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Vietnam shrugs off US human rights group’s report on police abuse -- Vietnam's police continue to torture

Thanh Nien News

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Vietnamese government has dismissed a recent Human Rights Watch report about systematic police brutality in the country’s justice system as false. 1,104 more words

Subsidizing Brazil’s Production of Cluster Munitions

By Mark Hiznay, Senior Researcher, Arms Division of Human Rights Watch

On Monday (15 September), the Brazilian media outlet UOL Notícias published an investigative report… 633 more words

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Thailand: Thousands of Migrant Children Detained

Thailand holds thousands of migrant children in detention each year, causing them physical and emotional harm, Human Rights Watch said in a report released in early September. 534 more words

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Russia: Children with disabilities face violence, neglect - Human Rights Watch

(Moscow) – Nearly 30 percent of all children with disabilities in Russia live in state orphanages where they may face violence and neglect. Russia should stop abuse of children with  1,038 more words

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Laos stands out...

Laos stands out in contrast to neighbours like Myanmar, which despite its long-time rule by the military managed to develop an independent civil society, according to John Sifton, Asia Advocacy Director of the Washington-based Human Rights Watch.

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Human Rights Watch calls for probe of Iraqi airstrike that killed 31 civilians

BAGHDAD – An international rights group called Sunday for an investigation into an Iraqi airstrike on a school housing displaced families that killed 31 civilians, including 24 children, a day after the country’s new prime minister ordered the army to stop shelling militant-held populated areas to minimize civilian casualties. 769 more words

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Human Rights Watch accuses Israel of war crimes in Gaza

JERUSALEM Thu Sep 11, 2014

A Palestinian boy holds his sister near the ruins of their family’s house, which witnesses said was destroyed during the Israeli offensive, in the east of Gaza City September 10, 2014. 631 more words

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