Philippines arrests ex-general wanted for rights abuses

Philippine security forces arrested a fugitive army general and former congressman over the disappearance of two students in 2006, ending a three-year manhunt for a person human rights groups accuse of massive violations. 

Turkey rejects German criticism over rights abuses

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday rejected criticism from Germany`s president who said he was "scared" by the Turkey`s recent spate of rights abuses. 

China says it cannot accept UN criticism on North Korea abuses

Foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying made the comments at a daily news briefing.

Rights abuses persist in China despite plan to scrap camps: Amnesty

China`s much-vaunted abolition of its widely loathed "re-education through labour" camps risks being no more than a cosmetic change because of other rights abuses, Amnesty International said Tuesday.

David Cameron says he will ask Lanka to investigate rights abuses

British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday said he will demand that Sri Lankan government independently and transparently investigate alleged war crimes and allegations of continuing human rights abuses in the country.

Tibetan protest at UN against China rights abuses

Tibetan activists scaled scaffolding on the UN headquarters in Geneva today and unfurled a banner demanding the world address Chinese rights abuses, as diplomats began gathering to examine China`s human rights record.

Hold Musharraf accountable for rights abuses: HRW

Pakistan`s former military dictator Pervez Musharraf should not be allowed to elude the serious legal proceedings against him and must be held accountable for human rights abuses, a global watchdog has demanded.

Nepal law betrays victims, says rights body

The inclusion of an amnesty provision in law will make it impossible for thousands of victims of human rights abuses in Nepal to obtain justice, rights activists said.

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 women, children, Dalits, and other vulnerable communities, Human Rights Watch said.

UP, Haryana lead in rights abuses

Uttar Pradesh accounted for the maximum of 30,788 cases of human rights abuses in the country in 2012-13 followed by Haryana, the Lok Sabha was told Tuesday.

Abuses in Myanmar despite reforms: Rights group

A Human Rights Watch report released Tuesday says violence and ongoing rights abuses continue unabated in Myanmar`s conflict-riddled northern Kachin State.

Syria among worst for rights abuses: HRW report

Syria jailed lawyers and used violence to repress ethnic Kurds, said HRW.

Top panel to review Lanka ethnic conflict, probe rights abuses

The government will soon set up a
top reconciliation panel to review the bloody three decades
ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka, including alleged rights abuses and provide compensation to the affected civilians during civil war.

EU could cut Sri Lanka trade over rights abuses

The European Union (EU) could freeze key trade privileges to Sri Lanka worth tens of millions of euros a year because of human rights abuses, EU officials have said.

`EU to cut trade benefits to Lanka over alleged rights abuses`

The European Commission is to
recommend withdrawing trade benefits from Sri Lanka over
alleged human rights abuses during the civil war, a news
report said on Saturday.

UN for actions against Nepal army personnel for rights abuses

The UN rights body in Nepal
on Friday expressed serious concern over slow investigation in
various cases of alleged human rights violations involving
Army personnel in the country.