Human Rights

Monday, September 19, 2016 - 08:52
Many have turned against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, saying that he is using the failed coup as a pretext for enhancing his own power and that he is wielding a state of emergency to target critics of all stripes, beyond the rule of law.
Monday, September 19, 2016 - 08:13
Saudi Arabia appears to be using U.S.-supplied white phosphorous munitions in its war in Yemen, based on images and videos posted to social media, raising concerns among human rights groups that the highly incendiary material could be used against civilians.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 06:40
Uzbekistan is ranked among the half dozen worst countries in the world for human-rights abuses. What U.S. government officials and our media mostly ignore, however, is that American taxpayers subsidized Islam Karimov's regime and its brutal security apparatus for most of his thirty-five years in power.
Friday, August 19, 2016 - 07:11
Ukraine on Thursday reported the heaviest rebel shelling attack in the separatist east for a year in what the president said could be a prelude to a full-scale Russian invasion
Friday, August 19, 2016 - 06:56
Since November 2015, Ethiopia has been experiencing a wave of anti-government protests unleashed by fears by the Oromo people that the government was planning to seize their land. Hundreds of people have been killed.
Friday, August 19, 2016 - 06:45
Top Guatemalan presidential adviser Edgar Ovalle Maldonado—accused human rights abuses during his country's dictatorship—may not continue to enjoy immunity from trial, as the Constitutional Court demanded the Supreme Court justify why it refused in January to grant prosecutors’ request to strip his immunity, reported La Hora on Thursday.
Friday, August 19, 2016 - 06:44
Mexico’s human rights body said on Thursday that the country’s police force carried out 22 extrajudicial executions on a ranch in Tanhuato in the western state of Michoacan in May 2015.
Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 07:18
Gunmen broke into the home of one of Guatemala's most prominent human rights lawyers Monday morning, trashing the house as part of an intimidation campaign against officials investigating former military officials over alleged war crimes.
Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 07:04
Protests in Mali's capital against the arrest of a popular activist radio host have turned violent, leaving at least three people dead and several injured.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 07:53
Thirteen anti-slavery activists in Mauritania on trial for "rebellion and use of violence" told a court on Monday that they had been tortured during their detention, their lawyer said.