Thursday, Dec 01, 2022

Human Rights Watch


Explained: How Indonesia finally scrapped 'virginity tests' for women army cadets

August 13, 2021 6:59 am

The virginity test was required not only for women applicants, but also for those marrying army personnel.

Suu Kyi's trial set to start in Myanmar, junta rejects UN rights chief's statement

June 14, 2021 10:18 am

Aung San Suu Kyi, 75, is due to face trial on Monday on charges of breaching coronavirus regulations while campaigning for the election she won last November and also for possession of unlicensed walkie-talkies.

Myanmar’s military asks families to pay $85 to retrieve bodies of relatives

April 12, 2021 2:27 pm

On Friday, at least 82 people were killed in Bago after the city was “raided” by the military's security forces, advocacy group Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) said.

Thais deny army forcing back Myanmar refugees fleeing air strikes

March 29, 2021 8:44 pm

Video showed villagers carrying their belongings boarding boats under the watch of Thai officials. Authorities blocked Reuters reporters from accessing the area.

Human Rights Watch boss Kenneth Roth says he was barred from Hong Kong

January 13, 2020 9:23 am

Groups like Human Rights Watch have increased scrutiny of Hong Kong during seven months of pro-democracy protests that have led to regular violent clashes between demonstrators and police.

Human Rights Watch urges Colombia to scrub five officer promotions over links to civilian killings

November 14, 2017 11:38 pm

Security forces killed several thousand civilians during the height of the military's offense against the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. Officers counted the civilians as guerrillas in order to inflate reported combat deaths and obtain coveted vacations and bonuses.

Afghan schools closing due to violence, undermining gains in educating girls, says rights group

October 17, 2017 3:08 pm

While the war has affected schools since at least 2005, "as the fighting has escalated and spread to previously secure areas, more schools have closed". In Kandahar at least 130 out of 435 schools were closed over the summer, according to a local government official interviewed by HRW.

US-trained Iraqi unit carried out Mosul executions: HRW

July 27, 2017 7:28 pm

Earlier in July, HRW found a series of videos posted online that appeared to show other abuses by Iraqi forces in the Mosul area. In one clip, men in Iraqi army uniforms beat a bearded detainee, drag him to the edge of a cliff, throw him off and shoot him.

Human rights, religious freedom deteriorating in India: Human Rights Watch

June 09, 2016 5:26 pm

Human Rights Watch says lack of effective implementation of laws and policies remain a persistent challenge

Governments silencing dissent, says rights group

May 25, 2016 3:15 am

The Human Rights Watch group released the report on Tuesday.