Human Rights

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 06:57
Turkish police have tortured and otherwise ill-treated individuals in their custody after emergency decrees removed crucial safeguards in the wake of a failed coup attempt in July, 2016, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 06:33
The State Department appears headed for a showdown with Congress over the department’s decision to approve more than $50 million in aid for Honduras despite the Central American nation’s poor human rights record.
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.
Monday, October 24, 2016 - 08:18
Tunisia’s use of house arrest for at least 139 people under a November 2015 state of emergency decree has left many facing stigmatization and unable to pursue studies and work, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities have justified the measures in the context of countering terrorism.
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 07:24
A Saudi Arabia-led military campaign in Yemen violated international humanitarian law with a so-called "double tap" air strike on a funeral gathering in the rebel-held capital Sanaa, United Nations sanctions monitors told the Security Council.
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 06:47
Somali journalists' union slams detention of four-strong media team including al-Jazeera reporter Hamza Mohamed. Last month, the United Nations said it was concerned about Somali freedom of expression.
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.
Monday, October 17, 2016 - 07:51
A Saudi-led military coalition involved in Yemen’s war acknowledged on Saturday that one of its jets carried out an attack on a funeral this month in the Yemeni capital, Sana, that killed more than 100 people and wounded hundreds of others.
Monday, October 17, 2016 - 07:48
The Obama administration has certified that Honduras has taken "effective steps" to improve human rights conditions and reduce corruption despite ongoing concerns of abuse. The move frees up millions of dollars in U.S. aid to the Central American country.
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 07:00
While military personnel and civilian officials involved in the war effort were attending the ceremony, the clear presence of several hundred civilians strongly suggests that the attack was unlawfully disproportionate.