Tag: Human Rights Watch
The African Union should push for an early deployment of observers to Zimbabwe to monitor the forthcoming elections that are seen as a turning point to the country’s long-running political problems, Human Rights Watch said here Wednesday.
Mali’s newly appointed Prime Minister, Diango Sissoko, should take urgent measures to end rights abuses by the security forces and address rising ethnic tensions linked to the occupied northern provinces, Human Rights Watch said Thursday.
PRINT EMAIL SHAREMYANMAR: Bleak prospects for Chin refugees in IndiaPhoto: Amelia Shepherd-Smith/IRINThere are more than 10,000 Chin in New Delhi NEW DELHI, 21 June 2012 (IRIN) – In a slum in New Delhi, the Indian capital, Chhery Lem*, 37, from the Chin ethnic minority group in Myanmar, recoils at the stench from a broken sewage pipe in the rundown apartment block where she and her three young children live with numerous other refugee families. In the evening, she will go to the night markets and scavenge for vegetables among those the market sellers have discarded on the ground. The Chins have suffered human rights violations by Myanmar’s military rulers for years.
The New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) has accused the Ethiopian government of forcibly “uprooting” thousands of local people from their ancestral to facilitate the establishment of a state-run sugar plantation.
HARARE, 15 March 2012 (IRIN) – Zimbabwe’s ambitious plan to offer an HIV test to every household in the country is not yet under way but is already being met with scepticism by activists who feel this is not a priority for the country, especially with global HIV/AIDS funding on the decline.
Human Rights Watch Sharply Criticizes Russia And China for Blocking Action on Syria in the U.N. Security Council
In a new report, Human Rights Watch sharply criticizes Russia and China for blocking action on Syria in the U.N. Security Council and takes aim at other countries that it says have also been obstacles to stopping the 10-month violent repression in Syria.
After winning a little more than 40 percent of the seats in Tunisia’s new Constituent Assembly, the moderate Islamist Ennahda party is in talks with secular rivals about forming a coalition government. Despite Ennahda’s inclusive rhetoric, some fear it may roll back Tunisia’s secular, pro-western policies. Protests erupted against Ennahda on Friday.