Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Tag: human rights watch

More Than 300 Child Soldiers Released In...

YAMBIO, South Sudan (AP) — More than 300 child soldiers were released Wednesday by armed groups in South Sudan, the second-largest such release since...

Protests Over Potential ‘Land Grab’ by Ethiopian...

Human Rights Watch says as many as 75 people have been killed by Ethiopian security forces in confrontations. The government acknowledges only five deaths. What's...

Report: Federal Prosecutors Push Defendants to Take...

A powerful report released by Human Rights Watch reveals the horrific effects of the U.S. plea bargain system on criminal defendants who are often...

New Reports Allege U.S. Drone Strikes May...

Two respected international groups, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, have released reports alleging that the Obama administration's drone program has violated international law and...

Activists Slam Obama For Failure to Close...

Even with the government shutdown and a debt-ceiling crisis looming, activists aren't trying to give President Obama a pass, sending a letter today accusing...

Eritrea, Canadian Company Using Forced Labor in...

The government of Eritrea and a Canadian company together constructed mines worth billions of dollars in Eritrea, using forced labor  described as abusive by...

French-Malian Troops Advance North, Beating Back Rebels

With French bombs from the air and the Malian army on the ground, the combined force retook the strategic town of Diabaly in the...

Sri Lankan Woman Executed in Saudi Arabia...

Saudi Arabia executed a Sri Lankan woman convicted of killing a baby more than five years ago, despite years of protests and appeals. At...

U.S. and NATO Forces Killed Dozens of...

In their rush to take down the late Col. Muammar Gaddafi last year in Libya, NATO forces wound up killing at least 72 civilians—including...