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Human Rights Watch demands India free detained Kashmiris

Indian authorities have detained several thousand Kashmiris since August 5

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September 17, 2019

 

Saudi app allowing men to ‘monitor’ their wives downloaded more than 1m times: report

The app is available on both Android and iOS

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February 12, 2019

 

Pakistan’s textile firms pay women 50% less than men

Men are paid Rs30,000 for stitching, while women are paid Rs15,000

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January 24, 2019

 

In Pakistan’s garment factories, pregnant women are fired or sent on forced leave

We work longer hours and there is not even sick leave, says a worker

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January 24, 2019

 

In Pakistan’s sweatshops, workers are fired for asking for toilet breaks

Serious labor rights abuses in garment factories, says Human Rights Watch

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January 23, 2019

 

Saudi guarantees on detained activists ‘not good enough’: HRW

More than a dozen Saudi activists were arrested in May

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December 8, 2018

 

Saudi Arabia arrests more women’s rights activists: HRW

Saudi Arabia detained two more women’s rights advocates earlier this month and imposed a travel ban on several others in an ongoing crackdown in the conservative Muslim kingdom, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Wednesday. The arrests, just weeks before the much-hyped lifting of a decades-old ban on women driving, have revived criticism of Crown…

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June 20, 2018

 

Iraq accused of violating due process for Islamic State suspects

BAGHDAD: Iraqi federal and Kurdish regional judiciaries are violating the rights of Islamic State suspects with flawed trials, arbitrary detentions under harsh conditions, and broad prosecutions, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday, reported Reuters. As the Sunni militant group’s self-proclaimed caliphate crumbles following defeats in Iraq and Syria, thousands suspected of joining it have been…

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December 5, 2017

 

Myanmar troops gang-raped countless Rohingya women and girls: HRW

United Nations: Myanmar troops gang-raped countless Rohingya women and girls during a military campaign that sent hundreds of thousands fleeing across the border to Bangladesh, Human Rights Watch said Thursday. The US-based rights group said in a report that the sexual violence, along with other atrocities committed by Myanmar security forces, amount to crimes against…

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November 16, 2017

 

Belgian HR activist urges on UN, EU to help resolve Kashmir issue

ISLAMABAD: Belgian human rights activist and president of a non-profit organization Postversa Andy Vermaunt referred to the human rights violations taking place in the Indian Occupied Kashmir and called upon international community to take notice of the situation. To express solidarity with the people of Kashmir on Black Day, the Embassy of Pakistan in Brussels…

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October 28, 2017

 

Pakistan refutes allegations in HRW report on Afghan Refugees

ISLAMABAD: Reacting to a recent report by Human Rights Watch concerning Afghan refugees, the Foreign Office said the assertions made therein were misplaced and removed from facts and realities on ground besides lacking objectivity.

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February 14, 2017

 

Syrian government forces used chemical weapons in Aleppo

AMSTERDAM: Syrian government forces used chemical weapons in opposition-controlled parts of Aleppo during battles to retake the city late last year, Human Rights Watch said in a report published on Monday.

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February 14, 2017

 

Sentence over, Saudi activist still in prison: HRW

DUBAI: A Saudi Arabian activist remains in prison despite completing his eight-year sentence for protesting the war in Gaza, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday. The sentence against Khalid al-Umair expired on October 5, the New York-based watchdog said in a statement. It added that he began a hunger strike almost a month ago “to…

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November 3, 2016

 

Rights group urges Bangladesh to stop ‘kneecapping’ detainees

DHAKA: Security forces in Bangladesh are deliberately shooting members and supporters of opposition parties in the leg, Human Rights Watch said in a report on Thursday. The report compared the acts to “kneecappings” once meted out by the Irish Republican Army. In its report, the advocacy group quoted victims as saying they had been shot…

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September 29, 2016

 

Uzbekistan: After Islam Karimov

25 years ago on 1st September 1991, Uzbekistan emerged as an independent country and was called the Republic of Uzbekistan. Islam Karimov became country’s first president and remained in power for 27 years. On Friday 2nd September he died at the age of 78, reported by The Sydney Morning Herald, leaving no nominated successor behind him….

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September 22, 2016

 

Saudi laws requiring women to have male guardians must be abolished: HRW

DOHA: Saudi Arabian laws requiring women to have male guardians have been reformed in recent years but continue to restrict and endanger them, obstructing government plans to reform the economy, U.S.-based Human Rights Watch says in a report. The report drew criticism on Sunday from a government rights official, who said the system was designed to…

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July 18, 2016

 

HRW welcomes Saudi move to curb religious police powers

NEW YORK: Human Rights Watch on Monday hailed Saudi Arabia’s decision to strip its frequently criticised religious police of many of their powers, urging the kingdom to also ease sex segregation rules. Under changes approved by the Saudi cabinet last week, religious officers will no longer be allowed to detain people and instead must report violators to police or…

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April 18, 2016

 
 
 
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