Human Rights

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 07:05
The Committee to Project Journalists’ 2016 Global Impunity Index “spotlights countries where journalists are slain and the killers go free.” For the second straight year, Somalia is ranked as the worst country in the index.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 06:32
The Committee to Project Journalists (CPJ) says 95 percent of the journalists murdered around the world over the last 10 years were local reporters. CPJ consultant Elisabeth Witchel, said South Sudan ranks among the top five countries where journalists have been murdered with impunity in 2016. The worst country for the second straight year is Somalia.
Monday, October 31, 2016 - 07:45
A new report says Kenyan authorities are systematically curtailing civil liberties by targeting defenders of civil rights. The authors are concerned about the impact that the trend might have on Kenya's 2017 elections.
Monday, October 31, 2016 - 07:28
Dozens of people, including many prisoners, were killed after airstrikes by a Saudi-led military coalition struck a security facility in western Yemen, local security officials and news reports said on Sunday.
Monday, October 31, 2016 - 07:13
Nearly a year of protests against land reform issues and heavy-handed government policies is starting to take its toll on Ethiopia, who earlier this month announced a six-month state of emergency. Often hailed as a rising star and economic stronghold of Africa, the growing discontent highlights the limits of authoritarian development as well as the hypocrisy of the West when it comes to human rights abuses.
Monday, October 31, 2016 - 07:10
Government officials and other authorities in Nigeria have raped and sexually exploited women and girls displaced by the conflict with Boko Haram, says Human Rights Watch.
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.
Friday, October 28, 2016 - 06:58
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi promised on Thursday to amend a law that human rights groups say has severely restricted protest rights and hinted at possible pardons for young people imprisoned without conviction.
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".
Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 06:41
Bahrain, the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom that hosts the U.S. 5th Fleet, used to perceive a need to appear responsive to U.S. concerns about its atrocious human rights record. But as Mr. Obama backed away from his support for democratic change in the Middle East, so did Bahrain.