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Myanmar troops gang-raped Rohingya women and girls: HRW

11 months ago
YANGON: Myanmar troops gang-raped countless Rohingya women and girls during a military campaign that sent hundreds of thousands fleeing across the border to Bangladesh, Human Rights Watch said Thursday. The US-based rights group said in…

Saudi arrests could be more about power politics: HRW

11 months, 8 days ago
NEW YORK: Saudi Arabia's arrest of prominent royals and businessmen under the banner of battling corruption could in fact be more a case of internal power politics, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday. Late Saturday, authorities in the…

Bangladesh holding hundreds in secret jails: HRW

1 year, 3 months ago
DHAKA: Bangladesh has secretly detained hundreds of people, including scores of opposition activists, many of whom have later been killed, a rights group said Thursday. The Human Rights Watch report, released days after the alleged…

Israel denying human rights workers access to Gaza: HRW

1 year, 6 months ago
JERUSALEM: Israel is blocking rights activists’ access to and from the Gaza Strip, hampering their work in the Palestinian enclave run by Hamas, Human Rights Watch said on Monday. A new report from the rights group “documents how Israel…

Thousands of children detained in security clampdowns: HRW

2 years, 2 months ago
UNITED NATIONS, UNITED STATES: Thousands of children have been detained and many tortured during security operations carried out in response to threats from extremists such as the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, and Boko Haram in…

HRW slams Afghan ‘chastity tests’ as sexual abuse

2 years, 7 months ago
KABUL: Human Rights Watch has slammed "virginity exams" conducted on Afghan women and girls accused of so-called moral crimes, saying the invasive tests by government doctors were tantamount to sexual assault.

Indonesian police criticised over virginity tests

3 years, 10 months ago
JAKARTA: Indonesia's national police were urged Tuesday to halt virginity tests for women applying to join the force in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country with Human Rights Watch saying the practice was harmful and…