Human Rights

El Salvador urged to uphold human rights amid state of emergency

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The National Palace of El Salvador in the capital San Salvador.

Pakistan: Prisoners Deprived of Adequate Health Care

Pakistani authorities have systematically deprived prisoners of adequate health care, leaving thousands at risk of disease and death, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on March 29, 2023. Outdated and discriminatory bail laws have led to...

Vietnam: Drop Charges against Human Rights Activist

Vietnamese authorities should immediately release land rights activist Truong Van Dung and drop all charges against him, Human Rights Watch said on March 27,2023. Police in Hanoi arrested Truong Van Dung in May 2022 on charges of “conducting...

Rights expert urges India to stop crackdown on Kashmir activists

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Friday prayers in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir.

Nepal: Transitional Justice Bill Needs to Protect Victims, not Abusers

A bill to amend Nepal’s transitional justice legislation does not fully meet the country’s domestic law or international legal obligations and will not provide justice for victims if adopted in its current form, Amnesty International, Human Rights...

Iran: possible crimes against humanity, absence of accountability - top rights expert

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An aerial view of Tehran, Iran's capital city.

Pakistan: Drop Overbroad Terrorism Charges

The police in Pakistan have used abusive measures in the escalating confrontation between police and Imran Khan’s supporters, Human Rights Watch said on March 21, 2023.

Haiti/France: Journalist Sued for Exposing Sex Abuse in Haiti Soccer

A French investigative journalist who exposed sexual abuse accusations against Yves Jean-Bart, the former Haiti football federation president, is facing a defamation lawsuit by Jean-Bart, Human Rights Watch said on March 21, 2023.

Kyrgyzstan: Free the 22 ‘Kempir-Abad’ Protest Detainees

Twenty-two civil activists, bloggers, journalists, and politicians who disagreed with the government over a border issue and are currently in pretrial facilities in Kyrgyzstan should be immediately released and their due process rights upheld, Human...

South Sudan: Violence against civilians ticks up despite fall in attacks overall

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Waves of fighting have displaced families in the Upper Nile State in South Sudan...