Human Rights

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 09:47
U.S. lawmakers on both sides of the aisle laid bare their suspicions about U.S. arms sales to Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Lebanon over the countries’ supposed links to terror on Thursday, perhaps signaling choppy waters in the alliances.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 08:20
The Indian central government’s refusal to renew foreign funding licenses of 25 nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) without valid reasons violates their rights to freedom of expression and association, Amnesty International India and Human Rights Watch said today.
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 07:07
This year is well on its way to be the deadliest for Afghan civilians since the United Nations mission there began documenting those numbers seven years ago. An incident Thursday is a particularly tragic example of how more and more of those deaths are occurring.
Friday, October 28, 2016 - 07:22
An airstrike in Afghanistan on Friday hit the home of a Taliban commander in the eastern province of Nangarhar and caused several civilian casualties, government and insurgent spokesmen said.
Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 07:45
A mentally ill man in Pakistan is set to be executed in a sentencing deemed "appalling" by human rights experts, saying that Mr Ali's execution would be a breach of "Pakistani and international law and an indelible stain on Pakistan's reputation".
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 07:30
It may be a forgotten atrocity in a forgotten war, but now, 5½ years later, the burning of the village of Tarmetla, in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh, by Indian security forces is finally getting some of the recognition it deserves.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 07:51
Casualties caused by pro-government forces rose 42 percent compared to last year, with 623 deaths and 1,274 injured, UN investigators reported. That includes a spike of 72 percent in casualties from air strikes by the Afghan air force and its international allies.
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 08:12
Security forces in Bangladesh are deliberately shooting members and supporters of opposition parties in the leg, Human Rights Watch said in a report on Thursday that compared the acts to "kneecappings" once meted out by the Irish Republican Army.
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 10:39
The New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) has released a new report on Pakistan detailing a range of police abuses. It is calling on Pakistan to overhaul its Colonial-era police system, alleging it is filled with “disgruntled” and “corrupt” officers who commit abuses with impunity.
Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 06:22
Investigators for the United Nations found 48 child soldiers in Afghanistan last year, with more than half working for government-backed forces such as the Afghan National Army and the Afghan Local and National Police. But that news somehow never made an impact in Washington.

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