Israel has outlawed six prominent Palestinian human rights groups by declaring them terrorist organisations, in a major escalation of its decades-long crackdown on political activism in the occupied territories.
Human Rights Watch’s Brazil director Maria Laura Canineu said Jair Bolsonaro is trying to rid his social media accounts of people and institutions that disagree with him and turn them into spaces where only applause is allowed.
The Bangladeshi security forces routinely commit enforced disappearances and the government has ignored calls to address the culture of impunity, the organisation said.
One year later, a HRW report examines how Lebanese authorities were responsible for one of the world's largest non-nuclear explosions that killed over 200 people and wounded 7,000.
Human Rights Watch urges the necessity of an international inquiry into Israeli aggression on Gaza in May.
Human Rights Watch has found there were “no evident military targets” in three Israeli air strikes on Gaza and has also accused Palestinian groups of launching indiscriminate attacks on population centres.
Thousands of people accompanied Nizar Banat’s coffin through the streets of occupied West Bank, many of them chanting “the people want the fall of the regime” and “leave, leave Abbas”.
Key politicians with background of anti-Taliban or anti-Soviet resistance are converging in their areas of influence to mobilise forces for a likely face-off with the marching Taliban. But rights groups fear such militias could become abusive force.
Bodies of slain Palestinians killed by Israeli security forces kept in Israeli graves are identified by numbers and Human Rights Watch says they’re being used as “bargaining chips”.
In 2019, almost 45 percent of sexual digital crime cases were dropped by the country’s prosecution, compared to 19 percent of robbery cases and 27.7 percent of homicides, a report by Human Rights Watch says.
By parroting the Indian state’s narrative on the disputed territory, the rights organisation puts itself at odds with international law and misses the pattern of deliberate demographic change - or ethnic cleansing - against Kashmiri Muslims.
Amnesty International has asked Iraq to reveal location of 643 Sunni Muslim boys and men who disappeared during an operation by Shia paramilitaries of Hashd al Shaabi in 2016 to retake Fallujah from Daesh.
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