Articles about Human Rights Watch

India also concerned over 'human rights issues' in US: Jaishankar

14 Apr 2022

India
India also concerned over 'human rights issues' in US: Jaishankar

Reacting to the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken's recent remarks on a "rise in human rights abuses" in India, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said India, too, is entitled to have its own views and concerns over the human rights situation in the US.

Burkina Faso coup: Military dethrones President Kaboré, seizes power

25 Jan 2022

World
Burkina Faso coup: Military dethrones President Kaboré, seizes power

The army of Burkina Faso on Monday announced that it had overthrown President Roch Kaboré, suspended the constitution, and closed the country's borders.

Bangladesh disputes study into alleged forced disappearances

19 Aug 2021

World
Bangladesh disputes study into alleged forced disappearances

Bangladesh on Wednesday disputed a Human Rights Watch investigation into disappearances of government critics and others as built on questionable, uncorroborated allegations that security forces were involved.

Human rights NGO urges Iran to end persecution of Baha'is

30 Jan 2021

World
Human rights NGO urges Iran to end persecution of Baha'is

A Delhi-based human rights organization, on Saturday, urged Iranian authorities to end all forms of persecution of its Baha'i citizens.

Antonio Guterres to seek second term as UN Secretary-General

12 Jan 2021

World
Antonio Guterres to seek second term as UN Secretary-General

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that he will be seeking a second term as chief of the world organization.

Saudi women's rights activist gets nearly 6-year jail term

29 Dec 2020

World
Saudi women's rights activist gets nearly 6-year jail term

Prominent women's rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul was sentenced to nearly six years in jail by a Saudi court on Monday, her family said.

Foreign women strip-searched at Doha Airport, Qatar promises investigation

28 Oct 2020

World
Foreign women strip-searched at Doha Airport, Qatar promises investigation

Days after the invasive examination of women at Doha Airport triggered global headlines and threatened Qatar's diplomatic relationship with Australia, the Arab country has promised an investigation, reports said on Wednesday.

Fire at Beirut port month after blast that killed 190

10 Sep 2020

World
Fire at Beirut port month after blast that killed 190

A massive fire broke out at the port of Beirut in Lebanon on Thursday, a month after a deadly explosion jolted the city. It was not immediately clear what caused the fire.

Is China under-reporting coronavirus cases, deaths amid outbreak?

06 Feb 2020

World
Is China under-reporting coronavirus cases, deaths amid outbreak?

The official tally of confirmed cases of coronavirus surged past 28,000 on Thursday, while the death toll reached 563 in China.

Jamal Khashoggi murder: Saudi court hands death penalty to 5

23 Dec 2019

World
Jamal Khashoggi murder: Saudi court hands death penalty to 5

Over a year after journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered, a court in Saudi Arabia sentenced five people to death in connection with the incident.

Tourists visiting China are being forced to install 'data-stealing' malware

04 Jul 2019

World
Tourists visiting China are being forced to install 'data-stealing' malware

If you are a privacy freak (like me), visiting China shouldn't be on your travel bucket list.

115 reported dead after militia attack on central Malian village

24 Mar 2019

World
115 reported dead after militia attack on central Malian village

Militia fighters descended on a village in central Mali before dawn Saturday, killing at least 115 people in the latest deadly attack blamed on an ethnic militia, local authorities said.

Apple, Google criticized for hosting Saudi app tracking women's movements

10 Feb 2019

World
Apple, Google criticized for hosting Saudi app tracking women's movements

Tech giants Google and Apple have been accused of misogyny for hosting an app on their platforms that allows men in Saudi Arabia to track and control where women travel.

Saudi teen escapes family, trapped in Bangkok airport, seeks help

07 Jan 2019

World
Saudi teen escapes family, trapped in Bangkok airport, seeks help

An 18-year-old Saudi Arabia teen has sought help from people across the globe and human rights organizations to prevent her deportation to Kuwait, as she fears for her life.

Netflix pulls down 'Patriot Act' episode criticizing MbS, draws ire

02 Jan 2019

World
Netflix pulls down 'Patriot Act' episode criticizing MbS, draws ire

American streaming giant Netflix has pulled down an episode of Patriot Act, hosted by stand-up comedian Hasan Minhaj, for viewers in Saudi Arabia as it criticized crown prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS).

Bahrain votes for new parliament but Shiite-dominated opposition absent

24 Nov 2018

World
Bahrain votes for new parliament but Shiite-dominated opposition absent

Polls opened in Bahrain today to elect a new parliament, but absent from the ballot is the Shiite-dominated opposition, whose most prominent figures are serving lengthy prison sentences.

#Section377: How global media organization reported on this landmark judgement

06 Sep 2018

World
#Section377: How global media organization reported on this landmark judgement

The world media today hailed the overturning of a colonial-era law in India that criminalized gay sex, saying the landmark ruling was a boost for gay rights not only in the world's largest democracy but also the world.

Pakistan: 12 girls' schools burnt down in Gilgit-Baltistan

03 Aug 2018

World
Pakistan: 12 girls' schools burnt down in Gilgit-Baltistan

Twelve girls' schools have been burnt down by unidentified persons in coordinated attacks in Pakistan's restive Gilgit-Baltistan, Geo News reported, quoting police officials.

Chinese tech firms apologize for sexist job adverts

25 Apr 2018

World
Chinese tech firms apologize for sexist job adverts

Chinese tech firms are under scanner after a recent Human Rights Watch (HRW) report slammed them over gender-discriminatory job ads.

Two Indian photojournalists part of Reuters Pulitzer Prize winning team

20 Apr 2018

Mumbai
Two Indian photojournalists part of Reuters Pulitzer Prize winning team

Every photo tells a story and a Reuters team of photojournalists did exactly that when they captured the plight of nearly 600,000 Rohingya refugees desperately trying to flee Myanmar and come to Bangladesh in 2017.

Deadly riots, fire in Venezuela prison kill nearly 70

29 Mar 2018

World
Deadly riots, fire in Venezuela prison kill nearly 70

Deadly riots and fire in a Venezuelan prison in Valencia killed at least 68 people yesterday.

Report: China is collecting DNA samples from insurgency-hit Xinjiang's residents

14 Dec 2017

World
Report: China is collecting DNA samples from insurgency-hit Xinjiang's residents

A new report by the Human Rights Watch (HRW) claims that China is collecting DNA and biometric data from residents of the Xinjiang province.

SC defers hearing on Rohingya refugee deportation to Jan 31

05 Dec 2017

India
SC defers hearing on Rohingya refugee deportation to Jan 31

The Supreme Court has deferred the hearing of a petition filed by two Rohingya Muslim refugees against the Centre's decision to deport all Rohingyas back to Myanmar to January 31.

Chinese still believe 'therapy' can help 'convert' gays

18 Nov 2017

World
Chinese still believe 'therapy' can help 'convert' gays

Australia might be on its way to legalizing same-sex marriage, but coming out is still a nightmare for most across the globe.

Report: Myanmar military committed mass rapes of Rohingya women

17 Nov 2017

World
Report: Myanmar military committed mass rapes of Rohingya women

A Human Rights Watch (HRW) report has accused the Myanmar military of gang-raping several women and girls belonging to the Rohingya Muslim community.

Not much has changed in the five years since Nirbhaya

14 Nov 2017

India
Not much has changed in the five years since Nirbhaya

A rape incident needs to stand out to get noticed in India.

Russia prepares for terror threats to 2018 FIFA World Cup

08 Nov 2017

Sports
Russia prepares for terror threats to 2018 FIFA World Cup

Russian involvement in the Syrian conflict has angered several extremists, rendering the country vulnerable to terror attacks.

UN blames Assad regime over chemical attack that killed 80

27 Oct 2017

World
UN blames Assad regime over chemical attack that killed 80

A UN report has blamed the Syrian government led by President Bashar al-Assad for a chemical attack on a rebel-held town on April 4 that killed 80 people.

SC defers hearing on Rohingya deportation to Nov 21

13 Oct 2017

India
SC defers hearing on Rohingya deportation to Nov 21

The SC has deferred the hearing on deportation of Rohingyas to November 21. However, in case of contingencies, petitioners can approach it.

SC rejects government's stand on Rohingyas

04 Oct 2017

India
SC rejects government's stand on Rohingyas

In a blow to the centre, the Supreme Court ruled that it had the authority to review the government's move to deport Rohingyas.

Philippines: Thousands protest President Duterte's 'dictatorship'

22 Sep 2017

World
Philippines: Thousands protest President Duterte's 'dictatorship'

Filipinos seem to be growing increasingly unhappy with President Rodrigo Duterte's tough handed approach towards law and order.

Philippines controversial anti-drug president's son named in $125mn narcotics scandal

09 Sep 2017

World
Philippines controversial anti-drug president's son named in $125mn narcotics scandal

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's eldest son Paolo has denied involvement in a $125 million drug smuggling operation.

Myanmar urges Rohingyas to help hunt insurgents, as situation deteriorates

04 Sep 2017

World
Myanmar urges Rohingyas to help hunt insurgents, as situation deteriorates

Myanmar has urged members of the Rohingya Muslim community to cooperate with authorities searching for insurgents who launched coordinated attacks on security posts on August 26.

Is India intolerant? Internet shutdown 29 times in 2017

18 Jul 2017

India
Is India intolerant? Internet shutdown 29 times in 2017

As per Brookings Institution report, India lost over Rs. 6,548 crore in business due to Internet shutdowns in the past 3 years.

US student Otto Warmbier released by North Korea dies

20 Jun 2017

World
US student Otto Warmbier released by North Korea dies

22-year-old US college student Otto Warmbier, who was released after spending 17 months as a prisoner in North Korea, has passed away in a Cincinnati hospital.

J&K- Prisoner allegedly stripped, brutalized, kept hungry in police lockup

10 May 2017

India
J&K- Prisoner allegedly stripped, brutalized, kept hungry in police lockup

In a horrifying revelation, a former prisoner in J&K has alleged she was brutalized, stripped, beer bottles inserted into her vagina, and chilli powder sprinkled, while she was in police custody.

Assam wants AFSPA to be removed in some areas

06 May 2017

India
Assam wants AFSPA to be removed in some areas

The Assam government will review whether the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) could be withdrawn in a phased manner and present its recommendations to the Centre.

Centre wants SC to review the AFSPA ruling

14 Apr 2017

India
Centre wants SC to review the AFSPA ruling

The Centre asked SC to reconsider its ruling on the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) of 1958 to the army for "deaths caused during encounters in disturbed areas."

Russia bans "gay clown" memes of President Putin

07 Apr 2017

World
Russia bans "gay clown" memes of President Putin

With a recent ruling by Moscow's Justice Ministry, it is now illegal to portray President Vladimir Putin in makeup, or otherwise implying he is gay.

May lambasts Trump's immigration order

10 Feb 2017

World
May lambasts Trump's immigration order

British Prime Minister Theresa May said she disagreed with US President Donald Trump's immigration policy, calling it "wrong". She clarified that Britain would not adopt a similar policy.