Human Rights

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.
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 08:00
Human rights activists on Friday accused Kenyan police of executing three women who allegedly attacked a police station this month after pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group.
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 07:12
International human rights officials are demanding an investigation into the brutal sexual assaults of 11 Mexican women during protests a decade ago — an inquiry that would take aim at President Enrique Peña Nieto, who was the governor in charge at the time of the attacks.
Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 07:44
The United Nations says some people fleeing South Sudan into Uganda are forced to pay bribes at checkpoints run by South Sudan's government and armed groups. It also says it has received reports of physical and sexual assaults and forced family separations.
Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 07:40
The U.S. envoy to the anti-Islamic State coalition said on Wednesday there would be "no tolerance" for sectarian torture and other abuses resulting from the planned offensive to recapture the group's de-facto Iraqi capital of Mosul.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 07:48
Since July 2014, Mexico has pursued policies that prioritize securing the country’s Southern Border from migrants through control measures and a significant increase in detentions and deportations, ignoring concerns about the human rights of migrants and potential refugees.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 06:42
Authorities in Azerbaijan are trying to erase the line between legitimate dissent and religious extremism in an attempt to stifle criticism of their policies.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 06:34
Burundi's government is behind systematic human rights violations, including executions and torture, UN investigators said Tuesday, warning of possible crimes against humanity and the looming risk of "genocide".
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 08:03
The comments from Kemal Kilicdaroglu could anger President Tayyip Erdogan and threaten the fragile unity that has existed between the government and much of the opposition since the failed July putsch in which about 240 people were killed.
Monday, September 19, 2016 - 09:05
Since the rise of anti-government protests a few months ago, Zanu PF leaders -- including President Robert Mugabe -- have threatened to unleash violence against the protestors. For those who braved the threats, life has become unbearable. Suspected State-sponsored militia is now on the prowl, targeting active participants and coordinators of the anti-Mugabe protests.