Human Rights Watch

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 06:32
Military courts have tried at least 7,420 Egyptian civilians since October 2014, when President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi decreed a major new law that expanded military court jurisdiction.
Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 06:19
The findings of a Burundian commission of inquiry into allegations of extrajudicial executions by members of the security forces on December 11, 2015, in the capital, Bujumbura, are misleading and biased. This is one of several official inquiries that have failed to properly investigate security force abuses or hold those responsible to account.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 06:37
The European Union is moving ahead on a key trade agreement with Turkmenistan even though the government has failed to meet related human rights benchmarks, Human Rights Watch said today
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 06:49
Human Rights Watch writes: The United States, United Kingdom, France, and others should suspend all weapon sales to Saudi Arabia until it not only curtails its unlawful airstrikes in Yemen but also credibly investigates alleged violations.
Monday, March 21, 2016 - 07:15
Journalism is an increasingly deadly profession in Afghanistan. That is the chilling message from the Afghanistan Journalists Center (AFJC), based on statistics it released this week documenting attacks against the media over the past year.
Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 07:03
“The authorities have made no meaningful attempt to prevent or investigate the repeated attacks in the North Caucasus on people who criticize the government,” said Tanya Cooper, Russia researcher.
Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 06:16
Masked men, armed with baseball bats, brutally attacked a group of foreign and Russian journalists and Russian activists documenting human rights abuses on March 9, 2016, in the North Caucasus. A few hours later, masked men raided the office of a nongovernmental organization in the region.
Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 06:44
Three years ago today, authorities arrested Ilgar Mammadov, a prominent political analyst and one of Azerbaijan’s few alternative political voices. The anniversary of his arrest marks another grim milestone in Azerbaijan’s relentless crackdown on critics.
Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 08:02
Central Asian governments ramped up pressure on nongovernmental groups and activists in 2015, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2016. The governments of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan arrested and imprisoned government critics, closed down independent groups and opposition parties, and adopted legislation restricting the rights of nongovernmental organizations.
Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 07:10
The environment for human rights in Turkey worsened in 2015, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2016. Human rights violations increased following the breakdown of the Kurdish peace process, a sharp escalation of violence in the southeast, and a crackdown on media and political opponents of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).