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Iraq forces executed 250 Sunni prisoners: Watchdog

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 01:27

Iraq`s security forces and allied Shiite militias executed at least 255 Sunni prisoners as they fled a lightning jihadist-led advance last month, Human Rights Watch said on Friday.

Bangladesh urged to withdraw draft law on NGOs

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 14:19

The Bangladesh government has proposed a law that would impose draconian restrictions on already beleaguered NGOs, Human Rights Watch said Sunday.

160 captives killed in yet another execution by Iraqi extremists

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 12:53

Iraqi extremists killed at least 160 captives in a major execution in the city of Tikrit earlier this month.

Kabul urged to end `moral crimes` prosecutions

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 12:53

The government of Afghanistan should adopt recommendations from UN member countries to abolish prosecution of women for so-called "moral crimes," Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.

HRW urges India to implement UN recommendations on children

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 13:02

India should carry out the recommendations of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child to improve protection for children affected by armed conflict, Human Rights Watch has said.

Syria rebels recruit teenage fighters: HRW

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 06:16

Human Rights Watch today urged Syrian rebel groups to stop enlisting teenagers in their ranks and warned their foreign backers that they could be implicated in "war crimes".

India should take steps to prevent child combatants: HRW

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 12:11

India should take all necessary measures to prevent and eliminate the root causes of forced recruitment of children from poor and marginalised segments of society?by non-state armed groups, a rights group has said.

Pakistan urged to probe Lahore shooting

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 13:13

Pakistani authorities should ensure that a judicial inquiry ordered into police shooting of rock-throwing protesters in Lahore impartially investigates possible unnecessary use of lethal force, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday.

Rights groups slam Malaysia deportation of Sri Lanka refugees

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 13:50

The United Nations refugee agency and Human Rights Watch on Wednesday decried Malaysia`s deportation of two Sri Lankan refugees and an asylum-seeker accused of being Tamil Tiger separatists.

Kenya expels hundreds of Somalis

Last Updated: Friday, May 23, 2014, 14:50

Hundreds of Somalis have been expelled from Kenya, with 98 in the latest batch detained and sent back in a major crackdown on suspected Islamists, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said today.

HRW criticises Bulgaria over treatment of refugees

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 09:06

Bulgaria must stop the forceful expulsion of Syrian and other refugees and end alleged abuses against asylum seekers, Human Rights Watch said in a report on Tuesday. 

Sri Lanka confident of containing any move to revive LTTE

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 17:54

Sri Lanka will "nip in the bud" any attempt to revive the LTTE, foreign minister said today, even as there was "compelling evidence" that the banned outfit was carrying out a global campaign to raise funds for terror activities in the country.