Human Rights Watch

US, UN express concern about India’s religion-based Citizenship Law

The US government and the United Nations, on Tuesday, expressed concerns about a contentious religion-based citizenship law in India, with the UN calling the legislation “fundamentally discriminatory in nature”, Reuters reports. Rights advocates have criticised the 2019 Citizenship Amendment Act, which the Indian government moved to implement on Monday. Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International say it discriminates[…]

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HRW: Saudi forces torture, disappear Yemeni civilians

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[…]

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Beirut turns into a battleground as clashes escalate

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[…]

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