Tag Archives: Human Rights Watch

17 August 19

HRW: Eritrean high schoolers face abuse, forced labour

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says high school students in Eritrea face forced labour and abuse in the country. In a report published earlier this month, HRW revealed young Eritrans spend their final year at school at military camps, preparing for
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16 August 19

HRW: Ethiopian migrants face violence, rights abuses in the Gulf

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says Ethiopian migrants are facing violence, human trafficking, exploitation, torture and abusive prison conditions in Yemen and the Gulf region.

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14 August 19

Burundi: HRW calls for justice over Gatumba Massacre

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called upon authorities in Burundi to complete criminal proceedings over the 2004 Gatumba refugee camp attack that killed more than 150 Congolese civilians.

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03 August 19

HWR calls on South Sudan to release detained airport officials

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called upon authorities in South Sudan to release six airport officials who have been detained without trial since November 2018.

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16 March 19

Eritrea: HRW raises concern as forced conscription continues

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has raised concern that Eritrea’s controversial policy of forced conscription continues, despite a peace deal signed with neighbouring Ethiopia last year.

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24 February 19

HRW: DRC police killed, ‘forcibly disappeared’ 34 youths

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) killed at least 27 young men and “forcibly disappeared” seven others during an anti-crime campaign between May and September 2018. According to HRW, the campaign known
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17 December 18

HRW: Kenya police, military harassing environmental activists

Police and the military in Kenya are harassing environmental activists protesting a giant infrastructure project in Lamu county, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW).

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30 April 18

This is what HRW has to say about the human rights situation in Eritrea

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has been examining events in Eritrea since the country first gained independence from Ethiopia in 1991. After a bitter 30-year war, tensions between the two countries remain and border disputes are a regular threat to stability
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15 February 17

Tanzanian schools criticised for expelling pregnant girls, sexual abuse and corporal punishment

Human Rights Watch has criticised schools in Tanzania for widespread sexual abuse, corporal punishment and a policy for kicking out pregnant girls.

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24 January 17

HRW: Burundi’s ruling party youth killing scores of people

A new report from Human Rights Watch (HRW) says members of Burundi’s ruling party youth league is torturing and killing scores of people across the country.

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