Tag: Human Rights Issue

July 9, 2019

Turkish NBA Player Enes Kanter Is A...

Turkish-born NBA basketball player Enes Kanter is a wanted man by Turkey, which has revoked his passport and considers him a terrorist for his association with an exiled spiritual leader accused of fomenting a 2016 coup attempt against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

June 16, 2019

Snapp Judgment: Iran Ride-Sharing C...

Under Islamic laws enforced in Iran since the 1979 revolution, women are required to cover their hair and body in public and avoid tight-fitting clothing

June 15, 2019

Dominican Republic: Policies Fuel T...

The report, “‘I Felt Like the World Was Falling Down on Me’: Adolescent Girls’ Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the Dominican Republic,” documents how authorities have stalled the rollout of a long-awaited sexuality education program, leaving hundreds of thousands of adolescent girls and boys without scientifically accurate information about their health

June 13, 2019

Mozambique: Education Barriers for ...

Children with albinism face insecurity and significant obstacles to accessing quality education in the Tete province of Mozambique, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The report, “‘From Cradle to Grave’: Discrimination and Barriers to Education for Persons with Albinism in Tete Province, Mozambique” is in the form of a special web feature with video and photos

May 28, 2019

Egypt: Serious Abuses, War Crimes i...

Human Rights Watch’s two-year investigation documented crimes including mass arbitrary arrests, enforced disappearances, torture, extrajudicial killings, and possibly unlawful air and ground attacks against civilians

March 27, 2019

Sudan’s Refugees in Egypt: Th...

The crisis in Sudan and turmoil in other parts of the Africa region have sent thousands of refugees fleeing their homelands in the hope of finding better lives for themselves and their children. Many are fleeing to Egypt, where Edward Yeranian reports the influx is causing a strain on resources

March 26, 2019

Clashes Erupt after Kurdish Prisone...

At least four Kurdish activists ended their lives this month in different Turkish prisons. They were protesting the jail conditions of rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan

March 6, 2019

Iraq: ISIS Child Suspects Arbitrari...

Iraqi and Kurdistan Regional Government authorities have charged hundreds of children with terrorism for alleged Islamic State (also known as ISIS) affiliation, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today

February 23, 2019

Hijabs & Harassment: How Iran ...

For more than a year now, the “Girls of Revolution Street” (and a few men) have conducted sporadic one-person protests against the hijab by removing their head scarves and waving them in crowded public spaces in the capital

February 1, 2019

Myanmar: Peaceful Critics Prosecute...

The report “Dashed Hopes: The Criminalization of Peaceful Expression in Myanmar” documents the use of broad and vaguely worded laws against activists, journalists, and ordinary citizens by Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy-led government

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