Posts tagged as: Human Rights Watch

HRW accuses Uzbek government of “torture” of political prisoners


Political prisoners in Uzbekistan suffer ” torture ” and living in ” appalling ” conditions, according to a report by Human Rights Watch (HRW). Reported abuses are simulations of suffocation with plastic bags and gas masks; sexual assault and use of electroshock. The NGO requires the Government “the immediate and unconditional release” of prisoners. The […]

HRW accuses Egypt of plotting killing of Islamist


The NGO Human Rights Watch (HRW), based in the United States specializing in the defense of human rights, has made public on Tuesday a very critical report on the Egyptian authorities for the brutal eviction of the protest camp Islamist al-Rabba Audawia on August 14 last year. Died that day in Cairo hundreds of supporters […]

FBI encouraged and sometimes paid Muslims to commit terrorist acts

illusion of justice

The United States Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have targeted American Muslims in abusive counter-terrorism “sting operations” based on religious and ethnic identity, Human Rights Watch and Columbia Law School’s Human Rights Institute said in a report released on Monday July 21, 2014. The report “Illusion of Justice: Human Rights Abuses […]

HRW says inadequate facilities imperil Afghan women officers

The government of Afghanistan should take immediate action to ensure that the country’s female police officers have access to separate, safe, and lockable restroom facilities in police stations, Human Rights Watch said Thursday.   Kabul’s police chief issued an order on April 10, for the province’s police stations to provide separate toilets and change rooms […]

Hundreds of Afghan children killed in US attacks: report

The UN body monitoring the rights of children says attacks by U.S. military forces in Afghanistan have reportedly killed hundreds of children over the last four years.   The report says the figures of Children casualties in the last four years are doubled than before. It says the casualties are due notably to reported lack […]

Unknown militants kill four people in Quetta

Unidentified men on Monday gunned down four people including three policemen and a director public relation in two different incidents in the city.   Despite ban on pillion riding in Quetta city of Balochistan, the attackers managed to target another high-profile government official.   According to police and local sources, unknown assailants opened fire on […]

Human Rights Watch urges Pakistani Judges to halt criticism bans

The Human Rights Watch said Tuesday Pakistan’s judges should cease using their contempt of court powers to prevent the media from airing programming critical of the judiciary.   A press statement from the HRW said, Since Pakistan’s independent judiciary was restored to office in 2009, the judiciary has repeatedly sought to prevent its criticism in […]

Human Rights Watch urges no amnesty for Taliban

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged Afghan authorities to refuse to give Taliban insurgents immunity from prosecution in return for peace talks.   The New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) said President Hamid Karzai’s Western-backed administration had pledged amnesty for the Taliban if they join a Kabul-backed peace scheme. “Providing immunity from prosecution for genocide, […]

Human Right Watch urges Pakistan to protect Shia-Muslims

Expressing concerns over the killings of Shia-Muslims, Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday asked the Pakistani government to safeguard the minorities from sectarian attacks in the country. A press statement was issued by Asia Director at Human Rights Watch Brad Adams. He asked the government to hold accountable those responsible for ordering and participating in […]

Human Rights Watch confirms killings of Muslims in Myanmar

Myanmar security forces killed, raped or carried out mass arrests of Rohingya Muslims after deadly sectarian riots in the northeast in June, a rights group said on Wednesday, adding the authorities had done little to prevent the initial unrest.     Aid workers were blocked and in some cases arrested, and Rohingyas bore the brunt of […]

Human Rights Watch reports systematic use of torture in Syria

The NGO on Tuesday, published a an 81-page report on the Syrian government’s systematic use of torture under the title “Archipelago of torture” “Torture continues in Syria today and is the product of the government,” says the head of Human Rights Watch, Nadim Houry. On Tuesday, the NGO published an 81-page report on the use […]

ISPR deems Human Rights Watch (HRW) report on Saleem Shehzad murder case incorrect

ISPR deems Human Rights Watch (HRW) report on Saleem Shehzad murder case incorrect Rawalpindi: (Thursday, February 16, 2012) Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) declared the Human Rights Watch (HRW) report on Saleem Shehzad murder case as incorrect. A spokesman of ISPR said that the press release issued by HRW New York on January 30th, 2012 […]


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