Human Rights

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Peru’s victims of forced sterilization under the dictatorship of Alberto Fujimori await an important decision this week, as prosecutors are set to decide whether the human rights case will be allowed to move forward or relegated to the dustbin of history, local media reported Tuesday.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
The United States provides Kenya with significant amounts of military aid, yet human rights abuses by Kenyan security forces must force the U.S. to consider its pattern of military aid and what can be done to counteract these abuses.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
El Salvador’s attorney general has accused several police officers of participating in a high-profile case of extrajudicial killings, signaling a desire to reign in heavy-handed anti-gang tactics that have been linked to increases in violence and human rights abuses.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Both sides in the conflict in eastern Ukraine have subjected civilians to extended arbitrary detention, disappearances, and even torture, two leading rights watchdogs warn in a new report.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
El Salvador is one of the most violent countries in Central, with 3,050 violent deaths reported in the first six months of this year. El Salvador runs the risk of seeing the reemergence of death squads as the government pursues a hardline approach in its efforts to tackle violent crime in the Central American country, national human rights ombudsman David Morales told EFE.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
After a border official stopped him leaving Bahrain last week, citing a security order, Mohammed al-Tajer said he checked with the departments in charge of passports and investigations and was told no travel ban was in place.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Mexican State and municipal police accompanied by paramilitaries and hooded individuals with guns forcefully evacuated the only camp that civil society and teachers of the National Coordinator of Education Workers, CNTE, held in the state of Chiapas, Wednesday.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Years of pressure from activists and victims over rampant gender-related violence in Mexico State eventually led the government to declare an official "gender alert" in July 2015. One year on, things look even worse.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
On 8 June 2011 federal police raped, suffocated and electrocuted her in a warehouse in Mexico City. She was tortured so badly that she almost died as a result. Police wanted her to say that she belonged to one of the brutal criminal gangs causing mayhem across the country. She has been behind bars since then. Verónica’s story should be an exception; a terrible aberration; the result of a few “bad apples” within Mexico´s security forces. Tragically, it is not.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Rwandan authorities are rounding up poor people and arbitrarily detaining them in “transit centers” across the country, Human Rights Watch said today. The conditions in these centers are harsh and inhuman, and beatings are commonplace.

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