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Russia: Court Orders Rights Group Closed

A court order to close a leading rights group in Russia is a new low in the government’s vicious crackdown on independent groups. On February 10, 2016, the regional court of Tatarstan issued a ruling to dissolve the Agora Human Rights Association, upholding an administrative suit filed by the Justice Ministry. 569 more words

LGBT

Indonesia: Flurry of Anti-Gay Statements by Officials

Indonesia’s government should defend the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and publicly condemn officials’ grossly discriminatory remarks, Human Rights Watch said today in a… 313 more words

LGBT

Malaysia: Human Rights Watch Urges President Obama To Speak in Support of Human Rights, Problems of Corruption

Former opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is in prison after he was convicted of sodomising his former aide. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, February 9, 2016. 284 more words

NME Daily Briefing- February 8th

Iraq: after executing one of Al-Qaida Saudi leaders in Iraq in the last 24 hours, 7 more captured Saudis who are sentenced to death in Iraq are expected to face the same in the coming days. 280 more words

Egypt

La Semaine Dernière A Mes Yeux

(22 janvier— 29 janvier)

Plusieurs rapports sur la situation des droits de l’homme et de la corruption de Bangladesh ont été publiés la semaine dernière. 653 more words

Analysis

[Press Release] Philippines: Aquino’s Doubtful Legacy on Rights No Real Progress on Justice for Serious Abuses -HRW

Philippines: Aquino’s Doubtful Legacy on Rights
No Real Progress on Justice for Serious Abuses

(New York, January 28, 2016) – Philippine President Benigno Aquino III’s six-year term in office will end in mid-2016 without achieving his promised goal to significantly improve human rights in the country, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2016. 540 more words

Human Rights

Human Rights Watch: World Report 2016: Ethiopia: Events of 2015

In Ethiopia in 2015 there were continuing government crackdowns on opposition political party members, journalists, and peaceful protesters, many of whom experienced harassment, arbitrary arrest, and politically motivated prosecutions. 3,223 more words