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Most of the 600 women in jail were victims of sexual assault and family violence who had run away from their attackers.
Human Rights Watch says Arabs fought for freedom, yet have so far failed to protect freedom of speech
HRW demands the government release a confidential fact-finding report which implicates the army in human rights abuses
Rights groups have condemned the case as “politically motivated”
Watchdog says decree breaches the International Convention on Civil and Political Rights
Over 300 children detained during protests over past year, says HRW report condemning abuse
The deadly militia attack happened on Friday in Sigili village, about 30 kilometres southeast of the North Darfur state capital El-Fasher
Condemnation from human rights organisations
HRW reported increased use of cluster bombs in the past week, notably in the Maaret al-Numan area.
Israel pushes ahead with the deportation of migrants to several African countries
By AFP CAIRO: Human Rights Watch on Tuesday called on Egypt’s military rulers to end all investigations and trials of children before military courts. The New York-based rights watchdog said that together with an Egyptian activist group, No Military Trials for Civilians, it had documented 43 cases of juveniles taken before military prosecutors since a …
By Mai Shams El-Din CAIRO: Head of the Cairo Criminal Court, Justice Makram Awwad adjourned until April 10 the trial of non-Egyptian NGOs charged with illicit foreign funding, ordering the Prosecutor General to summon the American defendants who left the country to the next session. Meanwhile, Human Rights Watch urged Egyptian authorities to drop the charges …
By AFP DUBAI: Human Rights Watch on Tuesday called for the release of hundreds of Bahraini pro-democracy activists arrested after last year’s uprising and for all charges against them to be dropped. “Grossly unfair military and civilian trials have been a core element in Bahrain’s crackdown on pro-democracy protests,” HRW said. Cases “against everyone convicted …
CAIRO: The year 2011 saw “no improvement” in the protection of human rights since the fall of Hosni Mubarak, according to a report released by a leading international watchdog Sunday. Human Rights Watch (HRW), during the launch in Cairo of its “2011 World Report,” was critical of the conduct of Egyptian security forces, which are …
CAIRO: Human Rights Watch on Monday urged Egypt’s new parliament to scrap laws dating from the Mubarak regime that curb freedoms and "shield" official abuse. "Egypt’s newly elected parliament should urgently reform the arsenal of laws used by the Mubarak government to restrict freedoms," the watchdog said in a report released just days before parliament …