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Sarath Fonseka's appointment to parliament sends wrong signal: HRW

 Former Sri Lankan army chief Sarath Fonseka's appointment to parliament sends "worrying signals" on accountability and contradicts the government's pledges to probe atrocities allegedly committed under his command during the brutal civil war with the LTTE, an international rights group said today.

Malaysia's human rights have been eroded under PM Najib: HRW

Human rights in Malaysia have deteriorated under Prime Minister Najib Razak's administration despite his promises to provide more freedom, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday.

Turkish jets target PKK, state media says 20 militants killed

Turkish warplanes bombed Kurdistan Workers` Party (PKK) positions in southeast Turkey on Wednesday after one soldier was killed in the area, the army said, and state media reported 20 militants were killed in the air strikes.

HRW condemns `serious abuses` of detainees in Yemen

 Warring parties in south Yemen have committed "serious abuses" against civilians and fighters in their custody, including summary executions, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday.

HRW asks India to abolish death penalty after Memon's hanging

A leading human rights organisation today renewed its call for India to abolish death penalty after it executed 1993 Mumbai blast convict Yakub Memon, saying there is no evidence that the "cruel" form of punishment acts as a deterrent.

Colombian generals implicated in civilian killings: HRW

Human Rights Watch accused some of Colombia`s top generals Wednesday of links to the "generalized and systematic" execution of civilians, who were then presented as felled FARC guerrillas.

Saudi-led Yemen coalition still using cluster bombs: HRW

Human Rights Watch on Sunday published new evidence alleging a Saudi-led coalition is using internationally banned cluster bombs in Yemen, urging it to stop such attacks that were harming civilians.

HRW urges FIFA`s next chief to combat abuse of workers

Human Rights Watch said Thursday that the next president of FIFA should ensure that future hosts of the football World Cup comply with fundamental human rights for workers.

HRW slams promotion of Lanka civil war general

The promotion of a Sri Lankan army general credited for the military victory over the LTTE casts doubt on the new government's pledges to credibly investigatealleged war crimes, a prominent rights group said on Sunday.

Saudi-led coalition using cluster bombs in Yemen: Rights group

The Saudi-led coalition bombing rebels in Yemen has been using US-supplied cluster munitions in its air campaign, Human Rights Watch has said, warning of the long-term dangers to civilians.

Rights abuses fuelled rise of Islamic militants: HRW

Governments increasingly view human rights as "a luxury" they can ill afford, Human Rights Watch said Thursday, warning that abuses fuel crises in world trouble spots like Syria and Ukraine.

Punitive Israeli house demolitions a `war crime`: HRW

 Human Rights Watch called on Israel Saturday to stop razing the homes of Palestinians accused of attacking Israelis, saying the practice can constitute a war crime.

DR Congo police slaughtered dozens in gang crackdown: HRW

Human Rights Watch on Tuesday denounced police in the Democratic Republic of Congo for summarily killing or forcibly disappearing at least 80 people during a violent crackdown on gang crime in the capital.

DR Congo police slaughtered dozens in gang crackdown: HRW

Human Rights Watch on Tuesday denounced police in the Democratic Republic of Congo for summarily killing or forcibly disappearing at least 80 people during a violent crackdown on gang crime in the capital.

India failed to prosecute anti-Sikh riot perpetrators: HRW

India has failed in punishing those responsible for the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and it reflects the country's "weak efforts" to fight communal violence, an international human rights advocacy group said Wednesday.

United Nations peacekeepers Israel likely to have committed Gaza war crimes: HRW

Israel is likely to have committed war crimes in Gaza, Human Rights Watch said Thursday, a day after the army announced five criminal investigations into incidents involving its forces.

Islamic militants killed 770 Iraqi troops: Group

An international rights group says Islamic State militants carried out a mass killing of hundreds of Iraqi soldiers captured when the extremists overran a military base north of Baghdad in June.

Islamic State jihadists using cluster bombs: HRW

Islamic State jihadists have used cluster munitions in Syria in at least one location and Syria`s regime is continuing to use the widely banned weapon, Human Rights Watch said Monday.

India should take steps to prevent child combatants: HRW

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.

Ethiopia shot `peaceful protesters`: Rights group

Ethiopian security forces shot dead peaceful protesters in student demonstrations last week, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday, quoting "credible" claims of a death toll "much higher" than the official figure of eight.