Israel: Release Body of Slain Palestinian

Click to expand Image Ahmed Erekat © Private (Jerusalem) – Israeli authorities have held the body of a Palestinian man, Ahmed Erekat, for more than ten weeks after officers killed him seemingly without justification at a checkpoint, in violation of international humanitarian law, Human Rights Watch said today. Video footage shows Erekat’s car crashing into […]

Peru: Law Protects Abusive Policing

Expand Riot police walk in front of the closed congress building in Lima, Peru, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019.  © 2019 AP Photo/Martin Mejia (Washington, DC) – Peru recently enacted a law eliminating an explicit requirement that the use of force by police must be proportionate and granting police special protections against criminal prosecution, Human Rights […]

Papua New Guinea: Video Shows Police Abuse

Expand Screenshot of Papua New Guinean police officers violently beating three men on a street in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea shared on social media on November 4, 2019.  © 2019 YouTube (Sydney) – Papua New Guinean authorities should promptly investigate the vicious beating by police officers of three men in Port Moresby that was […]

Rape Allegations Against Pakistan’s Police

Expand A Pakistani police officer monitors the area during a Shiite Muslim’s Muharram procession in Islamabad, Pakistan, Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017. © 2017 AP Photo/Anjum Naveed A 22-year-old woman in Rawalpindi district in Pakistan’s Punjab province reported to police that four men had abducted her at gunpoint and raped her. Most disturbingly, she alleged that […]