Human Rights Watch (New York) – The Russian-Syrian coalition committed war crimes during a month-long aerial bombing campaign of opposition-controlled territory in Aleppo in September and October 2016. The Violations Documentation Center,…
Human Rights Watch has issued an important new report on how the Kurdish Regional Government’s implementation of an economic blockade of the Iraqi Sinjar region is preventing Yazidi families (displaced during ISIL’s genocide of Yazidis in 2014) from returning and rebuilding their homes and lives. Show More Summary
HONG KONG(Reuters) - The corruption crackdown ordered by Chinese President Xi Jinping is reliant on a secret system of detentions and torture beyond the reach of the formal Chinese criminal justice system, a U.S.-based human rights group said in a report on Tuesday.
DUBAI (Reuters) - Bahraini authorities have put a prominent human rights lawyer on trial for charges that include insulting state institutions, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Thursday, in a further crackdown on dissent.
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Human Rights Watch says Morocco has had a "tepid response" to domestic violence over the years, and the country's latest attempt at dealing with the issue is unlikely to score any new points. A state TV tutorial on Channel 2M's Sabahiyat show last week featured a makeup artist showing how...
Yes, you woke up this morning, after a relaxing (or harrowing, if you work in retail) holiday weekend, and you thought, "Oh lord, that's right. 2016 is still going." Don't worry; Just watch George the wombat run around, super excited just to chase his human and frolic in the sunlight—you still remember what sunlight looks like, right?
Look, it’s been a rough week. It’s been a rough year. So why don’t you take a couple minutes off and watch this nice video of a dog eating peanut butter with human hands? If you're like me, you could use a laugh after this past week....Show More Summary
Human Rights Watch | – – Witnesses Describe Executions (Erbil) – A mass grave discovered near Mosul by Iraqi Security Forces on November 7, 2016, most likely contains the bodies of at…
Human Rights Watch says over 1,200 structures have been destroyed in Myanmar based on high-definition satellite images.
More than 1,000 houses in Rohingya villages have been razed in northwestern Myanmar, according to analysis of satellite images from Human Rights Watch released Monday that fly in the face of government denials. Troops have poured into...Show More Summary
Human Rights Watch | – – (Washington) – President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions as United States attorney general reinforces fears that Trump’s administration will threaten human rights protections,...
Human Rights Watch chief Kenneth Roth said he was keeping a close eye on "warning signs" from US President-elect Donald Trump after the Republican's tough talk during his campaign about torture and drone strikes. "I don't take entirely seriously what he said on the campaign trail... Show More Summary
Iraqi security forces have discovered a mass grave near Mosul containing the remains of at least 300 former police officers executed by the Islamic State militant group (ISIS), Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Thursday. The international...Show More Summary
Human Rights Watch says ISIL fighters might be responsible for the deaths of more than 300 former officers near Mosul.
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State militants probably killed more than 300 Iraqi former police three weeks ago and buried them in a mass grave near the town of Hammam al-Alil south of Mosul, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday.
Over the past three weeks, Human Rights Watch has identified three villages in Burma's Rakhine state that have been all but completely burned, presumably by the military. Before-and-after satellite imagery depicts around 430 buildings reduced to ash, along with the tree cover surrounding them. Show More Summary
Human Rights Watch says Kurdish forces are destroying Arab homes and expanding their territory.
Citing satellite imagery, Human Rights Watch says more than 400 buildings destroyed in the restive Rakhine State.