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Ethiopia: Media Being Decimated

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Posted by admin 64 days ago (http://www.hrw.org)
Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email The Ethiopian government’s systematic repression of independent media has created a bleak landscape for free expression ahead of the May 2015 general elections, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. In the past year, six privately owned publications closed after government harassment; at least 22 journalists, b

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Transfer LRA Commander to International Court

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Posted by admin 77 days ago (http://www.hrw.org)
Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email The United States, Uganda, and the Central African Republic should ensure the prompt transfer of a rebel Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) commander to the International Criminal Court (ICC). In 2005, the ICC issued an arrest warrant for Dominic Ongwen for crimes against humanity and war crimes. (Nairobi) &ndash

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South Sudan: Obama Should Support Arms Embargo

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Posted by admin 78 days ago (http://www.hrw.org)
Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email US President Barack Obama should call for and support a comprehensive United Nations arms embargo on the parties to South Sudan’s brutal conflict, 29 South Sudanese and international human rights, humanitarian, and other groups said today in a letter to President Obama. (Juba) – US President Barack Ob

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DR Congo: Wanted Rebel’s Troops Instill Fear

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Posted by admin 80 days ago (http://www.hrw.org)
Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email Congolese authorities should intensify efforts to arrest and bring to justice a rebel commander whose troops have committed vicious killings, mass rapes, mutilations, and child abductions in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. (Goma) – Congolese authorities should intensify efforts to arrest and bri

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Chad: Torture Detailed at Trial

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Posted by admin 70 days ago (http://www.hrw.org)
Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email Dramatic evidence presented at the trial in Chad of 21 former security agents confirms that torture was systematic during the Hissène Habré dictatorship, from 1982 to 1990. Dramatic evidence presented at the trial in Chad of 21 former security agents confirms that torture was systematic durin

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Central African Republic: Multimedia Feature Recounts 2014 Violence

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Posted by admin 87 days ago (http://www.hrw.org)
Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email On the second anniversary of a rebellion that plunged the Central African Republic into bloody upheaval, Human Rights Watch today released a multimedia feature on several research missions undertaken in CAR in 2014. (New York) – On the second anniversary of a rebellion that plunged the Central African

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Central African Republic: Muslims Trapped in Enclaves

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Posted by admin 95 days ago (http://www.hrw.org)
Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email (Nairobi) – Hundreds of Muslim residents in western parts of the Central African Republic are trapped in enclaves in deplorable conditions, Human Rights Watch said today.read more

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Kenya: Security Bill Tramples Basic Rights

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Posted by admin 103 days ago (http://www.hrw.org)
Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email Kenyan lawmakers should reject far-reaching new security amendments that would add new criminal offenses with harsh penalties, limit the rights of arrested and accused people, and restrict freedoms of expression and assembly. (Nairobi) – Kenyan lawmakers should reject far-reaching new security amendme

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