Feb 13, 2015

Burundi executed dozens of surrendered rebels: rights group

Burundian troops executed at least 47 surrendered rebels last month, part of a “broader pattern” of violence coming ahead of key elections, Human Rights Watch said Thursday, claims rejected by the government. Members of the ruling party’s youth wing known as the Imbonerakure also ...

Sep 11, 2014

Human Rights Watch accuses Israel of war crimes in Gaza

Human Rights Watch accused Israel of committing war crimes by attacking three U.N.-run schools in the Gaza Strip in fighting in July and August, killing Palestinian civilians who had sheltered there. The New York-based group issued a report on Thursday that it described as ...

Sep 4, 2014

IS jihadists may have executed up to 700 prisoners in Iraq: HRW

Evidence indicates that militants from the Islamic State jihadist group executed more than 500 captives in Iraq earlier this year, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday. Around 1,700 soldiers surrendered to IS in June after its fighters seized second city Mosul and swept south ...

Tensions grow in Ukraine over Russia troop buildup on border

Aug 7, 2014

Tensions grow in Ukraine over Russia troop buildup on border

As the steadily advancing Ukrainian army sets its sights on reclaiming the largest rebel-held city in eastern Ukraine, tension is building over whether a large Russian army lying in wait just across the border will step in to protect the separatists. President Vladimir Putin ...

Chinese prostitutes 'routinely extorted, abused'

May 15, 2013

Chinese prostitutes 'routinely extorted, abused'

Police raids on brothels in China have a pattern, sex workers say, often occurring a few days ahead of politically sensitive events or whenever someone in government orders an antipornography campaign to please the leadership. It is during these times, the workers say, that ...