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Burma: At least 228 Rohingya Muslim villages destroyed in just one month, says Human Rights Watch

Burma: At least 228 Rohingya Muslim villages destroyed in just one month, says Human Rights Watch

Tens of thousands of homes have been destroyed by Burmese military forces, say monitors… 664 more words
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In Custody. Police Torture and Abductions in Turkey

This report details credible evidence of 11 cases of serious abuse in detention, involving scores of individuals, all but one within the past seven months. The findings are based on interviews with lawyers and relatives, and a review of court transcripts, including allegations that police severely beat and threatened detainees, stripped them naked, and in some cases threatened them with sexual assault or sexually assaulted them. 58 more words

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Growing evidence detainees tortured in Turkey: HRW

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© AFP/File | Activists wearing handcuffs stage a protest over the vast wave of arrests in Turkey, where HRW says torture in police custody has become a “widespread” problem… 418 more words

“We Will Force You to Confess”. Torture and Unlawful Military Detention in Rwanda

This report documents unlawful detention in military camps and widespread and systematic torture by the military. Human Rights Watch found that judges and prosecutors ignored complaints from current and former detainees about the unlawful detention and ill-treatment, creating an environment of total impunity. 36 more words

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Rwanda military uses torture to force confessions: HRW

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© AFP/File | Soldiers march during Kagame’s swearing-in ceremony in August

KIGALI (AFP) – Rwanda’s military has used asphyxiation, electric shock and mock executions to torture confessions out of detainees, Human Rights Watch said in a report published Tuesday.The rights watchdog confirmed 104 cases of people being illegally detained and tortured in Rwandan military detention centres between 2010 and 2016, according to the 91-page report, which estimates the true figure is much higher. 334 more words

Conflict in Central African Republic- Reports of Horrific Sexual Violence

As conflict continues to rage in the Central African Republic, Human Rights Watch (HRW) are reporting over 300 cases of rape and sexual slavery, carried out against 296 women and girls since early 2013. 696 more words

Central African Republic: Sexual Violence as Weapon of War

Armed groups in the Central African Republic have used rape and sexual slavery as a tactic of war across the country during nearly five years of conflict. 49 more words

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