Post Tagged with: "Human Rights Watch"

Human Rights Watch: Afghanistan-Aid Cutbacks, Taliban Abuses Imperil Health Report: “‘A Disaster for the Foreseeable Future’: Afghanistan’s Healthcare Crisis” Included

  Addressing Economic Crisis, Ongoing Rights Violations Critical to Meeting Needs From: Human Rights Watch The loss of foreign assistance has severely harmed Afghanistan’s healthcare system and exacerbated malnutrition and illnesses resulting from inadequate medical care. Taliban restrictions on women and girls have impeded access to health care, jeopardizing their[Read More…]

by February 12, 2024

Human Rights Watch: Gaza Telecomm Blackout \ Gaza Hospitals & Patients At Risk

From: Human Rights Watch: Telecommunications Blackout in Gaza amid Israeli Attacks Widespread Internet Cutoff Risks Giving Cover for Atrocities Widespread phone and internet outages occurred in Gaza on October 27, 2023, amid a concerted Israeli bombardment, almost entirely cutting off the 2.2 million residents from the outside world. Palestinian internet providers, including Paltel, the largest telecommunications[Read More…]

by October 28, 2023

The 2023 Human Rights Watch World Report

Editors Note: To scroll through pages, hover mouse or pointer over the lower left hand corner of the front page. Two arrows will appear, as will the page count. Click on either arrow to advance forward or back through the document     From Tirana Hassan: Acting Executive Director-Human Rights[Read More…]

by January 15, 2023

Human Rights Watch Ukraine: Growing Civilian Toll from Russian Cluster Munition Attacks

Global Report Tracks New Use, Production of Widely Rejected Weapon Ukraine is the only country in the world where cluster munitions are being used today, Human Rights Watch said. Hundreds of Russian cluster munition attacks have been documented, reported, or alleged in at least 10 of Ukraine’s 24 regions, or[Read More…]

by August 27, 2022

Human Rights Watch Afghanistan: Taliban Execute, ‘Disappear’ Alleged Militants

  Over 100 Bodies Found Dumped in Canal in East   From Human Rights Watch: Taliban security forces have summarily executed and forcibly disappeared alleged members and supporters of an Islamic State offshoot in eastern Afghanistan, Human Rights Watch said today. Since the Taliban took power in August 2021, residents of Nangahar[Read More…]

by July 11, 2022

Human Rights Watch World Report 2022: The Future for Autocrats is Darker Than It Seems

But Democratic Leaders Need to Do Better to Meet Global Challenges Autocratic leaders faced significant backlash in 2021, but democracy will flourish in the contest with autocracy only if democratic leaders do a better job of addressing global problems, Kenneth Roth, executive director at Human Rights Watch, said today in releasing[Read More…]

by January 17, 2022

Updates From Human Rights Watch! 01/15/22 Syria: Conviction For State Torture In Syria

From Human Rights Watch: Germany: Conviction for State Torture in Syria Former Syrian Intelligence Officer Found Guilty The conviction of a former Syrian intelligence officer for crimes against humanity by a German court is a ground-breaking step toward justice for serious crimes in Syria, Human Rights Watch said today. The[Read More…]

by January 16, 2022

Updates From Human Rights Watch! 12/25/21 Part 1 Egypt: Wave of Unjust ‘Emergency’ Trials

Egypt: Wave of Unjust ‘Emergency’ Trials Prosecutions Fast-Tracked Despite End to State of Emergency The Egyptian government initiated at least five Emergency State Security Court trials against high-profile human rights defenders, activists, and political opponents on alleged speech offenses ahead of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s October 25, 2021 declaration ending the country’s[Read More…]

by December 25, 2021

Updates From Human Rights Watch! Hong Kong & Bahrain 12/13/21

  Hong Kong: Quash Convictions for Peaceful Expression Publisher Jimmy Lai, Tiananmen Vigil Organizers Sentenced for ‘Incitement’ A Hong Kong court on December 13, 2021, sentenced seven prominent pro-democracy figures, including Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai and former legislator Lee Cheuk-yan, to prison from four-and-a-half months to 14 months. The court found them guilty[Read More…]

by December 14, 2021