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  • Germany/Egypt: Agreement Risks Complicity in Abuses

    24 April 2017, by Human Rights Watch
    (Berlin) – The German parliament should reject a proposed security agreement with the Egyptian Interior Ministry, Human Rights Watch said today. The agreement, which is scheduled for a vote on April 28, 2017, lacks human rights protections and would be with a security agency whose officers have (...)
  • China: Don’t Force 8 Refugees Back to North Korea

    24 April 2017, by Human Rights Watch
    (Seoul) – China should immediately disclose the whereabouts of eight North Korean refugees currently detained in China, publicly pledge that none of them will be returned to North Korea, and provide them with asylum or allow departure to a third country of their choice, Human Rights Watch said (...)
  • Algeria: Inadequate Response to Domestic Violence

    23 April 2017, by Human Rights Watch
    (Beirut) – Police inaction, insufficient shelter space, and ineffective investigation and prosecution often leave domestic violence survivors in Algeria at risk of further mistreatment despite a new law criminalizing spousal abuse, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The 59-page (...)
  • Gambia: Justice for Jammeh-Era Abuses Crucial

    21 April 2017, by Human Rights Watch
    Expand Security forces stand next to the entrance of the Gambian high court in Banjul on December 5, 2016. © 2016 Reuters (Nairobi) – Gambia’s government should act to prosecute those responsible for grave crimes committed during the 22-year rule of Yahya Jammeh. Fair trials are crucial for (...)
  • Equatorial Guinea: Free Human Rights Defenders

    21 April 2017, by Human Rights Watch
    (Nairobi, April 21, 2017) – Equatorial Guinean authorities should immediately release two men who head the country’s leading human rights organization, seven human rights and transparency organizations said. The police detained Enrique Asumu and Alfredo Okenve, who head the Center for (...)
  • Egypt: Videos Show Army Executions in Sinai

    21 April 2017, by Human Rights Watch
    (Beirut) – Egyptian military forces in the northern Sinai Peninsula executed at least two and as many as eight unarmed detainees and covered up the killings to make it appear that the victims were armed “terrorists” shot to death in a raid, Human Rights Watch said today. Video of the killings, (...)
  • Russia: Court Bans Jehovah’s Witnesses

    20 April 2017, by Human Rights Watch
    (Moscow) – Russia’s Supreme Court ruled on April 20, 2017 that the Jehovah’s Witnesses organization should be closed down and no longer allowed to operate legally in Russia, Human Rights Watch said today. The ruling, which affects more than 100,000 Jehovah’s Witness worshippers across Russia, is a (...)
  • UAE: Free Prominent Rights Defender

    20 April 2017, by Human Rights Watch
    (Beirut) – Authorities in the United Arab Emirates should immediately release Ahmed Mansoor, an award-winning human rights defender who is facing charges that violate his right to freedom of expression, a coalition of 20 human rights organizations said today, one month after his arrest. Expand (...)
  • Gambia: Justice for Jammeh-Era Abuses Crucial

    20 April 2017, by Human Rights Watch
    Expand Security forces stand next to the entrance of the Gambian high court in Banjul on December 5, 2016. © 2016 Reuters (Nairobi) – Gambia’s government should act to prosecute those responsible for grave crimes committed during the 22-year rule of Yahya Jammeh. Fair trials are crucial for (...)
  • More Brands Should Reveal Where Their Clothes are Made

    20 April 2017, by Human Rights Watch
    (London) – More apparel and footwear companies should join 17 leading apparel brands that have aligned with an important new transparency pledge, a coalition of unions and human rights and labor rights advocates said in a joint report issued today. The pledge commits companies to publish (...)

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