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India should address rights issues: Human Rights Watch


September 3rd, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 3 (IANS) India should accept the recommendations by UN member states to address the country's "most serious human rights problems", Human Rights Watch said Monday.During the September ... Read more...

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Ban on Nepal women migrants denounced


August 14th, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 14 (IANS) The Nepali government should revoke its new ban on women under the age of 30 from working in Gulf countries, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.Instead, ... Read more...

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Maoists target civil society: Human Rights Watch


July 30th, 2012 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Ranchi, July 30 (IANS) Both Maoists and Indian authorities have threatened and attacked civil society activists, Human Rights Watch said in a report released Monday.This has undermined basic freedoms and ... Read more...

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Hasina warns of possible terrorist threat from Mynmarese refugees


July 29th, 2012 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has warned of possible terrorist connections among thousands of Muslim refugees trying to enter her country from neighbouring Myanmar.In an ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka told not to harass media


July 4th, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
New York, July 4 (IANS) Sri Lanka should immediately end harassment of media outlets and journalists, Human Rights Watch has said.In the three years since the end of the armed ... Read more...

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Bangladesh mass sentencing condemned


June 19th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
New York, June 19 (IANS) The prosecution teams conducting the mass trials of the alleged mutineers of the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) must immediately stop the trials, Human Rights Watch said ... Read more...

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36 Sri Lankans deported, reach Colombo (Lead)


June 1st, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 1 (IANS) Thirty-six Sri Lankans, including 28 Tamils, reached Sri Lanka Friday after being deported from Britain, media reports said.The deportation took place after the British government rejected ... Read more...

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Easing of Myanmar sanctions too early: Rights groups


April 26th, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) A group of influential American human rights organisations has said the US may be moving too quickly in relaxing sanctions against Myanmar.The group, which includes ... Read more...

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Halt execution, says Human Rights Watch


March 28th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
New York, March 28 (IANS) Human Rights Watch Wednesday demanded that India should not hang terrorist Balwant Singh Rajoana."The death penalty is always wrong and the Indian government should immediately ... Read more...

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Geneva vote ’strong message for justice’


March 22nd, 2012 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, March 22 (IANS) The Human Rights Council vote asking Colombo to probe rights abuses "is an important first step" to probing violations by both sides in the armed conflict, ... Read more...

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Human Rights Watch hails India


March 19th, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Human Rights Watch Monday hailed India's decision to vote against Sri Lanka at the Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva over a "war crimes" ... Read more...

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Don’t link critics to LTTE, Sri Lanka told


March 15th, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Human Rights Watch said Wednesday that it was wrong on the part of the Sri Lankan government to link those questioning the country's human rights ... Read more...

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Human Rights Watch hails India vote on Syria


February 5th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) Human Rights Watch Sunday hailed India's vote against Syria in the UN, saying New Delhi had "seen through Assad's lies"."By supporting the UN resolution, India ... Read more...

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Human Rights Watch asks India not to back Syria


February 3rd, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 3 (IANS) Human Rights Watch has urged India not to stand by Syria as it comes under increasing attack over violation of human rights.The UN Security Council ... Read more...

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Prosecute security forces for torture: Human Rights Watch


January 31st, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 31 (IANS) The Indian government should prosecute security personnel for torture to make it clear that torture will not be tolerated, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.Border Security ... Read more...

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Human rights watchdog rakes up AFSPA issue


January 24th, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 24 (IANS) A global human rights watch group has given teeth to Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's now almost forgotten call - for repeal of the ... Read more...

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No progress on justice in Sri Lanka: Human Rights Watch


January 23rd, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 23 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government has failed to advance justice and accountability for victims of the country's 25-year-old armed conflict, Human Rights Watch said Monday.While Sri ... Read more...

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Syria frees hundreds of political prisoners


December 29th, 2011 - 9:36 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Dec 29 (IANS/AKI) Syria has freed 755 prisoners arrested during anti-government protests that began in March.The move by Bashar al-Assad's government comes as the country is visited by Arab ... Read more...

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Human Rights Watch slams Sri Lanka report


December 18th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Dec 18 (IANS) A Sri Lankan government report disregards the "worst abuses" by government forces towards the end of the war that killed the Tamil Tigers in 2009, ... Read more...

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Ex-Syrian soldiers name 74 who killed protesters


December 15th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) Former Syrian soldiers have identified by name 74 commanders and officials responsible for attacks on unarmed protesters, Human Rights Watch said in a report released Thursday.The ... Read more...

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Indian-origin British lawyer fights for Kargil martyr


December 11th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Palampur (Himachal Pradesh), Dec 11 (IANS) Twelve years after the Kargil conflict between India and Pakistan, a new 'battle' is on - to get justice for an Indian Army officer ... Read more...

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53 Gaddafi supporters found executed in Sirte


October 25th, 2011 - 12:38 am ICT by BNO News
SIRTE (BNO NEWS) -- The bodies of more than 50 people who are believed to have been supporters of ousted Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi were found at a hotel in Sirte ... Read more...

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Report on Sri Lanka ‘war crimes’ to be released


October 18th, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 18 (IANS) A report commissioned by the Sri Lankan government to probe allegations of war crimes will be released in mid-November, an official said Tuesday.The deadline for the ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda stockpiling chemical weapons: US official


September 9th, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 9 (IANS/AKI) The ouster of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has given an opportunity to Al Qaeda and other militant outfits to stockpile large amounts of weapons, including ... Read more...

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US concerned over Uzbek decision to close rights watchdog


June 15th, 2011 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US has expressed concern over the Uzbek Supreme Court's ruling to close the Human Rights Watch (HRW) office in Uzbekistan."The United States is concerned ... Read more...

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Shahzad killing: Media organisation chief criticises ISI


June 3rd, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, June 3 (IANS) The head of a Pakistani media organisation has criticised the Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI) for terming as baseless the charge levelled by Human Rights Watch over ... Read more...

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Don’t malign us: ISI on journalist’s killing


June 2nd, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 2 (IANS) The abduction and murder of journalist Saleem Shahzad should not be used to malign Pakistan's security agencies, said an unnamed Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) official.Clearly embarrassed by ... Read more...

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Abducted Pakistani journalist is dead, says media (Second Lead)


May 31st, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 31 (IANS) Pakistani journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad, who went missing Sunday amid speculation that he had been seized by the intelligence agency ISI, was Tuesday found murdered, ... Read more...

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Human Rights Watch urges Nigeria’s new president to take concrete steps to address problems


May 30th, 2011 - 4:54 am ICT by BNO News
ABUJA, NIGERIA (BNO NEWS) -- Human Rights Watch on Sunday urged Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan to take immediate and concrete steps to address problems such as violence, corruption, and impunity.Jonathan took the ... Read more...

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Gaddafi forces using Viagra, condoms as part of sexual violence against rebels?


April 30th, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Apr 30 (ANI): U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Susan E. Rice has raised serious concerns over reports that Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's forces have been supplied with tablets of ... Read more...

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Ex-Bahrain official accused of torture to attend royal wedding


April 29th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 29 (ANI): The former head of an agency accused of torture and human rights abuses in Bahrain is expected to be a guest at Friday's royal wedding of Prince ... Read more...

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Two Tibetans killed by Chinese officers during monastery raids


April 24th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Apr 24 (ANI): Two Tibetans have been killed by Chinese paramilitary officers during a raid on a monastery in Sichuan Province to detain rebellious monks, a Tibet advocacy group based outside ... Read more...

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Bahrain facing fresh violent repression over arrests, female student’s death


April 17th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Manama, Apr 17 (ANI): Bahrain has come under a fresh violent repression over new arrests and the alleged death of a female student in the country.According to The Guardian, vehicles full ... Read more...

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NATO running short of ammunition to carry out Libyan operations


April 16th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 16 (ANI): NATO is running short of crucial ammunition like precision bombs following less than a month into the Libyan conflict, indicating the limitations of the participating European Union nations ... Read more...

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Gaddafi forces firing cluster bombs into residential neighborhoods in Misrata


April 16th, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Apr 16 (ANI): The forces of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi are reportedly firing cluster bombs into residential neighborhoods, which have been banned by much of the world, in their bid to overtake ... Read more...

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