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UN urged to punish Myanmar army over Rohingya 'atrocities'

UN urged to punish Myanmar army over Rohingya 'atrocities'

Myanmar has suggested it will not take back all who had fled across the border, accusing those refugees of having links to the Rohingya militants whose raids on police posts in August triggered the army backlash.

Sep 18, 2017, 19:36 PM IST

China blocking rights activists, harassing experts at UN: Human Rights Watch

"China engages with the UN on human rights but often with the goal of aggressively silencing criticism and eroding access for activists who work on China," HRW chief Kenneth Roth said in a statement.

Sep 05, 2017, 17:59 PM IST

Jordan Parliament urged to repeal 'marry the rapist' clause

Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt have scrapped similar clauses over the years.

Aug 01, 2017, 13:07 PM IST

Vietnam blogger `Mother Mushroom` on trial

Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, whose penname derives from her daughter's nickname "mushroom", was arrested in October 2016 for critical Facebook posts about politics and the environment.

Jun 29, 2017, 09:10 AM IST
US lists China among worst human trafficking offenders

US lists China among worst human trafficking offenders

The State Department downgraded China in its annual "Trafficking in Persons Report," saying Beijing is doing little to combat the phenomenon or protect its victims. 

Jun 28, 2017, 08:50 AM IST

UAE runs 'informal prisons' in Yemen: Human Rights Watch

The UAE is a key member of a Saudi-led military coalition that entered Yemen's conflict in 2015 to battle on the government's side against Iran-backed Huthi rebels.

 

Jun 22, 2017, 15:52 PM IST

Kurdish authorities delaying civilians fleeing IS: HRW

Human Rights Watch on Wednesday accused Kurdish authorities of delaying thousands of Iraqi civilians fleeing from jihadist-held areas at checkpoints, in some cases within range of front lines.

Jun 21, 2017, 15:12 PM IST
HRW concerned about phosphorus use by US coalition in Raqqa

HRW concerned about phosphorus use by US coalition in Raqqa

The U.S.-led coalition says it investigates any allegations of civilian deaths and is careful to avoid civilian casualties in its bombing in Syria and Iraq.

Jun 14, 2017, 17:11 PM IST

Hungary tightens rules on foreign-funded NGOs, defying EU parliament

The European Parliament has called for it to be withdrawn.

Jun 13, 2017, 17:16 PM IST

China moves to expand DNA testing in Muslim region

China appears to be laying the groundwork for the broad collection of DNA samples from residents of a restive, largely Muslim region that's been under a security crackdown, rights observers and independent experts said on Monday.

May 16, 2017, 17:37 PM IST

Myanmar urged to ensure religious freedom for minorities

The Human Rights Watch has urged Myanmar to guarantee religious freedom for all minorities, amid growing tensions between different belief systems in the country, according to a report released on Monday.

May 08, 2017, 15:37 PM IST
China bans dozens of Muslim baby names - From Islam to Quran to Medina, here is the list

China bans dozens of Muslim baby names - From Islam to Quran to Medina, here is the list

In a big development, China banned a dozens of Muslim baby names in Xinjiang.

Apr 25, 2017, 19:26 PM IST
China bans dozens of Muslim baby names in Xinjiang

China bans dozens of Muslim baby names in Xinjiang

Islam, Quran, Mecca, Jihad, Imam, Saddam, Hajj, and Medina are among dozens of baby names banned under ruling Chinese Communist Party's "Naming Rules For Ethnic Minorities".

Apr 25, 2017, 15:07 PM IST
Yemen rebel landmines killed, maimed hundreds, claims Human Rights Watch

Yemen rebel landmines killed, maimed hundreds, claims Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch said in a new report that the rebels known as Houthis have used land-mines in at least six provinces since March 2015, when a Saudi-led coalition launched its military campaign against them.

Apr 20, 2017, 12:57 PM IST

Islamic State rapes and tortures Sunni Arab women too: HRW

Fighters from the Islamic State group, whose abuses against Yazidi women have been well documented, are raping and torturing Sunni Arab women too, Human Rights Watch said Monday.

Feb 20, 2017, 12:59 PM IST

Myanmar commanders should be punished for rape of Rohingya: Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch on Monday called for Myanmar to punish army and police commanders if they allowed troops to rape and sexually assault women and girls of the Rohingya Muslim minority.

Feb 06, 2017, 11:33 AM IST

HRW urges Pakistan to investigate bloggers `abduction`

Pakistan is routinely ranked among the world`s most dangerous countries for journalists.

Jan 10, 2017, 12:28 PM IST
Islamic State 'summarily executed` 13 Iraqi civilians: HRW

Islamic State 'summarily executed` 13 Iraqi civilians: HRW

Islamic State group fighters "summarily executed" 13 civilians after villagers rose up against them at the start of the Iraqi army`s offensive to retake Mosul, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.

Dec 27, 2016, 16:13 PM IST
Baloch woman accuses Pakistan of genocide, posts heart-wrenching pics of Army's brutality in Balochistan

Baloch woman accuses Pakistan of genocide, posts heart-wrenching pics of Army's brutality in Balochistan

Banuk Shirin Baloch, claiming to a be a Baloch woman, has exposed Pakistan's atrocities in Balochistan.

Dec 13, 2016, 20:12 PM IST
Myanmar pursuing `ethnic cleansing` of Rohingya: UN official

Myanmar pursuing `ethnic cleansing` of Rohingya: UN official

Up to 30,000 Rohingya Muslims have abandoned their homes in Myanmar to escape the unfolding violence, says the UN.

Nov 25, 2016, 08:29 AM IST