Al-Jazeera trial in Egypt adjourned to March

CAIRO, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- A trial for three al-Jazeera correspondents in Egypt was adjourned until March 5 after they pleaded not guilty to terrorism charges, al-Jazeera said Thursday.

HRW report documents abuses suffered by Iraqi women in prison

BAGHDAD, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Iraqi authorities detain thousands of Iraqi women, subjecting them to torture and mistreatment, including threats of sexual abuse, Human Rights Watch said.

HRW: Al-Qaida action in Iraq 'abhorrent'

BAGHDAD, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Human Rights Watch said Wednesday the slaying of Iraqi forces by members of al-Qaida is proof serious crimes are being committed in Iraq.

Probe police shootings, HRW tells Bahrain

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Bahrain has the opportunity to improve the government's image by investigating the recent police shooting of two suspects, Human Rights Watch said Thursday.

Yemen called to answer for December funeral attack

SANAA, Yemen, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Human Rights Watch called on the Yemeni government to reveal what happened in December when security forces fired on a funeral in southern al-Dhalai province.

Rights group questions Israeli shooting narrative

JERUSALEM, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Human Rights Watch said there's no evidence to support Israeli claims a 15-year-old boy shot and killed by Israeli troops posed any threat.

Rights group says Shiite Alawite sect targeted in Lebanon

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Members of the Shiite Alawite sect are victims of sectarian violence in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli, Human Rights Watch said Friday.
Israel criticized for targeting Palestinian rights group

Israel criticized for targeting Palestinian rights group

JERUSALEM, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- The Israeli military is harassing Palestinian prisoners' rights group Addameer using "vague" evidence for justification, Human Rights Watch said.

HRW: Alawite attack in August carried out by Syrian opposition

DAMASCUS, Syria, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Syrian opposition forces were behind an August attack on pro-government Alawite villages in which at least 190 people died, a Human Rights Watch report said.

Human Rights Watch says Libyan justice system in 'state of disarray'

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- "Tainted" death sentences given to former regime officials illustrate the "state of disarray" in Libya's justice system, Human Rights Watch said Friday.
Libya justice put to the test, U.N. says

Libya justice put to the test, U.N. says

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- The judicial system in post-war Libya is being tested by human rights and national security concerns, the U.N. envoy to Libya said.

HRW: Bahrain detains, abuses children

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Human Rights Watch said there was evidence to suggest children in Bahrain were jailed and abused by security forces.

Human Rights Watch: Freedom waning in Tunisia

TUNIS, Tunisia, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Tunisian authorities are taking drastic measures to silence their critics, Human Rights Watch said Friday.

Prisoners shot in Libyan prison, rights group says

TRIPOLI, Libya, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Human Rights Watch called on the Libyan government to conduct a probe into a prison riot in which more than a dozen detainees were injured.

Rights group critical of Saudi policy on NGOs

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Human Rights Watch called on parties to the U.N. Human Rights Council to monitor Saudi Arabia's record on civil organizations as it bids for a seat.
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Joe Stork is an American political activist and Deputy Director for Middle East and North Africa at Human Rights Watch. He holds an M.A. in International Affairs/Middle East Studies from Columbia University.

Before joining Human Rights Watch in 1996, Stork co-founded the Middle East Research & Information Project (MERIP) and was editor of its flagship publication, the Middle East Report. Stork served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Turkey. "He presently serves as chair of the Middle East Studies Association's Committee on Academic Freedom and sits on the advisory committees of the American Friends Service Committee, Foreign Policy in Focus and the Iraq Revenue Watch project of the Open Society Institute."

Stork's involvement with MERIP and anti-Israel activism before joining HRW have made him the object of criticism. Maariv reported that Stork was a "radical leftist" who had attended an anti-Zionist conference hosted by Saddam Hussein in 1976, and that MERIP had praised the murders of Israeli athletes in the Munich massacre. Kenneth Roth, executive director of HRW, has defended Stork by saying that these events took place thirty years ago, Stork was only one of several editors of MERIP at the time, and he later became a staunch critic of Hussein.

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