Home » Posts tagged with » Human Rights

Russia’s Crackdown on Salafi Muslims in Dagestan

\ \ \ \

Russia’s Crackdown on Salafi Muslims in Dagestan

The government’s response to a decade-long insurgency in Dagestan, a southern Russian republic, has been marked by serious human rights violations, Human Rights Watch said in a report released Thursday. Insurgents also have attacked civilians. The 97-page report, “‘Invisible War’: Russia’s Abusive Response to the Dagestan Insurgency,” and an accompanying video document human rights violations [...]

UN Demands Death Penalty Moratorium in Pakistan

\ \ \ \

UN Demands Death Penalty Moratorium in Pakistan

The top United Nations (UN) human rights official has urged the Government of Pakistan to reinstate its moratorium on the death penalty amid a sharp uptick in the number of executions in the country, the Organization’s human rights office reported. The Asian country cancelled its moratorium on the death penalty in the aftermath of the [...]

320,000 People Killed in Syrian Conflict

\ \ \ \

320,000 People Killed in Syrian Conflict

Humanitarian organization Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) has documented death of 230,618 persons since March 18, 2011 – which witnessed the fall of the first martyr in Daraa – until June 8, 2015. The casualties, according to SOHR, are as follows: Civilians: 108,086 civilians, including 11,493 children and 7371 women Rebel and Islamic fighters: [...]

Thailand Urged to Drop Charges Against Student Activists

\ \ \ \

Thailand Urged to Drop Charges Against Student Activists

Thai authorities should immediately drop criminal charges against 11 student activists who peacefully expressed opposition to military rule, Human Rights Watch said today. On May 22, 2015, Thai authorities arrested more than 40 activists in Bangkok and other provinces who were holding peaceful rallies to mark the first anniversary of the coup by the National [...]

Violence in Burundi Expected: UN Warns

\ \ \ \

Violence in Burundi Expected: UN Warns

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon remains concerned about the potential for escalating violence in Burundi and has reiterated his call for calm and restraint amid the African country’s simmering political tensions. In a statement issued Thursday by his spokesperson, the United Nations chief urged the Burundian authorities “to abide by their international commitments with respect [...]

U.S. Congress Warns India About Surat Singh Khalsa

\ \ \ \ \

U.S. Congress Warns India About Surat Singh Khalsa

By Rakesh Raman Six California congressional representatives issued a letter to United States Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday asking him to take up the cause of Surat Singh Khalsa, a U.S permanent resident on a hunger-strike in Punjab, India since January 16. “We are seriously concerned about the repressive actions that have been [...]

Will the New FIFA President End Abuses?

\ \ \ \

Will the New FIFA President End Abuses?

The next president of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) – world football’s governing body – should ensure that future host countries of the World Cup are required to comply with fundamental human rights norms, says Human Rights Watch. The FIFA presidential election will be held in Zurich today, May 29, 2015. The FIFA presidential [...]

Yemen: 200 Civilians Died in a Week

\ \ \

Yemen: 200 Civilians Died in a Week

Nearly 200 civilians have died in Yemen in the past week, as the country has seen its deadliest period of fighting since violence broke out on 26 March this year, according to figures released Tuesday by the United Nations human rights office. In the six days from 4 May to 10 May, the Office of [...]

Nepal Earthquake to Increase Risk of Trafficking

\ \ \ \ \

Nepal Earthquake to Increase Risk of Trafficking

In the wake of the catastrophic earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday, April 25, International Justice Mission’s (IJM) staff in Kolkata warns of the potential for increased vulnerability to human trafficking due to a lack of security and resources like food, water, and shelter. “Many people are now homeless, and girls will be lured to [...]

Communal Violence Increasing in India: US Report

\ \ \ \ \ \

Communal Violence Increasing in India: US Report

By Rakesh Raman The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has released its 2015 Annual Report, which has documented religious freedom violations in 33 countries. The report has kept India in a list of 10 countries where increased U.S. government attention is required to check the growing incidents of communal violence and human rights [...]

Islamic State Executed 2154 People in Syria

\ \ \ \ \

Islamic State Executed 2154 People in Syria

By Rakesh Raman The terrorist organization Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has executed 2,154 people since the declaration of its so-called “Caliphate.” Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), a human rights group that reports on the conflict in Syria, said today it has documented ISIS executions in Syria during the 10-month period since [...]

Azerbaijan Urged to Release Activists and Journalists

\ \ \ \

Azerbaijan Urged to Release Activists and Journalists

Azerbaijan’s international partners should insist on the release of wrongfully detained and imprisoned critics as the country prepares to host the first European Games, Human Rights Watch said today. The humanitarian organization also released a new video featuring prominent activists and journalists detained in the months leading up to the games. Azerbaijan will host the [...]

Page 1 of 6123Next ›Last »