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Rights Group Urges Obama to Address Human Rights Abuses in Cambodia

Posted November 13th, 2012 at 7:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Human Rights Watch is urging U.S. President Barack Obama to use his upcoming visit to Cambodia to call for an end to longstanding human rights abuses, including alleged extrajudicial killings, torture, and abductions. The New York-based rights group said in a report Tuesday more than 300 people have been killed in politically motivated attacks in […]

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Rights Group Urges Obama to Address Human Rights Abuses in Cambodia

Posted November 13th, 2012 at 4:20 am (UTC-5)
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Human Rights Watch is urging U.S. President Barack Obama to use his upcoming visit to Cambodia to call for an end to longstanding human rights abuses, including alleged extrajudicial killings, torture, and abductions. The New York-based rights group said in a report Tuesday over 300 people have been killed in politically motivated attacks in Cambodia […]

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Rights Group Urges Obama to Address Human Rights Abuses in Cambodia

Posted November 13th, 2012 at 3:20 am (UTC-5)
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Human Rights Watch is urging U.S. President Barack Obama to use his upcoming visit to Cambodia to call for an end to human rights abuses, including alleged extrajudicial killings in the Southeast Asian nation. The New York-based rights group said in a report Tuesday over 300 people have been killed in politically motivated attacks in […]

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Rights Group Calls for Justice for Guinea Massacre Victims

Posted September 27th, 2012 at 7:45 am (UTC-5)
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Human Rights Watch is calling on Guinea’s government to help bring justice to victims of a 2009 massacre of pro-democracy demonstrators. The U.S.-based rights group said Thursday that the Guinean government should increase support for the panel of judges charged with investigating the crimes. Elise Keppler, a senior international justice counsel with HRW, said the […]

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Iran Urged to Ease Education Restrictions on Women

Posted September 22nd, 2012 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A leading U.S.-based rights group is urging Iran to ease restrictions on women in higher education as the country begins its new academic year. Human Rights Watch said Saturday that Iran has limited the number of college courses available to women. The group’s women’s rights director, Liesl Gerntholtz, cited a recent report from Iran’s Mehr […]

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Rights Group Pushing for Int’l Contact Group on Tibet

Posted September 21st, 2012 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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A top human rights group is urging the international community to form a contact group on Tibet in order to push the Chinese government to improve what it says is the “worsening human rights situation” there. In a statement Friday, Human Rights Watch calls on world governments who are concerned about Tibet to discuss the […]

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Rights Group Alleges More Waterboarding By US

Posted September 6th, 2012 at 5:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A human rights group says it has uncovered new evidence that U.S. personnel used torture, including waterboarding, while interrogating Libyan Islamists during the Bush administration. The report released Thursday by the New York-based Human Rights Watch features interviews with 14 Libyan dissidents captured and detained in foreign countries, including Afghanistan. Human Rights Watch says the […]

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Rights Group Alleges More Waterboarding By US

Posted September 6th, 2012 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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A human rights group says it has uncovered new evidence that U.S. personnel used torture, including waterboarding, while interrogating Libyan Islamists during the Bush administration. The report released Thursday by New York-based Human Rights Watch features interviews with 14 Libyan dissidents captured and detained in foreign countries, including Afghanistan. Human Rights Watch says the Islamists […]

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HRW: Action Needed to Prevent Needless Migrant Deaths in Mediterranean

Posted August 17th, 2012 at 2:05 am (UTC-5)
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A Human Rights Watch report says coordinated action is needed to improve rescue operations in the Mediterranean for boat migrants making the “dangerous crossing” from North Africa to Europe. HRW says migrants who are in its words “fleeing persecution or seeking a better life” often make the journey in unseaworthy and dangerous boats. The organization […]

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HRW Urges ASEAN to Meet International Rights Standards

Posted July 8th, 2012 at 12:15 am (UTC-5)
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Human Rights Watch has called on the foreign ministers of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations – ASEAN – to make a public commitment to ensure the forthcoming ASEAN Human Rights Declaration complies with international human rights standards. The foreign ministers meet Sunday in Phnom Penh to consider a draft of the declaration. HRW’s […]

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