(Moscow) As a journalist for Russia’s leading independent newspaper, Novaya Gazeta, I have been lucky. For over a decade I’ve had the privilege to report extensively on dramatic current events in my country-including in Chechnya and other turbulent Nor…Continue Reading

(New York) – Syria’s prison authorities should immediately transfer women detained in the predominantly male `Adra prison to a facility for women, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities are holding at least 12 women among an estimated 7,000 men…Continue Reading

(New York) – Sudanese government forces have carried out a series of attacks on civilians since August 2010 in Jebel Marra, the mountainous rebel stronghold in central Darfur, Human Rights Watch said today. The government should halt the attacks and al…Continue Reading

The US has backed India’s candidacy for a permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council. The enormity of such a responsibility will be apparent sooner though, since India is scheduled to serve a two-year term on the Security Council starting ne…Continue Reading

(Washington, DC) – Victims of atrocities by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) have sent emotional personal pleas to US President Barack Obama, calling for urgent action to end attacks by the rebel group, Human Rights Watch said today.
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(Moscow) – The Ukrainian authorities should immediately return materials and equipment seized from the prominent human rights activist Dmytro Groisman and the organization he leads, and allow the group to resume its lawful human rights activities, Huma…Continue Reading