Human Rights Watch http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27461/all en Syrian rebels destroy Shi'ite site, loot churches - HRW http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/syrian-rebels-destroy-shiite-site-loot-churches-hrw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Alexander Dziadosz</p> <p>BEIRUT, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Rebels in Syria have burned and looted the religious sites of minorities, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday, as the longest and deadliest of the Arab Spring revolts becomes increasingly sectarian.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/syrian-rebels-destroy-shiite-site-loot-churches-hrw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab Spring Arabic culture Human Rights Watch Politics Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 11:30:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738237 at http://www.globalpost.com Boy jailed in Afghanistan for having sex with two men: HRW http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/boy-jailed-afghanistan-having-sex-two-men-hrw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Rights campaigners voiced outrage on Sunday over a 13-year-old Afghan boy jailed for having sex with two adult men, urging the Western-backed Kabul government to release him and punish his abusers.</p> <p>The boy, accused of having sex with two men in a public park in the western province of Herat, was sentenced to one year in juvenile detention, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/boy-jailed-afghanistan-having-sex-two-men-hrw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gender Human Rights Watch Human sexuality LGBT AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 15:15:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5751815 at http://www.globalpost.com Kuwait rights conditions deteriorate in 2012: HRW http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/kuwait-rights-conditions-deteriorate-2012-hrw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Human rights conditions deteriorated in Kuwait last year as police used excessive force against protesters and the government clamped down on online activists, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.</p> <p>The setback in the human rights situation came amid a bitter political crisis in the oil-rich Gulf state between the opposition and the government, HRW said in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/kuwait-rights-conditions-deteriorate-2012-hrw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Human Rights Watch Middle East Politics Politics of Kuwait AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 14:00:33 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753558 at http://www.globalpost.com Kuwait rights conditions deteriorate in 2012: HRW http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/kuwait-rights-conditions-deteriorate-2012-hrw-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Human rights conditions deteriorated in Kuwait last year as police used excessive force against protesters and the government clamped down on online activists, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.</p> <p>The setback in the human rights situation came amid a bitter political crisis in the oil-rich Gulf state between the opposition and the government, HRW said in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/kuwait-rights-conditions-deteriorate-2012-hrw-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Health Human Rights Watch Labor Middle East Politics Politics of Kuwait Social Issues AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 17:00:07 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753686 at http://www.globalpost.com HRW seeks independent probe into Yemen 'massacre' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/hrw-seeks-independent-probe-yemen-massacre <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Human Rights Watch on Tuesday urged Yemen to launch an independent probe into the "massacre" of 45 protesters killed on March 18, 2011 during the uprising against former strongman Ali Abdullah Saleh.</p> <p>HRW said in a report released in Sanaa that an earlier investigation ordered by Saleh into the killings was flawed, calling for a new probe that is "independent, impartial and meets international standards."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/hrw-seeks-independent-probe-yemen-massacre" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ali Abdullah Saleh Ali Abdullah Saleh Government Human Rights Watch Politics AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 17:15:53 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753719 at http://www.globalpost.com HRW seeks independent probe into Yemen 'massacre' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/hrw-seeks-independent-probe-yemen-massacre-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Human Rights Watch on Tuesday urged Yemen to launch an independent probe into the "massacre" of 45 protesters during the 2011 uprising against ousted autocratic president Ali Abdullah Saleh.</p> <p>The New York-based watchdog said an earlier investigation ordered by Saleh into the killings was flawed, calling for a new probe that is "independent, impartial and meets international standards."</p> <p>"Several senior former and current government officials appear to have played a role in the massacre but have not been charged," it said in a 69-page report entitled "Unpunished Massacre".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/hrw-seeks-independent-probe-yemen-massacre-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ali Abdullah Saleh Ali Abdullah Saleh Arab Spring Human Rights Watch AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 22:45:57 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753946 at http://www.globalpost.com Sudan opposition members held with no charge: HRW http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/sudan-opposition-members-held-no-charge-hrw-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sudan should charge or release six members of opposition political parties which held talks last month with rebel groups on a charter for toppling the government, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday.</p> <p>A coalition of large and small Sudanese opposition parties, as well as community activists, agreed to the New Dawn charter in Kampala, Uganda with insurgents from Sudan's Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile areas.</p> <p>The pact calls for regime change using both armed and peaceful means.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/sudan-opposition-members-held-no-charge-hrw-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Earth Human Rights Watch Political geography Politics AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 10:16:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5766776 at http://www.globalpost.com HRW fears 'mockery of justice' in UAE Islamists trial http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/hrw-fears-mockery-justice-uae-islamists-trial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Human Rights Watch raised fears Sunday of a "mockery of justice" as it urged UAE authorities to ensure a fair trial for 94 Islamists accused of plotting against the Gulf state, on the eve of the hearing.</p> <p>"It appears that UAE authorities will drag scores of citizens through a shamelessly unfair judicial process that makes a mockery of justice," said HRW's Middle East director Sarah Leah Whitson in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/hrw-fears-mockery-justice-uae-islamists-trial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Date of birth missing Hospitality Human Rights Watch Law Politics Year of birth missing AFP Sun, 03 Mar 2013 11:15:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5772049 at http://www.globalpost.com HRW, Amnesty urge Saudis to halt execution of 7 men http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/hrw-amnesty-urge-saudis-halt-execution-7-men <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International urged Saudi authorities to halt Tuesday's scheduled executions of seven young men condemned for crimes committed when they were minors.</p> <p>The two rights groups said in separate statements that the seven Saudi men were convicted of armed robbery, a crime punishable by death in the kingdom which applies a strict interpretation of Islamic sharia law.</p> <p>"All seven men were between 16 and 20 when authorities arrested them in 2006 for allegedly committing a robbery in 2005," Human Rights Watch said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/hrw-amnesty-urge-saudis-halt-execution-7-men" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Amnesty International Asia Human Rights Watch Saudi Arabia AFP Tue, 05 Mar 2013 08:00:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5773581 at http://www.globalpost.com Syria 'expanding' cluster munitions use: HRW http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130316/syria-expanding-cluster-munitions-use-hrw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Syria's regime are expanding its use of cluster munitions in its conflict with rebel forces, causing "mounting civilian causalities," Human Rights Watch warned on Saturday.</p> <p>"Syria is expanding its relentless use of cluster munitions, a banned weapon, and civilians are paying the price with their lives and limbs," Steve Goose, director of HRW's arms division, said in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130316/syria-expanding-cluster-munitions-use-hrw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Cluster bombs Human Rights Watch Laws of war AFP Sat, 16 Mar 2013 09:01:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5785202 at http://www.globalpost.com Myanmar police failed to stop killing, arson: HRW http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130401/myanmar-police-failed-stop-killing-arson-hrw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday urged Myanmar to investigate the failure of police to stop a recent wave of Buddhist-Muslim killing and arson attacks.</p> <p>The New York-based rights watchdog released satellite images which it said showed more than 800 buildings were totally destroyed in the central town of Meiktila, leaving several charred areas where homes and properties once stood.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130401/myanmar-police-failed-stop-killing-arson-hrw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Rights Watch Human Rights Watch AFP Mon, 01 Apr 2013 06:45:21 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5798426 at http://www.globalpost.com HRW accuses Myanmar of 'ethnic cleansing' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130422/hrw-accuses-myanmar-ethnic-cleansing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Myanmar has waged "a campaign of ethnic cleansing" against Rohingya Muslims, a leading rights watchdog said Monday, citing evidence of mass graves and forced displacement.</p> <p>The Rohingya, who are denied citizenship by the country also known as Burma, have faced crimes against humanity including murder, persecution, deportation and forced transfer, New York-based Human Rights Watch said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130422/hrw-accuses-myanmar-ethnic-cleansing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Human Rights Watch Rohingya people Social Issues Statelessness AFP Mon, 22 Apr 2013 04:30:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5821990 at http://www.globalpost.com HRW accuses Myanmar of 'ethnic cleansing' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130422/hrw-accuses-myanmar-ethnic-cleansing-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Myanmar has waged "a campaign of ethnic cleansing" against Rohingya Muslims, a top rights watchdog said Monday, citing evidence of mass graves and forced displacement affecting tens of thousands.</p> <p>The Rohingya, who are denied citizenship by the country also known as Burma, have faced crimes against humanity including murder, persecution, deportation and forced transfer, New York-based Human Rights Watch said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130422/hrw-accuses-myanmar-ethnic-cleansing-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Ethnic groups in Pakistan Human Rights Watch Politics Rohingya people Social Issues AFP Mon, 22 Apr 2013 08:15:25 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5822063 at http://www.globalpost.com Evidence of torture by regime in Syria's Raqa: HRW http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130517/evidence-torture-regime-syrias-raqa-hrw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Documents and torture equipment found in Syrian security buildings in rebel-held Raqa show detainees were tortured when President Bashar al-Assad's regime held sway over the city, Human Rights Watch said on Friday.</p> <p>A team of researchers working for HRW toured Raqa in northern Syria in April, a month after the city fell into rebel hands, and found the incriminating evidence, the New York-based watchdog said in a statement.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130517/evidence-torture-regime-syrias-raqa-hrw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse Ethics Human rights abuses Human Rights Watch AFP Fri, 17 May 2013 05:45:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5839937 at http://www.globalpost.com Lebanon police torturing vulnerable detainees http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130626/lebanon-police-torturing-vulnerable-detainees <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Lebanese police are torturing vulnerable people being held in custody, including drug users, sex workers and homosexuals, Human Rights Watch charged in a new report on Wednesday.</p> <p>"Abuse is common in Lebanon's police stations, but it is even worse for people like drug users or sex workers," the New York-based group's deputy Middle East director Nadim Houry said.</p> <p>The rights group interviewed more than 50 people arrested in the past five years for suspected drug use, sex work or homosexuality, most of whom reported various types of abuse and torture.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130626/lebanon-police-torturing-vulnerable-detainees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ethics Human rights abuses Human Rights Watch Social Issues Technology Violence AFP Wed, 26 Jun 2013 10:01:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5867835 at http://www.globalpost.com