(Dakar) – Alassane Ouattara should take concrete measures to ensure that troops under his command fighting in Côte d’Ivoire’s commercial capital, Abidjan, do not commit reprisals or other abuses against civilians or supporters of Laurent Gbagbo, Human…Continue Reading

(Bangkok) – Vietnam should immediately release the human rights and environmental defender Cu Huy Ha Vu, Human Rights Watch said today. Dr. Vu was arrested on November 5, 2010, and is being prosecuted under article 88 of the penal code for "propag…Continue Reading

Eight years have passed since the United States-led invasion ended Saddam Hussein’s totalitarian reign and promised Iraq a democratically elected alternative respectful of its citizens’ rights.
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Throughout the Philippines in March there have been vibrant marches and celebrations for National Women’s Month. The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines has also joined in with marches and protests of its own, but unfortunately these are to…Continue Reading

The Malaysian government should drop politically motivated charges against 52 members of an ethnic Indian organization before their trials start on April 4, 2011, Human Rights Watch said today. The 52 are charged …Continue Reading

By Donatella Rovera, Amnesty International’s
Crisis Researcher
1 April 2011, Ajdabiya
Ajdabiya, a city of more than 100,000 people, is again empty of its residents. Yesterday, even the few residents who had begun to return earlier in the week w…Continue Reading

GENEVA (Reuters) – The United Nations human rights office called on Ivorian presidential claimant Alassane Ouattara on Friday to rein in his forces, citing what it said were unconfirmed reports they had abducted and mistreated civilians.Continue Reading