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Human Rights Watch says Lebanon's current legislation on sexual harassment only deals with it as a criminal matter, neglecting prevention, monitoring, and labour law reform.

An Amnesty International investigation into the same events detailed how Eritrean troops "went on a rampage and systematically killed hundreds of civilians in cold blood."

Iran should probe deadly shooting on Pakistan border: <em>HRW</em>

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Iran should probe deadly shooting on Pakistan border: HRW

Human Rights Watch called on Iran Friday to investigate a deadly shooting by Revolutionary Guards against smugglers attempting to transport fuel into neighbouring Pakistan.

Russia releases video showing it bombed hospital in Aleppo

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Russia releases video showing it bombed hospital in Aleppo

Moscow has often denied its role in hitting civilian areas in Syria's civil war, but the video inadvertently shows it bombed a hospital

<em>HRW</em> urges Iran to probe deadly shooting on border

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HRW urges Iran to probe deadly shooting on border

Monday's shooting in the border area near the town of Saravan killed at least 10 people and wounded five, HRW said, citing Baluchi ...

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Egypt detainees languish in jail

In a practice dubbed by the country's legal and activist community as "recycling" or "rotation", inmates can end up in detention indefinitely - even after a court has ordered release.

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Egypt's political prisoners 'denied fruit, bread' during family visits

Political prisoners in Egypt have been prohibited from receiving specific food, including fruits and bread, from their visiting families, ...

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UAE-backed forces 'detained, tortured' Yemen journalist after Emmy-nominated report

Yemen journalist Adel Al-Hasani was arrested in September and has reportedly been tortured and mistreated by forces loyal to the UAE.

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Greece accused of downplaying lead risk in refugee camp

Human Rights Watch has accused Greece of neglecting concerns about lead poisoning at a new camp for refugees in Lesbos and failing to ...

Rights group demands Dubai princess 'proof of life’

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Rights group demands Dubai princess 'proof of life’

Human Rights Watch have called on Dubai to prove that Princess Latifa is alive, as international bodies call for her release.

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Saudi textbooks slammed over 'hateful language' against religious minorities

Human Rights Watch has found that the current school textbooks maintain language that disparages practices associated with religious minorities.

Saudi court sentences woman activist to eight years imprisonment

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Saudi court sentences woman activist to eight years imprisonment

Saudi human rights defender Israa Al-Ghomgham, 32, was sentenced to eight years in prison for documenting protests in the Al-Qatif region.

Lebanon begins Covid-19 vaccination drive

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Lebanon begins Covid-19 vaccination drive

The head of the critical care unit at Rafik Hariri University hospital, Dr. Mahmoud Hassoun, was the first person to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech.

Lebanon receives first 28,500 Covid vaccines

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Lebanon receives first 28,500 Covid vaccines

Lebanon received 28,500 doses of the much-anticipated Covid vaccine on Saturday, just a day ahead of the launch of an inoculation programme.

<em>HRW</em> accuses Australia of 'blocking' justice for Palestinians

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HRW accuses Australia of 'blocking' justice for Palestinians

Human Rights Watch condemned remarks by Australia's Foreign Minister saying that the country did not recognise the International Criminal ...

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Shelling in Ethiopia could amount to war crimes: HRW

Human Rights Watch has called on the United Nations to open an inquiry into the Ethiopian conflict and hold those responsible to account.

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Sexual assault cases rock Egypt with criticism over handling

Two cases of sexual assault in Egypt have revealed faults in prosecuting the accused and caring for victims.

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Qatar's FM pledges support for Lebanon during surprise visit

Qatar's foreign minister pledged support for Lebanon throughout rebuilding Beirut but said there is no initiative for reconciliation.

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ICC ruling heralds war crimes probe in Palestinian territories

The ICC ruled that it had jurisdiction over the situation in the occupied Palestinian territories, paving the way for a war crimes probe.

Mass grave discovery highlights Iraq's impunity gap

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Mass grave discovery highlights Iraq's impunity gap

Comment: One-sided justice in Iraq will not serve anyone's interests. Impunity for abusive security forces needs to end, writes Human Rights ...

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Amnesty, HRW call for investigation into Lokman Slim's killing

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch deplored the murder of Lokman Slim and urged for Lebanese authorities to implement a thorough ...

'Not like every time:' Beirut blast victims want truth

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'Not like every time:' Beirut blast victims want truth

Months after the blast at Beirut port, there has still been no international probe and no real accountability.

'No justice' six months after horrific Beirut blast: <em>HRW</em>

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'No justice' six months after horrific Beirut blast: HRW

The stalled Lebanese investigation into the Beirut blast has been riddled with serious problems, HRW has reported.

Rights group slams Turkey's 'illegal' transfer of Syria detainees

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Rights group slams Turkey's 'illegal' transfer of Syria detainees

HRW condemned the 'illegal transfers' to Turkey of more than 60 Syrians arrested by Ankara and its local proxies in Syria's northeast ...

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