Hundreds of thousands of people displaced by conflict in Myanmar face a health “catastrophe” from the coronavirus pandemic, a rights group warned, as international calls grow for an end to fighting. Overcrowded camps with an estimated 350,000 people were “Covid-19 tinderboxes,” Human Rights Watch said. Myanmar has 16 confirmed infections[…]
Human Rights Watch (HRW) published a report today highlighting abuses by Saudi Arabia and the forces it supports in the ongoing conflict in Yemen, specifically in the eastern province of Al-Mahrah, which shares a border with Oman. The report, released a day before the fifth-anniversary of the Saudi-led military intervention[…]
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has condemned Saudi Arabia and Saudi-backed forces in war-torn Yemen for carrying out a series of abuses against Yemeni civilians in the furthermost eastern province of al-Mahra. In a report published on Wednesday, the New York-based group said the abuses included arbitrary arrests, forced disappearances and[…]
Amnesty International has raised concerns over free speech in Qatar, after the gas-rich nation enacted a new law that criminalises the publication of “false” or “biased” news with up to five years in prison. The rights group said in a statement on Monday that the new measure, which includes a fine of more than[…]
Protesters threw stones at security forces who fired back with tear gas and water cannon during the most violent weekend in Lebanon‘s capital since the beginning of mostly peaceful demonstrations three months ago. It was the second consecutive night that violence erupted as people grow frustrated by the worsening financial crisis[…]
Both the Palestinian Authority and Hamas have continued to “arbitrarily arrest” peaceful protesters and critics, according to new report by Human Rights Watch (HRW). Released on Wednesday, the report said the “systematic practice” of “arbitrary arrest and torture” persists in both the West Bank, where the PA retains limited control[…]
Human Rights Watch says it has been forced to close half its offices in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) due to the security or political risks associated with its work in the region, while the human rights abuses in those countries have only worsened. At the MENA section[…]
Palestinian critics are regularly beaten, tortured and detained for long periods without trial by each of the rival Palestinian governments in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on Tuesday. Both the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank and Hamas in Gaza[…]
The United Nations on Wednesday urged warring parties in Syria to allow basic health service deliveries to tens of thousands of increasingly desperate Syrians trapped in the desert near the Jordanian border. The global body’s fund for children, UNICEF, said two babies – a five-day-old boy and a four-month-old girl[…]
Iran should stop persecuting women who refuse to wear the headscarf, Human Rights Watch said on Saturday. The organisation called for charges to be dropped against three women who were arrested in Iran in January following the beginning of anti-government protests in the country. Nargess Hosseini, who was arrested on[…]
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