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US to drop criticism of Burma and Iraq over child soldiers despite ongoing concerns of diplomats and experts

Human Rights Watch said removing Burma from the list would be a 'completely premature and disastrous action that will effectively betray more children to continued abuses'

German spooks spied on the WHITE HOUSE, it is claimed

german spooks spied on the white house, it is claimed
Other monitoring targets for the German spies ranged from military institutions including the US Air Force or the Marine Corps, space agency NASA to civic group Human Rights Watch.

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News video: ‘High risk of horrific & long-lasting harm’: HRW slams US for use of white phosphorus

‘High risk of horrific & long-lasting harm’: HRW slams US for use of white phosphorus 04:47

Human Rights Watch has criticized the US for endangering civilian lives in Syria and Iraq by using white phosphorus. RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT!..
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News video: Death Sentence For Facebook Post Amid Pakistan Crackdown Online

Death Sentence For Facebook Post Amid Pakistan Crackdown Online 00:38

CNN has reported that a Pakistan government crackdown on freedom of speech online has reached worrying new levels, activists say, after a young man was sentenced to death over a series of Facebook..
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News video: Report Cites Worker Deaths During Russia's World Cup Prep

Report Cites Worker Deaths During Russia's World Cup Prep 00:42

Human Rights Watch says workers helping Russia prepare for the 2018 World Cup have faced a number of rights abuses.
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News video: Concerns Grow Over US-Led Coalition Using White Phosphorus

Concerns Grow Over US-Led Coalition Using White Phosphorus 01:10

The legality of a U.S.-led coalition using white phosphorus is sort of a gray area.
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News video: 'Cubs of Caliphate’ vs. child soldiers: Iraqi militias recruit minors to fight ISIS – HRW

'Cubs of Caliphate’ vs. child soldiers: Iraqi militias recruit minors to fight ISIS – HRW 03:57

Child soldiers are recruited by government-aligned militias to fight Islamic State forces in Mosul, Human Rights Watch has learned. The NGO urges Iraq’s allies to take action as the US-led coalition..
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Vietnam rights report highlights beatings, intimidation against critics

HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnamese human rights bloggers and activists are being beaten and intimidated, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on Monday, as it urged the Communist government to end..

Russia defends labour practices as FIFA sidesteps Qatar crisis

The conditions of stadium construction workers, potential civil unrest and a geopolitical crisis in the Persian Gulf left FIFA and Russian officials on the defensive during a press conference to mark..

India internet shutdowns 'violate human rights'

india internet shutdowns 'violate human rights'
Human Rights Watch says Indian states have imposed 20 temporary internet shutdowns in 2017.
BBC News

Human Rights Watch calls for more protection for 2018 Russian World Cup construction workers

A failure to effectively monitor labour conditions means many workers in the country working on new stadiums face exploitation and abuse, said the organisation

Workers exploited at Russia's 2018 World Cup venues, Human Rights Watch says

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Wednesday said it had documented cases where workers building venues for Russia's 2018 soccer World Cup had been left unpaid, made to work in dangerously..

Anti-gay Chechyna purge is orchestrated by the government, new report confirms

The mass abductions and torture of gay men in Chechyna is being orchestrated by top figures in the government, a new report from Human Rights Watch confirms today.

Philippines President Duterte bans smoking in any public place

philippines president duterte bans smoking in any public place
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has banned smoking in public places both indoors and outdoors apart from in tightly controlled areas. Duterte signed an executive order instituting the ban last..
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Venezuelan prisoners forced to eat human excrement

venezuelan prisoners forced to eat human excrement
The allegation was made by Human Rights Watch and the Venezuelan Penal Forum lobby group, which claim at least 275 activists have been thrown into military prisons since March.

China accused of expanding DNA database defying privacy rights

china accused of expanding dna database defying privacy rights
Vulnerable groups and minorities are a particular target of the push, says Human Rights Watch.
BBC News

Ugandan troops committed sexual abuse in Central African Republic, rights group says

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Ugandan soldiers sexually abused at least 13 girls and women in the Central African Republic while the troops were helping to hunt for warlord Joseph Kony, the U.S.-based Human..

Syrian regime accused of escalating use of chemical weapons on rebels

Human Rights Watch says Assad government is increasing its use of banned chemical agents such as sarin and chlorine on opposition strongholds throughout the country

Rights group accuses Syria of several likely nerve agent attacks

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Human Rights Watch on Monday accused Syrian government forces of likely dropping bombs containing nerve agents at least three times elsewhere in the country before an April 4..

Eight North Korean defectors in China at risk of deportation: Human Rights Watch

SEOUL (Reuters) - Eight North Korean defectors in China face involuntary repatriation after being detained by Chinese police last month, the Human Rights Watch group and a pastor who have been..

Algerian police tell pregnant woman to go back to husband after he threw her into a wall, human rights group says

Human Rights Watch accuses Algeria of failing to protect victims of domestic abuse

Tunisia medical council bans forced anal tests for homosexuality after nearly decade of abuse

The move is called a 'courageous step' by Human Rights Watch

Philippines demands proof for rights group's assertion of police 'executions'

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines on Thursday dismissed as "thoughtless and irresponsible" a report by Human Rights Watch that President Rodrigo Duterte had turned a blind eye to murders by police in..

UK urged to fund abortion groups in response to Donald Trump's global aid ban

Government must send US President the message that 'women's lives are not a political football', says Human Rights Watch

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