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Philippines President Duterte Says His Soldiers Can Rape During Martial Law

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte — congratulated last month by Donald Trump for his murderous war on drugs — told his soldiers that he will back them up if they rape women while enforcing..
Huffington Post

Thai teen among latest group held for `royal insults`:Human Rights Watch

 United Nations` rights body warned Thailand`s widespread use of the law "may constitute crimes against humanity".
Zee News Also reported by •DNA

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News video: Saudi Arabia, UAE Donate to Ivanka Trump-Backed Women's Fund

Saudi Arabia, UAE Donate to Ivanka Trump-Backed Women's Fund 01:21

These countries' records on women's rights don't square with their funding of an Ivanka Trump-backed fund for women entrepreneurs.
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News video: China is building a massive DNA database of citizens it considers a threat, says Human Rights Watch

China is building a massive DNA database of citizens it considers a threat, says Human Rights Watch 00:49

China has compiled a database with the DNA information of more than 40 million citizens the government considers a threat, according to Human Rights Watch.
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News video: Bahrain denies entry to Human Rights Watch official over Israeli settlement football teams

Bahrain denies entry to Human Rights Watch official over Israeli settlement football teams 02:10

Bahrain has denied entry to a Human Rights Watch director due to attend the annual congress of the world football governing body FIFA. He told us exactly what happened. RT LIVE..
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News video: HRW Director Andrew Stroehlein Breaks Down the Trump Effect Overseas

HRW Director Andrew Stroehlein Breaks Down the Trump Effect Overseas 01:50

Human Rights Watch discusses how the Trump effect has affected countries and politics overseas.
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News video: Why is it so hard to end child marriage?

Why is it so hard to end child marriage? 06:51

Correspondent Reena Ninan explores the complexities of child marriage with a panel of researchers and activists. Nisha Varia with Human Rights Watch, Cornelius Williams with UNICEF, Rachel Vogelstein..
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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..
Reuters India Also reported by •DNA

US lawmakers visit Dalai Lama to highlight situation in Tibet

A U.S. Congressional delegation visited the Dalai Lama at his headquarters in India on Tuesday, seeking to draw world attention to human rights in Tibet as President Donald Trump eyes warmer ties with..

UN calls out Phillippines' war on drugs; terms killings as 'human rights calamity'

Countries across the world put the Philippines on notice over its deadly drug war today, demanding an end to extrajudicial killings by President Rodrigo Duterte's security services. Diplomats from..

Myanmar urged to ensure religious freedom for minorities

The Human Rights Watch has urged Myanmar to guarantee religious freedom for all minorities, amid growing tensions between different belief systems in the country, according to a report released on..
Zee News

Hekmatyar should be held accountable for war crimes: HRW

[Afghanistan], May 6 (ANI): The Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, infamous as the 'butcher of Kabul', should be held accountable for his crimes during the Afghan civil war.
Sify Also reported by •ANI News

UN test for India's rights record today

India's human rights record is set to be scrutinised at Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the United Nation's Human Rights Council in (UNHRC) at Geneva on Thursday. While the government has chosen to..

Thai junta urged to account for missing rights lawyer

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Human Rights Watch on Wednesday urged Thailand's military government to disclose the whereabouts of a prominent rights lawyer who has been missing since his house was raided at the..
Reuters India

HRW condemns Hamas detention of 'mentally ill' Israelis

Human Rights Watch today condemned the "illegal" detention of two Israeli citizens by Hamas, releasing new details about the men who are believed to be mentally ill.

Central African Republic violence kills 45 over 3 months

"Civilians on all sides are exposed," said Lewis Mudge, Africa researcher at Human Rights Watch.

Dozens of civilians killed in Central African Republic - report

Armed groups in Central African Republic have killed at least 45 civilians in apparent reprisal strikes over the past three months, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report on Tuesday.
DNA Also reported by •Reuters India

Rights group accuses Syria of several likely nerve agent attacks

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 attack that killed dozens..
DNA Also reported by •Reuters India

Southeast Asia faces 'massive' drugs menace: Duterte

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned Southeast Asian leaders Saturday they were facing a "massive" illegal drug menace that could destroy their societies, as he called for a united..
Deccan Herald

Israel grants work visa to Human Rights Watch official after initial denial

Shakir, a U. S. citizen, received the visa on arrival at Tel Aviv's Ben-Gurion airport and he will take up his position as the New York-based rights group's Israel and Palestine director.

China bans dozens of Muslim baby names in Xinjiang

China has banned dozens of Islamic names like Saddam and Jihad for babies belonging to the restive Muslim-majority Xinjiang province, in a move that would prevent children from getting access to..
Deccan Herald

Eight North Korean defectors in China at risk of deportation - rights group

Human Rights Watch said Chinese government authorities detained the eight North Koreans in mid-March during what appeared to be a random road check in northeastern China.

Rights group urges China to release N. Korean refugees

China should immediately reveal the whereabouts of eight North Koreans it detained last month, Human Rights Watch said today, adding they risk severe torture if they were returned to the North.

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