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France New Emergency Laws Threaten Traditional Liberties - US Rights Group

France’s new emergency regulations imposed after the Paris terrorist attacks endanger the rights of French citizens, Human Rights Watch western Europe researcher Izza Leghtas said in a release.

Saudi Arabia: Poet Sentenced to Death for Apostasy

Human Rights Watch | – – (Beirut) – A Saudi court sentenced a Palestinian man to death for apostasy on November 17, 2015, for alleged blasphemous statements during a discussion group and…

VIDEO: Will Europe Address the Muslims of its ‘Marginalized Ghettos’?

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As authorities search a locked-down Brussels for suspects in this month’s Paris attacks, Belgian-born Peter Bouckaert, emergencies director for Human Rights Watch, talks about the pockets of European cities where many migrants live.

The Right Response To Terrorism

A blindfolded man in Paris stood near one of the site hit by terrorists a week ago and asked for hugs. The response was heartwarming, human, and far better than cowering in fear. Watch below: Consider this an open thread. I can only write so many stories about terrorists, Paris and Republicans.

Saudi court sentences Palestinian poet to death for apostasy: HRW

RIYADH (Reuters) - A Saudi Arabian court has sentenced a Palestinian poet to death for apostasy, abandoning his Muslim faith, according to trial documents seen by Human Rights Watch, its Middle East researcher Adam Coogle said on Friday.

Desperate Journey: Shocking Video Shows Risks Refugee Families Take to Reach Europe Safely

It's a heartbreaking humanitarian crisis. In an interview with Democracy Now!, Peter Bouckaert, Human Rights Watch emergencies director, talks about the current refugee crisis. His organization produced a short video on the harrowing journey to Europe for these refugees. Show More Summary

Maria McFarland Inks Deal With Nation Books

Maria McFarland, co-director of Human Rights Watch’s US program, has inked a book deal with Nation Books.

Sowing fear of Refugees is playing into ISIL’s Hands: HRW

Human Rights Watch | – – (New York) – Governments should not allow the recent attacks in Paris and similar mass casualty attacks elsewhere to undermine the responsibility to protect refugees around…

Human Rights Watch Urges US Govt End Munitions Sales to Saudi Arabia

Human Rights Watch said that the Obama administration should cancel its plans to sell bombs to Saudi Arabia until Riyadh’s alleged violations of international law in Yemen are investigated.

Human Rights Watch Calls on US to Stop Selling Bombs to Saudi Arabia

This morning, Human Rights Watch called on the United States to stop selling bombs to Saudi Arabia for use in its air campaign in Yemen, which has killed hundreds of civilians and allegedly violated the laws of war. The call comes shortly after a new arms deal was announced by the Defense Department, just days after the terrorist attacks in Paris. Show More Summary

Advocates push back on US refugee panic

Bruno Stagno Ugarte, deputy executive director for advocacy at Human Rights Watch, talks with Richard Engel about the desperate refugee crisis in Europe, the...

Opinion: Apple is right to stand firm on encryption however much terrorist attacks ramp up the pressure

Nobody who watched the news coverage of the terrorist attacks in Paris could fail to be moved by the scenes and the stories emerging from it. It was undeniably a horrific series of events, and it’s only human nature to want action to be taken to reduce the likelihood of future such atrocities. But there is […]

Iranians Love Volleyball, But Half The Population Can't Attend Matches

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Human Rights Watch is calling on Iran to allow its women to attend volleyball matches -- a right they had until three years ago. Since the 1979 Iranian revolution, Iranian women haven't been allowed to attend men's football matches.Show More Summary

Egypt: Free Journalist Hossam Bahgat, Facing Military Prosecution

Human Rights Watch | – – (New York) – Hossam Bahgat, a journalist and one of Egypt’s most prominent human rights figures, could be charged in military court after being detained on…

Over 400,000 Syrian Refugees In Turkey Aren't Enrolled In School

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — More than 400,000 Syrian refugee children in Turkey are not able to attend school despite a Turkish government move that allowed them access to the Turkish schooling system, Human Rights Watch said in a report released Monday. Show More Summary

Most Syrian refugees not in school in Turkey

"Entire generation at risk" as 400,000 Syrian children miss formal education in Turkey, Human Rights Watch says.

WATCH: Hillary Clinton Outlines Her LGBT Agenda in South Carolina Speech

Speaking at South Carolina Equality's annual gala this weekend, Hillary Clinton laid out her plan for advancing LGBT equality. Much as she did in a speech to the Human Rights Campaign last month, the former Secretary of State told the...Show More Summary

Drop everything and watch this 312-pound Alabama lineman hurdle an entire human to block a kick

Via CBS That's A'Shawn Robinson, horrifying Alabama defensive tackle who's apparently very good at jumping. Not only did he clear the LSU line with total ease, he had enough spring left in him to pop right back up and consume the football. Show More Summary

Syria: al-Qaeda, Army of Islam Cage Hostages in Street as Human Shields

Human Rights Watch | – – (New York) – Syrian armed groups are endangering civilians, including women, and detaining soldiers by placing them in metal cages throughout Eastern Ghouta. The armed groups…

WATCH: Matt Bomer Stands Up for HERO On Election Eve

Popular out actor Matt Bomer took a break from filming on the set of American Horror Story: Hotel to record a short public service announcement for the Human Rights Campaign, urging his fellow Houston natives to vote ‘yes’ on Proposition...Show More Summary

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