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Rights Group Urges China to Protect Burmese Refugees

Posted June 26th, 2012 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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Human Rights Watch says several thousand ethnic-Kachin refugees who fled fighting in Burma now face a serious human rights situation in southwest China and risk being forcibly returned to their war-torn homeland. The group says as many as 10,000 people have fled to China’s Yunnan province from Burma’s Kachin state, where heavy fighting broke out […]

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Rights Group Urges China to Protect Burmese Refugees

Posted June 26th, 2012 at 1:55 am (UTC-5)
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Human Rights Watch says China has been forcibly returning some of the ethnic-Kachin refugees who fled fighting in Burma. The group says Chinese authorities have repatriated about 300 refugees to Kachin state, where heavy fighting broke out last year between the Burmese army and Kachin rebels. The report says as many as 10,000 Kachin people […]

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Report: Rwanda Arming Rebels in Eastern DRC

Posted June 4th, 2012 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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A human-rights group says Rwandan military officials have been arming rebels fighting the government in the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo. U.S.-based Human Rights Watch says it has evidence the officials have provided weapons, ammunition and up to 300 new recruits to the rebel forces of renegade DRC General Bosco Ntaganda. It says some of […]

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Rights Group Says Cluster Bomb Found in Sudan Conflict Zone

Posted May 25th, 2012 at 1:40 am (UTC-5)
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Human Rights Watch is calling for Sudan to explain why the remains of a cluster bomb were found in a border area allegedly hit by recent government air strikes. The New York-based rights group said Friday that the unexploded cluster bomb was found by residents last month in Sudan’s Southern Kordofan state near the settlement […]

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HRW Demands Probe into Bangladesh Abductions

Posted April 27th, 2012 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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( A global human rights groups says the Bangladeshi government should immediately order “an independent and impartial investigation”into what it calls the “growing number of cases” of opposition and political activists who have recently disappeared. Human Rights Watch said Friday the most recent missing politicians and activists include — Elias Ali of the main opposition […]

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Report: No Justice for Victims of Cambodia Grenade Attack, 15 Years Later

Posted March 29th, 2012 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
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Human Rights Watch says the Cambodian government has made “no effort” to bring justice to those responsible for a deadly grenade attack on an opposition rally 15 years ago. In a report issued Thursday, the U.S.-based group says there is “substantial evidence of government involvement” in the 1997 attack, which killed 16 people and left […]

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HRW Calls on Russia to Stop Interfering in Peaceful Protests

Posted March 20th, 2012 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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An international human rights group has called on Russian authorities to protect the right to peaceful assembly, criticizing Moscow for detaining peaceful protesters and not holding accountable those responsible for any violations. U.S.-based Human Rights Watch said Tuesday more than 130 protesters were detained Saturday and Sunday at three separate demonstrations in the capital, Moscow. […]

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VOA Interview: HRW Urges the US to Press China on Human Rights

Posted February 9th, 2012 at 7:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Human rights groups are pressing the United States to make human rights a “central” piece of upcoming discussions with China’s vice president. In an interview with Voice of America Thursday, Human Rights Watch head Kenneth Roth said he had a “candid and productive” exchange with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on the topic. Roth and […]

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HRW: 24 Killed in DRC Since Kabila Election Victory

Posted December 21st, 2011 at 9:55 pm (UTC-5)
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An international rights group says Congolese security forces have killed at least 24 people since President Joseph Kabila was announced the winner of an election that international observers have deemed seriously flawed. Human Rights Watch Thursday said the victims include opposition activists as well as people simply gathered on the street or in their homes. […]

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HRW to Kenya: Account for Missing in Mt. Elgon Crackdown

Posted October 27th, 2011 at 9:25 am (UTC-5)
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A human-rights group is calling on Kenya to account for at least 300 people who disappeared three years ago during a crackdown on insurgents in the Mount Elgon region of western Kenya. U.S.-based Human Rights Watch says an independent group should investigate suspected mass graves and atrocities allegedly committed by Kenyan security forces and the […]

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