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Campaigners seek probe of deadly Lebanon strike

BEIRUT: Human Rights Watch on Tuesday said an Israeli strike that killed a Lebanese reporter's sister and her three young granddaughters should be investigated...

Human Rights Watch calls on India to repeal its ‘discriminatory’ citizenship law

The report said the new Indian measures have spurred violence against Muslims.

HRW’ World Report 2020 slams Indian govt over human rights’ abuses   

The Indian government’s unilateral actions in Jammu and Kashmir in August 2019 caused enormous suffering and rights violations of the Kashmiri population, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in its World Report 2020.

Life remains crippled in occupied Kashmir on 67th consecutive day

The lockdown has rendered more than 50,000 workers jobless

Human Rights Watch demands India to restore internet, phone services in Occupied Kashmir

'The Indian government’s indefinite shutdown of phones and the internet in Kashmir is causing disproportionate harm and should be lifted immediately'

44 killed in cow-related violence in India, BJP complicit: HRW report

Police even filed complaints against victims' family members under laws banning cow slaughter, making them afraid to pursue justice.

Human Rights Watch urges sanctions on new Afghan defence minister

Credible evidence of serious human rights abuses and war crimes linked to Khalid have followed him throughout his government career: HRW

Nearly 22.5 million children out of school in Pakistan, says HRW report

LONDON: Nearly 22.5 million of Pakistan’s children are out of school with the majority of them girls, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a...

Turkmenistan pardons over 600 prisoners in Ramazan

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India uses outdated laws to silence dissent, HRW says

NEW DELHI: India routinely uses outdated and loosely worded laws to crack down on dissent, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday, urging the government to repeal or amend legislation used to stifle free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

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.

HRW urges Pakistan to end police ‘harassment’ of Afghan refugees

KARACHI: The Human Rights Watch has released a report highlighting flagrant police abuses against Afghan refugees in Pakistan and called upon the host country to take immediate measures to halt the practice.

Human Rights Watch says Saudi-led Yemen raid 'apparent war crime'

DUBAI: Human Rights Watch (HRW) condemned as an "apparent war crime" on Tuesday a Saudi-led air raid in Yemen last week that it said killed at least 65 civilians in residential compounds.

Egypt Brotherhood trial relied on single testimony: Human Rights Watch

CAIRO: The prosecution's evidence in a trial this month of 51 alleged Muslim Brotherhood supporters in Egypt relied on the testimony of one police officer, Human Rights Watch said on Sunday.

Congo police executed 51 in anti-gang operation – Human Rights Watch

KINSHASA: The U.S. campaign group Human Rights Watch (HRW) accused police in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday of summarily executing at least 51 people in an anti-gang operation, and being responsible for the disappearance of at least 33 more.

Human Rights Watch accuses Israel of war crimes in Gaza

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.

Iraq’s top Shi’ite cleric calls for prime minister to be chosen by Tuesday

BAGHDAD: The most influential Shi'ite cleric in Iraq called on the country's leaders on Friday to choose a prime minister within the next four...