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Rights group criticizes China for mass DNA collection in Xinjiang

4 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Chinese authorities have collected DNA and other biometric data from the whole population of the volatile western region of Xinjiang, Human Right Watch said on Wednesday, denouncing the campaign as a gross violation of international norms. Show More Summary

China collecting DNA, biometrics from millions of Muslims in Xinjiang: HRW

Authorities in China’s far-west are collecting DNA samples, fingerprints, eye scans and blood types of millions of people aged 12 to 65, according to a new Human Rights Watch (HRW) report. Xinjiang, the only Chinese territory apart from Tibet where ethnic Han Chinese are not in the majority, has long been subject to tight controls […]

Harsh Singapore laws stifling free speech: HRW

Singapore is increasingly using harsh laws to severely restrict freedom of speech and assembly, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday, urging authorities to let people publicly debate matters of national interest. A report from the New York-based...Show More Summary

Group protests human rights activist's detention in Burundi

Human Rights Watch is urging Burundian authorities to either free or charge an activist who has been detained since Nov. 21. The group said Wednesday that Nestor Nibitanga was arrested … Click to Continue »

Rights group: IS suspects face violations in Iraqi custody

Thousands of people suspected of having ties to the Islamic State group are facing widespread rights violations in Iraqi custody, a leading international rights group said Tuesday. Human Rights Watch … Click to Continue »

Rights group criticises Iraq over jihadist suspects

Human Rights Watch in a report on Tuesday criticised Iraq and the autonomous Kurdish authorities over mass trials of suspected Islamic State group jihadists. In "Flawed Justice: Accountability for ISIS Crimes in Iraq", HRW said Baghdad...Show More Summary

Watch Colin Kaepernick accept the ACLU’s Courageous Advocate award

Human rights cannot be compromised,” Kaepernick said during his speech.

Congo used exiled rebels to suppress anti-Kabila protests: report

DAKAR (Reuters) - Congolese security officials recruited more than 200 exiled rebel fighters to help suppress protests against President Joseph Kabila a year ago, ordering them to use lethal force, Human Rights Watch said in a report on Monday.

Chinese Researchers Experiment With Anti-Gay Spray

Around mid-November, Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a shocking report detailing China’s gay conversion problem. Powerful first-hand accounts expose how state-owned hospitals are using electric shock machines and medication to convert gays back to some form of 'normalcy'. Show More Summary

Human Rights Watch: Lebanon choked by burning garbage

Beirut- People and municipalities have resorted to burning garbage in Lebanon as a result of government mismanagement and it may badly damage the health of nearby residents, Human Rights Watch said on Friday. The waste crisis erupted in 2015 when the Lebanese authorities closed the main landfill site near Beirut, having arranged no alternative. Large […]

Serious health risks from Lebanon waste burning: report

The open burning of waste in Lebanon poses serious health risks, Human Rights Watch warned in a report released on Friday, blaming decades-old, across the board government failure.

Lebanon choked by burning garbage, rights group says

BEIRUT (Reuters) - People and municipalities have resorted to burning garbage in Lebanon as a result of government mismanagement and it may badly damage the health of nearby residents, Human Rights Watch said on Friday.

LNA-linked groups appear responsible for east Libya killings: HRW

TUNIS (Reuters) - The bodies of 36 men found near the eastern Libyan town of al-Abyar in October appear to have been summarily executed by armed groups loyal to Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA), Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday.

Group: Libyan groups loyal to army may have killed dozens

Armed groups loyal to Libya's self-styled national army may have killed dozens of civilian men in a town some 50 kilometers (30 miles) east of Benghazi, Human Rights Watch said … Click to Continue »

Rights group: Venezuela protesters tortured, abused by state

Venezuelan state security forces systematically abused opposition protesters detained during months of deadly political unrest earlier this year, Human Rights Watch charged Wednesday. Some of the more than 5,000 people … Click to Continue »

HRW lambasts Saudi counterterrorism law

Kingdom 'methodically silencing and locking away peaceful critics on spurious charges', says Human Rights Watch.

Activists praise Trudeau's comments about Duterte crackdown

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Human rights advocates praised Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for publicly expressing concerns about the Philippine president's deadly crackdown on illegal drugs, with Human Rights Watch saying the "quiet diplomacy" adopted by President Donald Trump and other world leaders won't stop the killings.

LGBT Chinese describe what it was like being forced into 'gay conversion therapy'

last monthChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

International NGO Human Rights Watch (HRW) has issued a sadly not so shocking report calling for China to put an end to so-called "gay conversion therapy." For its 52-page report, HRW interviewed 17 Chinese individuals who had endured therapy targeted at "curing" their homosexuality. Show More Summary

Human Rights Watch Report: Chinese Government Hospitals Are Using Electroshock Ex-Gay Torture

last monthLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The Washington Post reports: Taiwan could soon become the first place in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage, while Hong Kong this month won its bid to host the Gay Games in 2022, another Asian first. But in mainland China, LGBT people...Show More Summary

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