Policing

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 07:01
Human Rights Watch expressed concern over the 'excessive' use of force by Pakistani authorities against tenant farmers protesting for land rights in Punjab's Okara district and urged the government to ensure that security forces follow the United Nations (UN) Basic Principles on the Use of Force and Firearms by Law Enforcement Officials and use non-violent means as far as possible before resorting to the use of force.
Friday, May 8, 2015 - 06:14
Afghanistan’s police have long been a target of militant attacks. With the Afghan state still taking small steps toward self-sufficiency, the Taliban has used suicide bombings, green-on-blue attacks, and infiltration within the ranks of Afghan security forces to stir up dissent and decrease morale for the underpaid, overworked, and overstretched hand of Kabul’s law enforcement.
Friday, December 12, 2014 - 12:06

Eight members of Honduras’ “elite” U.S.-supported TIGRES special police were implicated in the theft of more than $1 million dollars in cash. DoD announced a new command for the campaign against IS. Kenya’s security forces faced renewed criticisms for alleged human rights abuses carried out by “death squads.”  And Assistant Secretary of State’s Nisha Desai Biswal showed support the United States’ continued relationship with Uzbekistan.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 06:30
Nazar Mohammad gave up opium farming two years ago in a Taliban-dominant river valley in southern Afghanistan to make 10 times less working as a local policeman. Now he regrets the move.