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Human rights group seeks Myanmar inquiry

MEIKTILA, Myanmar, April 1 (UPI) -- Human rights advocates are calling for an investigation into sectarian violence against Muslims during clashes in which 40 people were killed in Myanmar.

Myanmar destruction troubles rights group

BANGKOK, April 1 (UPI) -- Myanmar is called in to move into the wake of sectarian violence in the country by examining claims of wanton destruction, Human Rights Watch said Monday.

Khmer Rouge tribunal told to get to work

NEW YORK, March 15 (UPI) -- The death of a senior figure from the Khmer Rouge regime suggests a tribunal investigating war crimes in the 1970s isn't efficient, Human Rights Watch said.

HRW: Thailand not helping Myanmar reforms

NEW YORK, March 14 (UPI) -- The Thai government is called on to grant ethnic Rohingya people refugee status as they flee Myanmar, not shoot them, said Human Rights Watch.

Report details torture in Sri Lanka

LONDON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Sri Lankan security forces use sexual violence to torture suspected members or supporters of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, a report indicates.

Vietnam is targeting its critics, HRW says

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- The conviction and jail sentences of 14 activists by a Vietnamese court marks a sharp escalation of government attacks on its critics, Human Rights Watch said.

Thai teachers return to work after killing

BAN BA-NGO, Thailand, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Most teachers in southern Thailand returned to school under heavy security a week after two teachers were gunned down by Muslim militants.

China not serious about Tibet, HRW says

NEW YORK, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Human Rights Watch said the growing number of self-immolations in Tibet serves as reminder that Beijing isn't serious about addressing Tibetans' grievances.

HRW slams Afghan plan for Taliban immunity

KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Afghanistan should reject any future deals that exchange immunity from prosecution for peace negotiations, an official with Human Rights Watch says.

Executions come amid peace process effort

KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- The latest executions of Taliban prisoners in Afghanistan come even as President Hamid Karzai's government seeks to resume peace effort with insurgents.

Eight prisoners hanged in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Eight death row prisoners were hanged in Afghanistan for crimes ranging from murder to treason, an adviser to President Hamid Karzai said.

Philippine court suspends cybercrime law

MANILA, Philippines, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- The Philippines Supreme Court voted to suspend immediately the new but controversial cybercrime law pending a review of its legality.

Vietnam hits back over blogger criticism

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Three bloggers jailed this week for carrying out "propoganda against the Socialist Republic of Vietnam" received an open and fair trial, the government said.

HRC: Pakistan must protect Shiite Muslims

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- The government of Pakistan must crack down on violence aimed at the country's Shiite Islam minority, Human Rights Watch says.

Myanmar still repressive, HRW says

NEW YORK, March 15 (UPI) -- A law on the right to peaceful assembly in Myanmar falls well short of international expectations, Human Rights Watch stated.
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