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Turkmenistan pardons over 600 prisoners in Ramazan

2 years, 3 months ago
TURKMENISTAN: Reclusive Turkmenistan's President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has pardoned 612 prisoners including 26 foreign citizens ahead of festivities marking the end of the holy month of Ramazan, state media reported on Saturday.

India uses outdated laws to silence dissent, HRW says

2 years, 4 months ago
NEW DELHI: India routinely uses outdated and loosely worded laws to crack down on dissent, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday, urging the government to repeal or amend legislation used to stifle free speech.

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.

Human Rights Watch accuses Israel of war crimes in Gaza

4 years, 1 month ago
JERUSALEM: Human Rights Watch accused Israel of committing war crimes by attacking three U.N.-run schools in the Gaza Strip in fighting in July and August, killing Palestinian civilians who had sheltered there.