Articles about Human Rights Watch
19 Aug 2021
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.
30 Jan 2021
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.
12 Jan 2021
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.
29 Dec 2020
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.
28 Oct 2020
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.
10 Sep 2020
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.
06 Feb 2020
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.
23 Dec 2019
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.
04 Jul 2019
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.
24 Mar 2019
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.
10 Feb 2019
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.
07 Jan 2019
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.
02 Jan 2019
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).
24 Nov 2018
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.
06 Sep 2018
#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.
03 Aug 2018
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.
25 Apr 2018
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.
20 Apr 2018
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.
29 Mar 2018
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.
14 Dec 2017
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.
05 Dec 2017
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.
18 Nov 2017
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.
17 Nov 2017
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.
14 Nov 2017
Not much has changed in the five years since Nirbhaya
A rape incident needs to stand out to get noticed in India.
08 Nov 2017
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.
27 Oct 2017
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.
13 Oct 2017
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.
04 Oct 2017
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.
22 Sep 2017
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.
09 Sep 2017
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.
04 Sep 2017
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.
18 Jul 2017
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.
20 Jun 2017
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.
10 May 2017
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.
06 May 2017
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.
14 Apr 2017
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."
07 Apr 2017
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.
10 Feb 2017
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.
02 Feb 2017
Vatican "concerned" about Trump's wall, travel ban
The Holy See's number three, Monsignor Angelo Becciu today voiced concern over Donald Trump's executive orders of building a wall and suspending immigration.
30 Jan 2017
World leaders react to Trump's controversial immigration ban
US President Donald Trump's executive order banning all refugees and migrants from seven Muslim-majority countries has sent shock-waves around the world.