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    Lebanon: Syrians Summarily Deported from Airport

    Expand Members of the Lebanese General Security Directorate oversee Syrian refugees boarding a bus to take them home to Syria, in the northern Beirut suburb of Burj Hammoud, Lebanon, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019.  © 2019 AP Photo/Bilal Hussein (Beirut) – Lebanon summarily deported at least 16 Syrians, some of them registered refugees, on April 26, […] More

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    LGBT Hondurans March against Hate

    Expand People participate in the March against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia in Tegucigalpa, Honduras on May 17, 2019. © 2019 Mirte Postema/Human Rights Watch I traveled to Honduras last week to document violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. Violence abounds, according to Honduran LGBT activists, but there are also plenty of stories […] More

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    German President Should Push Uzbekistan for Further Reforms

    Expand Uzbekistan President President Shavkat Mirziyoyev (L) meets with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Berlin, Germany, January 21, 2019.  © 2019 Press-service of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier likes to travel to countries he believes are on a path to reform. He contends that the extra international attention reinforces the […] More

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    Rape Allegations Against Pakistan’s Police

    Expand A Pakistani police officer monitors the area during a Shiite Muslim’s Muharram procession in Islamabad, Pakistan, Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017. © 2017 AP Photo/Anjum Naveed A 22-year-old woman in Rawalpindi district in Pakistan’s Punjab province reported to police that four men had abducted her at gunpoint and raped her. Most disturbingly, she alleged that […] More

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    A Call for Justice in Africa’s Great Lakes Region

    Expand Jean Baptiste Nguondija, a resident of Ngbada, Central African Republic, by the grave of his 10 year-old daughter Nathana Poura. Nguondija has lost 5 children since the conflict began in 2013.  ©2015 Lewis Mudge/Human Rights Watch Last week, the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region met in Nairobi, Kenya, to discuss “combating impunity […] More

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    Cameroon: Promised Investigation Should Be Independent

    Expand “Ramah” church, burned on May 15, 2019 by the security forces, in Muwatsu, Mankon, Bamenda, North-West region, Cameroon. © 2019 Private (Brussels) – Cameroonian soldiers went on a rampage in the English-speaking North-West region on May 15, 2019, burning over 70 homes in Mankon, Bamenda. Soldiers dragged one man from his house, shooting him […] More

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    Unending Repression Under Thailand’s Military Junta

    Expand Soldiers line up for voting in general election at a polling station in Bangkok, Thailand on Sunday, March 24, 2019. Nearly five years after a coup, Thailand was voting Sunday in a long-delayed election that sets a military-backed party against the populist political force the generals overthrew.  © 2019 AP Photo Since Thailand’s military seized […] More

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    Brunei: New Report on Abusive Penal Code

    Expand The Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah listens during the first executive session of the CHOGM summit at Lancaster House in London, Thursday, April 19, 2018.  © 2019 AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth Brunei should immediately repeal its newly enacted penal code, which violates a range of human rights, Human Rights Watch said today in an open […] More

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    Austria’s Strache Scandal Shows Why Media Freedom Matters

    Expand Austrian Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache (Austrian Freedom Party), addresses the media during press conference at the sport ministry in Vienna, Austria, Saturday, May 18, 2019. © 2019 AP Photo/Michael Gruber The Austrian populist rightwing Freedom Party (FPÖ), until Monday part of the country’s governing coalition, has suffered after its attempt to take over a […] More

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    What the Shake-up at Kommersant Says about Russia’s Media Landscape

    Expand A general view shows the Spasskaya Tower and the Kremlin wall in central Moscow, Russia, May 5, 2016. © 2016 Reuters This week brought the bombshell announcement that Ivan Safronov and Maxim Ivanov, two veteran reporters for Kommersant, were pressured into resigning, spurring the paper’s entire politics desk to quit in protest. The business […] More

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    Burkina Faso: Respect Rights During Counterinsurgency Operation

    Burkina Faso’s security forces should scrupulously respect human rights during a new military operation launched in response to a deadly uptick in attacks by armed Islamist groups, Human Rights Watch said today. In mid-May 2019, the government began Operation Doofu in the Nord, Sahel, and Centre-Nord administrative regions. Human Rights Watch is investigating allegations of […] More

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