Mali: Militias, Armed Islamists Ravage Central Mali

Expand  A woman walks with her daughter past the remains of homes that were destroyed during the March 23, 2019 attack on Ogossagou village by armed Dogon men in which over 150 civilians were killed.  © 2019 UNICEF/Keita (Bamako) – Armed groups in Mali have escalated their attacks on civilians, massacring people in their villages, […]

Syria: Cluster Munition Attack on School

Expand An unexploded 9N24 fragmentation submunition is marked by deminers in Sarmin, Idlib governorate. © 2020 Syria Civil Defense (Beirut) – A ballistic missile equipped with a banned cluster munition warhead launched by Syrian forces killed 12 civilians, including 5 children, at a school on January 1, 2020, Human Rights Watch said today. The attack killed 9 […]

Sri Lanka: Prosecute Easter Sunday Attackers

Expand Relatives light candles after burial of three victims of the same family, who died at Easter Sunday bomb blast at St. Sebastian Church in Negombo, Sri Lanka, Monday, April 22, 2019. © 2019 AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe   The attacks in Sri Lanka on April 21, 2019, Easter Sunday, are contemptible acts of violence for […]

Ukraine: Human Rights Backsliding as Election Looms

Expand Anti-corruption activist Vitaliy Shabunin.  © 2016 Private (Kyiv) – Attacks on activists and government critics proliferated in Ukraine during 2018, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2019. The Ukrainian government did little to prevent or punish the attacks or to stem rising violence against minority communities, including Roma and lesbian, gay, […]