UN, HRW Say African Migrants being Abused in Yemen
African migrants and asylum seekers in Yemen are being subjected to physical and sexual abuse in detention, Human Rights Watch (HRW) and the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said.
HRW: Minister of Interior Threatens Online Crackdown
Human Rights Watch said that Bahrain’s interior minister has threatened to crackdown on dissidents and activists who criticize the government online.
HRW Deems Nabeel Rajab’s Prison Sentence Latest Chapter in Years of Persecution
Human Rights Watch condemned the court ruling issued against prominent Bahraini activist Nabeel Rajab sentencing him to an additional five years in prison.
AFP: Bahrain Deports 8 after Revoking their Citizenship (HRW)
Bahrain has deported eight people to war-torn Iraq after revoking their citizenship and making them stateless, Human Rights Watch said Sunday, accusing the Gulf monarchy of exiling dissidents.
HRW: Bahrain Stifles Dissent
Human Rights Watch said on Thursday (January 18) in its 2018 annual report that Bahrain continued its downward spiral on human rights during 2017 as the government harassed, intimidated, imprisoned, and prosecuted human rights defenders and their relatives.
HRW: Saudi Arabia’s New Counterterrorism Law May Be Used to Oppress Peaceful Opposition
Human Rights Watch (HRW) said today that Saudi Arabia’s new counterterrorism law includes vague and overly broad definitions of acts of terrorism, in some cases punishable by death.
HRW: Sayed Alawi will be among First Civilians to Face Military Court, Justice is Last Thing Bahrainis can Expect
A telecom engineer forcibly disappeared by security forces a year ago will be among the first civilians to face a military court under an April 2017 constitutional amendment, Human Rights Watch said today.
Kuwait Scraps Mandatory DNA Testing Law
Kuwait has dropped a controversial counterterrorism law mandating DNA testing for all citizens, residents and visitors which had been passed following a 2015 suicide attack, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.
HRW: Nabeel Rajab’s Trial Postponed while Saudi Arabia is Threatening to Prevent Int’l Investigation about War on Yemen
In Bahrain –Saudi Arabia’s neighbor and part of the coalition bombing Yemen – a court on Wednesday postponed the trial of the country’s prominent human rights defender, Nabeel Rajab.
HRW: Bahrain's Glossy PR Campaign Cannot be Allowed to Cover up its Complete Disregard of Substantive UPR Recommendations
Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged Bahrain to accept and implement the most important recommendations coming out of its 2017 UPR review regarding criminal justice reform and respect for all core human rights.
Rights Groups Condemn Saudi Arrests as Crackdown on Dissent
The campaign group Human Rights Watch on Friday condemned the arrest by Saudi authorities of some 30 clerics, intellectuals and activists this week as a "coordinated crackdown on dissent", and Amnesty International echoed the sentiment.
Human Rights Watch Denounces “Crackdown on Dissent” in Saudi Arabia
Human Rights Watch on Friday condemned a "coordinated crackdown on dissent" by Saudi authorities who have arrested dozens of people including prominent clerics in the ultra-conservative kingdom.
Human Rights Watch: Saudi Religion Textbooks Promote Intolerance and Hatred against Shia, Sufis, Christians & Jews
Saudi Arabia’s school religious studies curriculum contains hateful and incendiary language toward religions and Islamic traditions that do not adhere to its interpretation of Sunni Islam, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday.
Human Rights Watch says Saudi-led Air Strikes in Yemen are War Crimes
Human Rights Watch accused the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen of war crimes on Tuesday, saying its air strikes killed 39 civilians including 26 children in two months.
Arab Gulf States’ Assault on Online Activists, Human Rights Watch
Gulf governments have sustained their campaigns to silence peaceful critics during the first half of 2017, stated Human Rights Watch, updating an interactive website, created in November 2016, featuring targeted human rights activists.
Saudi Arabia should Clarify Status of Ex-Crown Prince: HRW
Saudi Arabia must clarify whether they have imposed movement restrictions on former crown prince Mohammed bin Nayef, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday, saying the kingdom should end all arbitrary travel bans and detentions of Saudi citizens.
HRW Launches “140 Characters” Featuring Gulf Activists Detained, Targeted for Online Activism
Human Rights Watch launched a feature entitled “140 Characters” that presents the profiles of 140 prominent Bahraini, Kuwaiti, Omani, Qatari, Saudi, and Emirati social and political rights activists and dissidents, and their struggles to resist government efforts to silence them.
HRW Condemns Sentence against Rajab, Says Verdict Reveals Sham Nature of Bahrain Judiciary
Human Rights Watch (HRW) condemned the verdict issued today by a Bahraini court, sentencing prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, to two years in prison.
Human Rights Watch: Al-Wasat’s Suspension Violates Right to Freedom of Expression
Bahraini authorities on June 4, 2017, ordered the immediate indefinite suspension of Al Wasat, the country’s only independent newspaper, said Human Rights Watch.
HRW, Amnesty Demand Saudi Arabia to Quash Death Sentences of 14 Shiite Protestors
Saudi Arabia should immediately quash the death sentences of 14 members of the Shia community for protest-related crimes, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said.