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Saturday, May 25, 2013
Rights, liberties threatened in Sri Lanka: HRW
Respect for basic rights and liberties has declined in Sri Lanka in the four years since the governm...
Torture evidence found in Syrian prisons
Rights activists have found torture devices and other evidence of abuse in government prisons in Raq...
India urged to protect Bangladesh war crimes witness
Authorities in India and Bangladesh should take all necessary steps to protect Shukhoranjan Bali, Hu...
Chinese projects in Myanmar spark protests, arrests
Authorities in Myanmar should drop charges against ethnic Arakanese activists who took part in peace...
Rights body seeks probe into deaths during Bangladesh protest rally
Bangladesh should set up an independent commission to probe the large numbers of deaths and injuries...
Rights body flays Kabul for protest break up
The abuses appear intended to silence public dissent against the government.
Satellite images suggest destruction in Nigerian town
US-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) has released satellite images that suggest Nigerian troops carried...
Pakistan urged to end Taliban attacks
Pakistan’s government should take all necessary steps to ensure the safety of candidates and politic...
Sexual abuse at work commonplace for Afghan policewomen: HRW
A rights group revealed that Afghanistan`s policewomen suffer sexual assault by male colleagues, oft...
Rapes expose police failure: Human Rights Watch
The brutal rape of a five-year-old girl here "has again exposed the failure of police training and r...
At least 50 Syrian soldiers join rebels
A colonel was among the deserters who joined the rebels near the city of Qamishli in northeast Syria...
Syria air raids on civilians kill thousands: HRW
The United Nations estimates more than 70,000 people have been killed in the conflict in Syria that ...
UAE urged not to deport Tamil refugees
Human Rights Watch has urged the UAE not to deport 19 Tamil refugees to Sri Lanka because they would...
Avoid Bangladeshi tanneries: Human Rights Watch
Buyers at an international leather fair in Italy should only buy goods from tanneries that comply wi...
Hold Pervez Musharraf accountable for abuses: HRW
The Pakistani government should hold the country`s former president Pervez Musharraf accountable for...
Hope India seeks amendments to UN resolution on Sri Lanka
HRW`s South Asia Director, said: Over the past year the Sri Lankan government has alternated between...
Indonesia urged to protect religious minorities
The New York-based Human Rights Watch has urged the Indonesian government to make efforts to protect...
`Sri Lanka should probe allegations of rights abuses`
The US is reviewing the lengthy and extensive report of the UN Human Rights Sri on Lanka.
Bulgarian bishop donates Rolex for church`s electricity bills
A Bulgarian bishop has donated his expensive Rolex watch to a local church to enable it to pay off a...
Killer robots `danger to mankind`
A human rights group is set to launch a global campaign to highlight the danger of killing machines ...
UNHRC urged to probe Sri Lanka `war crimes`
Human Rights Watch Wednesday urged the UN Human Rights Council to launch "an independent, internatio...
Samsung working on `smart watch` to take on Apple`s `iWatch`
Samsung is working on a smart watch called the `Galaxy Altius` to take on rival tech giant Apple, ne...
Child sex victims ‘mistreated, humiliated’ in India: HRW
The Indian government should improve protections for children from sexual abuse as part of broader r...
Human Rights Watch wants CHOGM`s Lanka venue shift
Global rights group Human Rights Watch has asked the Commonwealth to shift its meeting, scheduled fo...
Rights watch report asks US to stop `globalising torture`
US human rights organisation has asked the Obama administration to repudiate the CIA`s practice of e...
Afghanistan urged to act on UN torture report
The Afghan government should urgently adopt meaningful steps to end the widespread use of torture in...
`India fails to curb sexual violence against women`
India has been accused of "failure" to curb incidents of sexual violence against women and for "rest...
Bangladesh government backtracks on rights
Bangladesh`s human rights situation worsened in 2012 as the government sought to narrow political an...
Afghan rights at risk with military drawdown
Afghanistan`s human rights situation remained poor, with deterioration in some areas, and growing co...
Nepal fails to meet human rights commitments
The Nepal government failed to take significant steps towards fulfilling numerous key human rights c...
Sri Lanka assaults civil society: Human Rights Watch
In its 665-page World Report 2013, Human Rights Watch said there was no fundamental progress on key ...
Pakistani abuses, impunity erode rights: Human Rights Watch
The Pakistan government has failed to act against abuses by security and intelligence agencies, whic...
Indian rights situation slips: Human Rights Watch
India`s human rights situation took serious turns for the worse with respect to civil society protec...
HRW claims Syria is attacking religious sites to raise tensions
Armed opposition groups appeared to have deliberately destroyed religious sites in mixed areas of No...
EU must ask India to act on rights abuses
EU should use its rights dialogue with India to encourage the govt to strengthen the protection of w...
`EU Rights Dialogue should promote accountability`
The European Union should use its rights dialogue with India to encourage the government to ensure a...
Govt mulls emergency alert device that is affordable
The government has started work on a plan to develop a wrist watch like safety device that can sense...
`Smartwatch` delivering calls, messages coming soon
The dream of wearing ` smartwatches` that have promised to deliver phone calls, messages, alerts and...
Riyadh urged not to execute Sri Lankan maid
Saudi Arabia should halt the execution of a Sri Lankan domestic worker convicted of killing a baby i...
India needs uniform protocol for rape: Human Rights Watch
Official responses to rapes in India are ad hoc and unpredictable and often "degrading and counter-p...
India urged to reject changes in anti-terror law
The Indian Parliament should reject proposed amendments to its counterterrorism act, Human Rights Wa...
Gujarat polls: Main parties field candidates with criminal records
Political parties in Gujarat are not averse to fielding those with criminal records, according to an...
Afghan Govt should not grant amnesty to Taliban: HRW
Afghan Government should not grant Taliban representatives amnesty from prosecution for serious crim...
Protester killings a test for Egyptian President Morsy: HRW
Families of the 45 protesters killed and the hundreds injured when police responded to protests over...
Punjab Police keeping strict watch on suspected el
Punjab Police have prepared a dossier of 1,072 people, 27 of them allegedly having links with hardli...
`Election Watch` programmes in 3 states by US consulate
The US Consulate General here Wednesday hosted `Election Watch` programmes in three Southern cities ...
‘Myanmar authorities not doing enough to protect Rohingyas’
Human Rights Watch has said that the authorities in Burma need to do more to protect displaced Rohin...
2009 mutiny: HRW tells Bangladesh to halt mass trial
Bangladeshi authorities should halt ongoing mass trials, which have been proven repeatedly to violat...
Rights group accuses Libya militias of executions
Libyan rebels appear to have executed scores of fighters loyal to Muammar Gaddafi, a human rights gr...
‘Hostile climate in Russia for rights work is worsening’
The hostile climate in Russia for human rights work is worsening, Human Rights Watch said on Thursda...
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