Human Rights Watch

Egypt: Cancel Military Court Death Sentences

11 June, 2017

(Beirut) – The case of eight men who could face imminent execution following a military trial shows why Egyptian authorities should place a moratorium on the death penalty, Human Rights Watch said today. The eight civilians, six of whom are in ...

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Iran: Halt Execution of Child Offender

26 March, 2015

(Beirut) – Iran’s judiciary immediately should halt plans to execute a man convicted at age 17 of terrorism-related crimes for an armed opposition group and vacate his death sentence. Iran’s Supreme Court affirmed the death sentence for the man, Saman Nasim, ...

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Sudan: Mass Rape by Army in Darfur

26 March, 2015

(New York) – Sudanese army forces raped more than 200 women and girls in an organized attack on the north Darfur town of Tabit in October 2014, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The United Nations (UN) ...

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UAE: Abuses at NYU, Louvre, Guggenheim Project

26 March, 2015

(New York) – Serious concerns about workers’ rights have not been resolved for a high-profile project in Abu Dhabi that will host branches of the Louvre and Guggenheim museums and a campus of New York University (NYU), Human Rights Watch ...

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Iraq: Prevent Militia Reprisals in Tikrit Fighting

10 March, 2015

(New York) – Iraqi forces fighting to recapture the city of Tikrit from the extremist group Islamic State (also known as ISIS) should protect civilians from revenge attacks by pro-government militias. In accordance with the international laws of war, all ...

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Libya/Egypt: Murder of Egyptians a War Crime

19 February, 2015

(New York) – The brutal killing of 21 mostly Egyptian Coptic Christians held captive by a Libyan extremist group was a war crime for which those responsible must be held to account. Libyan authorities should take immediate steps to bring ...

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Egypt: 3-Year Sentence for Atheist

15 January, 2015

The below news release was updated to correct that four people were sentenced for blasphemy in Luxor governorate in June 2014. (New York) – An Egyptian minor offenses court on January 10, 2015, sentenced a student accused of writing Facebook posts ...

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Bahrain: Free Activists Facing Free-Speech Charges

28 October, 2014

(Beirut) – Bahrain authorities should drop all criminal charges against two prominent human rights activists, and immediately release them, Human Rights Watch and the Gulf Center for Human Rights said today. The charges clearly violate their right to free expression. ...

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United Arab Emirates: Trapped, Exploited, Abused

23 October, 2014

(Manila) – Migrant domestic workers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are beaten, exploited, and trapped in forced labor situations, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The UAE government, about to take up an influential new role ...

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Kuwait: Government Critics Stripped of Citizenship

21 October, 2014

(Beirut) – Kuwaiti authorities have announced the third batch of citizenship revocations this year, during a general crackdown on dissent, Human Rights Watch said today. The group of 18 revocations announced on September 29, 2014, which the authorities said was based on ...

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