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Group Blasts Kenyan Forces for Rampant Rights Abuse

Posted May 4th, 2012 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A prominent human rights group is demanding Kenya hold its security forces to account for rampant abuses against refugees. Human Rights Watch accused Kenyan forces of targeting ethnic Somalis and Kenyans in Kenya’s North Eastern province during a six-month period starting last November. The group’s report, issued Friday, said the abuses were part of a […]

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Human Rights Watch Report Accuses Kenyan Police and Soldiers of Abusing Somalis

Posted May 4th, 2012 at 7:20 am (UTC-5)
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Human Rights Watch is accusing Kenyan police and soldiers of rampant human rights abuses against ethnic Somalis and Kenyans citizens without facing any consequences. The International Rights groups released a 65 page report, citing widespread emotional and physical abuses, include rape, during a four month period, beginning last November. The report says Somalis were singled […]

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Human Rights Watch Report Accuses Kenyan Police and Soldiers of Abusing Somalis

Posted May 4th, 2012 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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Human Rights Watch is accusing Kenyan police and soldiers of rampant human rights abuses against ethnic Somalis and Kenyans citizens without facing any consequences. The International Rights groups released a 65-page report, citing widespread emotional and physical abuses, include rape, during a four-month period, beginning last November. The report says Somalis were singled out in […]

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Report: Burmese Army Continues Abuses in Kachin State

Posted March 20th, 2012 at 12:35 am (UTC-5)
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Human Rights Watch says Burmese military forces have committed numerous human rights violations in Kachin State, a year after a new civilian government took power from the long-standing military junta. The U.S.-based advocacy group released a lengthy report Tuesday highlighting the abuses in the remote northern state, near the border with China. A 17 year […]

HRW Says Burmese Military Abusing Ethnic Civilians

Posted October 18th, 2011 at 3:05 am (UTC-5)
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Human Rights Watch is accusing Burmese soldiers of “serious abuses” against civilians in northern Kachin state, including enslavement and murder. The Burmese military launched an offensive against the rebel Kachin Independence Army in June. Human Rights Watch says soldiers attacked and occupied numerous villages in Kachin state, confiscating residents’ property and belongings. The rights group […]

HRW: Pakistan Fails to Confront Military, Intelligence Agencies on Abuses

Posted July 28th, 2011 at 6:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Human Rights Watch says Pakistan’s government should immediately end widespread disappearances of suspected militants and activists by the military, intelligence agencies, and the paramilitary Frontier Corps in southwestern Baluchistan province. In a report released Thursday, the New York-based rights group documents dozens of forced disappearances, in which the authorities take people into custody and then […]

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