Human Rights

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 08:18
The Association for Media Development in South Sudan (AMDISS) said journalists have had to contend with frequent death threats, arbitrary arrests, assaults, detention and killings under President Salva Kiir's administration.
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 08:13
Colombian authorities should ensure that generals and colonels against whom there is credible evidence of involvement in extrajudicial executions and other abuses are not elevated in rank during impending promotions, Human Rights Watch said today.
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 07:54
The United States has killed 119 civilians in Iraq and Syria since it began military operations against the Islamic State there in 2014, military officials said Wednesday. In each case, the American military followed the proper procedures and it did not violate laws of armed conflict, officials said.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 08:26
Nearly one year on from the start of a wave of protests that has left at least 800 people dead at the hands of security forces, the Ethiopian government must take concrete steps to address grave human rights concerns in the country, Amnesty International said today.
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.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 07:42
Eight Turkish political prisoners were attacked by guards, some of them beaten unconscious, within hours of their transfer to a facility in Izmir on Aug. 4, the men wrote days later in a letter that rights groups say illustrates a new wave of abuse in Turkey’s crowded jails.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 07:24
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)'s crackdown on media has gone into overdrive after two radio stations were taken off air and two representatives of a third one were arrested for broadcasting an interview with a member of the opposition
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 07:06
Police in the north-eastern Nigerian state of Borno say they have deployed 100 female officers to camps for those who have fled Boko Haram's insurgency. The female officers will ensure the protection of women, said state police commissioner Damian Chukwu.
Monday, November 7, 2016 - 07:48
Belgian police abused verbally and physically several terror suspects who were later released without charges, according to a report by an international human rights watchdog published Friday.
Monday, November 7, 2016 - 06:49
Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) on Sunday has seized copies of three daily newspapers from the printing house without stating reasons. Press sources in Khartoum said that the newspapers were likely confiscated for publishing news reports criticizing the government decision to raise fuel and electricity price.