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India: Key UN Rights Recommendations Ignored, Says HRW

The Indian government did not accept a number of key human rights recommendations on September 21, 2017, at its United Nations review in Geneva, Human Rights Watch said. The government should promptly..
Eurasia Review

Fires rage in Rakhine as Myanmar army blames Rohingya for mosque blast

Myanmars army chief today blamed Rohinyga militants for an explosion outside a mosque in Rakhine state, as a rights group accused the military of starting fires in the region to prevent refugees from..
Deccan Herald

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News video: ‘Gaza infrastructure on brink of destruction’ – HRW researcher

‘Gaza infrastructure on brink of destruction’ – HRW researcher 04:52

Israel is pulling its troops out of Gaza. A 3-day ceasefire brokered by Egypt is now officially in place. Israel says it has completed its month-long mission, which was to target Hamas, but which..
Source: RT News Channel -

News video: Myanmar's Leader Says It Isn't Afraid of Rohingya Scrutiny

Myanmar's Leader Says It Isn't Afraid of Rohingya Scrutiny 01:36

Aung San Suu Kyi had said little about the Rohingya crisis until Tuesday. In her 30-minute speech, she didn't denounce violence against the group.
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News video: Flooding Displaces Rohingya Refugees in South Bangladesh

Flooding Displaces Rohingya Refugees in South Bangladesh 00:38

Monsoon rains flooded makeshift Rohingya refugee camps in southern Bangladesh on September 19, as the United Nations discussed the crisis in Myanmar&rsquo;s Rakhine State. This footage from..
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News video: Rohingya Refugees Crowd Makeshift Shelters on Muddy Embankment

Rohingya Refugees Crowd Makeshift Shelters on Muddy Embankment 01:59

The Bangladesh government has allocated some 2,000 acres of land to house ethnic Rohingya at the Kutupalong refugee camp near the Myanmar border, according to the UN refugee agency on September 19.The..
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News video: Human Rights Watch claims Myanmar “scorched earth” campaign is expanding

Human Rights Watch claims Myanmar “scorched earth” campaign is expanding 01:46

Human Rights Watch says it has new evidence of an expanding deliberate drive to force out Rohingya Muslims out from Myanmar. The NY-based organisation has released satellite images that seem to show a..
Source: Euronews English -

 

China's probes of rights lawyers 'alarming': Human Rights Watch

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has launched more rigorous investigations into the activities and finances of rights lawyers and law firms that take on politically sensitive issues, Human Rights Watch said..
Reuters India

Myanmar: Suu Kyi silence on Rohingya ethnic cleansing charge draws criticism

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday condemned rights abuses in Rakhine state and said violators would be punished, but she did not address UN accusations of ethnic cleansing, drawing cool..
DNA

Suu Kyi rejects criticism over Rohingya, UN chief urges army pullback

Aung San Suu Kyi pledged Tuesday to hold rights violators to account over the Rohingya crisis but refused to blame Myanmars army, as the UN chief demanded an end to the military campaign and a better..
Deccan Herald

UN urged to punish Myanmar army over Rohingya 'atrocities'

Pressure grew on Myanmar today as a rights group urged world leaders to impose sanctions on its military, which is accused of driving out more than 410,000 Rohingya Muslims in an orchestrated "ethnic..
Deccan Herald

Aid group warns of death among Rohingya in Bangladesh

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh could die due to a lack of food, shelter and water available for the huge numbers of them fleeing violence in Myanmar, an aid agency warned on Sunday. Nearly 410,000..
Deccan Herald

Rohingya crisis: UN chief asks Myanmar to end violence; Suu Kyi to address nation next week

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called on authorities in Myanmar to end violence against the majority-Buddhist country's Rohingya Muslims and acknowledged the situation there is best..
DNA

Human Rights Watch says Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen are war crimes

DUBAI (Reuters) - Human Rights Watch accused the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen of war crimes on Tuesday, saying its air strikes killed 39 civilians including 26 children in two months.
Reuters India

Stop harassing those who oppose death penalty: Human Rights Watch tells Singapore

Singapore should end harassment of peaceful activists, Human Rights Watch has said, after participants at a candlelight vigil for a man being executed for drug trafficking were stopped from leaving the..
DNA

Singapore decried for 'harassment' of anti-death penalty activists

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore should end harassment of peaceful activists, Human Rights Watch has said, after participants at a candlelight vigil for a man being executed for drug trafficking were..
Reuters India

Egypt blocks Human Rights Watch website amid widespread media blockade

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt has blocked the website of Human Rights Watch just one day after the organisation released a report on systematic torture in the country's jails.
Reuters India

HRW demands prompt probe in Lankesh's killing

A leading human rights organisation has called for prompt investigation into the killing of outspoken Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh, saying the "possibility" that it is a "politically motivated"..
Deccan Herald

China must stop weakening vital rights mechanisms: HRW

Geneva [Switzerland], Sept. 6 : China must stop weakening United Nations mechanisms that promote human rights, the New York-based rights watch dog Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said in a report.
newKerala.com Also reported by •SifyANI News

China blocking rights activists, harassing experts at UN: Human Rights Watch

"China engages with the UN on human rights but often with the goal of aggressively silencing criticism and eroding access for activists who work on China," HRW chief Kenneth Roth said in a statement.
Zee News

China seeks to silence critics at U.N. forums - rights body report

GENEVA (Reuters) - Beijing is waging a campaign of harassment against Chinese activists who seek to testify at the United Nations about repression, while the world body sometimes turns a blind eye or..
Reuters India

HRW calls for enquiry to probe disappeared people, mass graves in Syria's war

Human Rights Watch (HRW) called today for an independent enquiry to probe the fate of thousands of people who have disappeared in Syria's war and to identify mass graves. The Syrian war began in March..
All India Radio

Settled in Jammu & Kashmir out of compulsion, and not out of choice: Rohingya Muslims

Amid calls for their deportation from India, Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar say they have settled in Jammu and Kashmir because of compulsions, and not out of choice, and that they will return to their..
DNA

Supreme Court panel to assess 241 anti-Sikh riots cases

A committee comprising two former Supreme Court judges will look into the cases of 1984 communal riots which were closed by a Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA)-appointed Special Investigation Team..
DNA

At least 27 people killed in Congo protest - Human Rights Watch

At least 27 people, including three police officers, were killed in clashes between protesters and police in Democratic Republic of Congo earlier this week, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday.
DNA Also reported by •Reuters India

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