Cameroon: Soldiers Get 10 Years for Murder of Civilians

Click to expand Image A screenshot of the video showing soldiers taking a woman and a child to the place where they would be later killed in Zelevet, Far North region, Cameroon, 2015. © 2018 BBC Africa Eye  (Nairobi) – On September 21, a military court in Cameroon sentenced 4 soldiers to 10 years in […]

Syria’s 100 Dollar Barrier to Return

Click to expand Image Members of the Lebanese General Security Directorate oversee Syrian refugees boarding a bus to take them home to Syria, in the northern Beirut suburb of Burj Hammoud, Lebanon, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019.  © 2019 AP Photo/Bilal Hussein The Syrian government insists that each Syrian national entering Syria must exchange US$100 for […]

China: Quash Verdict Against Outspoken Tycoon

Click to expand Image Ren Zhiqiang, former Chairman of Huayuan Property Co. Ltd., attends an event in Chengdu city, Sichuan province, China on April 25, 2018.  © 2018 Imaginechina via AP Images (New York) – Chinese authorities should immediately quash the 18-year sentence against a property tycoon and outspoken critic of President Xi Jinping, Human Rights Watch said today. […]

Lebanon Risks Another Trash Crisis

Click to expand Image A beach where a heavy winds and strong waves washed ashore piles of garbage in Keserwan, north of Beirut, Lebanon, on 23 January 2018.  © 2018 Marwan Naamani/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images Beirut’s port explosion, which killed 212 people and obliterated large parts of the city on August 4, has put additional strains on […]

Cameroon: Heightened Crackdown on Opposition

Click to expand Image Hundreds of supporters raise their arms and wave the national flag while waiting to greet Cameroonian opposition leader Maurice Kamto in Yaoundé on October 5, 2019, the day of his release from prison. © 2019 Stringer/AFP via Getty Images (Nairobi) – Cameroon authorities banned demonstrations after the opposition party Cameroon Renaissance […]

Police Abuse Continues in Belarus

Click to expand Image Police officers detain Nina Bahinskaya, 73, during an opposition rally to protest the official presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus, September 19, 2020. © 2020 AP Photo/TUT.by Police abuse of peaceful protesters and passers-by in Belarus is continuing, as are protests over disputed presidential elections and police brutality. On September 12, a […]

Nigeria’s Rising Number of Missing Persons

Click to expand Image Family members of the kidnapped Nigerian Chibok girls, Nigeria, October 18, 2016. © 2016 AP Photo/Olamikan Gbemiga Hundreds of people are missing from a town in northeast Nigeria following an attack by suspected Boko Haram fighters on August 18. Witnesses told me most were abducted by the insurgents or went missing as […]

Afghan Women Win Fight for Their Own Identity

Click to expand Image Delegates attend the last day of the Afghan Loya Jirga meeting in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, May 3, 2019. © 2020 AP Photo/Rahmat Gul Afghanistan’s president has signed a new law that will, for the first time, include mothers’ names on their children’s birth certificates and identification cards. The law is a […]

Argentina: Legalize Abortion

(Washington, DC) – The life and health of anyone who is pregnant in Argentina will be at risk as long as access to abortion and post-abortion care remains heavily restricted, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Congress should legalize abortion to protect their fundamental rights, given the insurmountable obstacles they face when trying to access abortion under the limited exceptions authorized by law. The 77-page report named […]