Bombing ends lull in violence against Pakistani minority

Bombing ends lull in violence against Pakistani minority

KARACHI, Pakistan, March 13 (UPI Next) --A suicide bombing that killed dozens of Shiite religious pilgrims on a bus near Quetta ended a lull in violence against Pakistan's Hazara minority.
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U.N.'s Ban condemns Thai political violence

UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- There is no place for violence when it comes to finding ways to settle political confrontations in Thailand, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.

HRW: Thai conflict goes from bad to worse

NEW YORK, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Human Rights Watch said political confrontations in Thailand have gone from bad to worse as the death toll since November mounts.

Thai unrest troubles Human Rights Watch

BANGKOK, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Human Rights Watch said Tuesday protest leaders in Thailand should end their violence, though authorities should permit peaceful opposition.

Rights group condemns proposed Afghan punishment of stoning

NEW YORK, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- The Afghan government should reject a proposal to restore stoning as punishment for adultery, the advocacy organization Human Rights Watch said Monday.

Thailand's lower house passes amnesty bill; Shinawatra could return

BANGKOK, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Thailand's lower house of Parliament passed an amnesty bill Friday that would allow former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra to return to the country.

Bangladeshi activist Adilur Khan accused of spreading lies about gov't

DHAKA, Bangladesh, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Bangladesh authorities have arrested prominent human rights activist Adilur Rahman Khan on suspicion of spreading false information about the government, Bangladesh News 24 reported.

Thai police prepare for amnesty bill protesters

BANGKOK, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Police in Bangkok Wednesday set up a perimeter around Parliament to brace for demonstrators opposed to a proposed amnesty bill, officials said.

Britain warns against traveling to Myanmar

LONDON, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- The British government said Tuesday it was advising against travel to parts of Myanmar because of a serious threat of civil unrest.

Thailand called out by Human Rights Watch over amnesty bill

BANGKOK, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Human Rights Watch urged Thailand's government Monday to revise an amnesty bill to exclude people who ordered or carried out human rights abuses.

Colombo police arrest cop in contract killing inquiry

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, June 12 (UPI) -- Police in Sri Lanka are questioning a senior police officer arrested over the alleged contract killing of a millionaire shoe businessman last month.

HRW: End Myanmar's Muslim child limitations

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar, May 28 (UPI) -- Human rights workers called on Myanmar to end a two-child limit on minority Muslim families living in the country.

Japan told to lean on Myanmar

TOKYO, May 24 (UPI) -- The Japanese government needs to ensure it's getting a return on its investments in Myanmar by making human rights a priority, Human Rights Watch said.

Myanmar evacuation boat capsizes, more than 50 feared drowned

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar, May 15 (UPI) -- More than 50 people, believed to be Rohingya Muslims being evacuated ahead of a cyclone, were missing or feared drowned after their boat capsized off Myanmar.

Rights group charges Afghan government abused peaceful protesters

KABUL, Afghanistan, May 8 (UPI) -- Afghan authorities should investigate the arrest and alleged torture of peaceful protesters by security forces, an international rights group says.
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