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Tag: Human Rights Watch
October 22, 2014 | 4:07 pm
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Human Rights Watch labeled the shooting deaths of two Palestinian teenagers by Israeli soldiers during a West Bank protest an Israeli war crime.
In a report titled “Killing of Children Apparent War Crime” published Monday, the human rights group said the soldiers used live...
August 21, 2013 | 9:33 am
This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.
Hani Abu Aliyan, 28, has been convicted of two separate murders in the Gaza Strip. In the first case, he was only 14-years old in 2000 when he allegedly sexually assaulted and killed another boy. In a separate incident, he...
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December 19, 2012 | 9:34 am
Human Rights Watch has removed Richard Falk, United Nations special rapporteur on Palestinian human rights, from one of its local committees.
Falk, who has compared Israel's treatment of the Palestinians to the actions of the Nazis and suggested that the U.S. government may have...
November 28, 2012 | 9:41 am
Trying to stop the Internet these days may feel like Sisyphus pushing a rock to the top of the mountain. But officials in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are certainly giving it a try.
A new cyber-crime law issued by UAE President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan protects credit...
October 26, 2012 | 9:54 am
October 22, 2012 | 9:43 am
On Saturday, Human Rights Watch released a report indicating that Yemeni government soldiers raided some hospitals in the southern port city of Aden in search of suspected Al-Qa’ida terrorists.
The report further stated that army troops have stormed hospitals and medical...
October 16, 2012 | 1:44 pm
For weeks now, the Ankara government has been saying that the number of 100,000 Syrian refugees in Turkey was a “psychological limit” – the point at which the border crossings would be closed. This week, the Turkish Disaster Management Agency, Afad, announced that there are now...