Human Rights Watch released a report last week detailing — with horrific precision — a single massacre carried out by ISIS in which over 600 people are thought to have been executed. Show More Summary

Iraqi Shiite group massacred Sunnis at mosque, Human Rights Watch says

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Iraq’s largest Shiite militia, which has been incorporated into the U.S.-backed national army and police, has been accused of massacring 34 Sunni Muslims at a mosque northeast of Baghdad in August.

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Shira writes: This came up from trying to help a colleague of mine at Human Rights Watch. He has several completely observed variables X, and a variable with 29% missing, Y. He wants a histogram (and other descriptive statistics) of a “filled in” Y. Show More Summary

Survivors of ISIS massacre tell their stories for the first time

A new Human Rights Watch report claims Islamic State militants committed a massacre in June outside the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. The report includes the first detailed interviews with the handful of survivors, who told horrificShow More Summary

Video: Child Brides in Tanzania

(Nairobi) – Child marriage in Tanzania limits girls’ access to education and exposes them to serious harms. Human Rights Watch documented cases in which girls as young as seven were married. The government should set 18 as the minimum...Show More Summary

Video: Child Brides in Tanzania

(Nairobi) – Child marriage in Tanzania limits girls’ access to education and exposes them to serious harms. Human Rights Watch documented cases in which girls as young as seven were married. The government should set 18 as the minimum...Show More Summary

Boko Haram Hostages Speak Out

Former abductees tell their stories to Human Rights Watch: Adam Taylor describes the disturbing findings: What is life like for the women and girls held captive by Boko Haram? That’s one question Human Rights Watch (HRW) attempted to answer with a new video, in which international nongovernmental organization interviewed a number of people who had […]

Egypt’s War on NGOs: 23 Youth sentenced to 3 Years Hard Labor for Peaceful Protests

Human Rights Watch (Beirut) – A Cairo court of minor offenses handed down three-year sentences to 23 people for breaking an anti-protest law that allows Egyptian authorities broad powers to ban or…

Report: Boko Haram Forces Captured Women to Front Lines

Human Rights Watch (HRW) interviewed thirty females abducted by Boko Haram in Nigerian between April 2013 and April 2014. Twelve of the victims were students at Chibok School in April. The females divulged all the details of the abuse they endured at the hands of one of the most vicious terrorist groups in the world. Show More Summary

Nigerian Women Describe Boko Haram Abductions

This Human Rights Watch report was originally published at The Huffington Post: (London) – Women and girls abducted by the Islamist group Boko Haram are forced to marry, convert, and endure physical and psychological abuse, forced labor, and rape in captivity. Show More Summary

Boko Haram Victims Tell of Rape, Torture and Abuse

The organisation Human Rights Watch have accused the Nigerian government of ‘completely failing in its duty’ to rescue women and girls kidnapped by Islamic terror group Boko Haram. In a report released today, which features the harrowing...Show More Summary

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