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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.

Rights group frets over Tunisian abuses

TUNIS, Tunisia, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Human Rights Watch said Thursday it was concerned by the alleged mistreatment of a suspect in the assassination of Tunisian opposition leader Chokri Belaid.

Al-Qaida wreaking havoc on Iraq

BAGHDAD, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- There's no political goal that justifies the horrific level of violence carried out by al-Qaida in Iraq, Human Rights Watch said in condemning weekend attacks.

Justice absent in Libya, human rights group says

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Libya hasn't been able to establish a functioning justice system since the collapse of Col. Moammar Gadhafi's regime in 2011, Human Rights Watch said.

Moroccan student remains jailed for insulting king

RABAT, Morocco, July 16 (UPI) -- Human rights workers are calling on the Moroccan government to free a student jailed for deprecating comments he made about the king that were put online.
At least 30 reported dead in Egyptian political violence

At least 30 reported dead in Egyptian political violence

CAIRO, July 5 (UPI) -- At least 30 people were killed in Egypt Friday and Saturday in fighting between soldiers and supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi, witnesses said.

91 women assaulted during Egypt protests

CAIRO, July 3 (UPI) -- Mobs sexually assaulted and in some cases raped at least 91 women in Tahrir Square over four days of Egyptian protests, anti-harassment groups said.

Rights group says Emirati gov't at low point

BEIRUT, Lebanon, July 3 (UPI) -- Most of the government critics sentenced to jail in the United Arab Emirates were isolated from legal counsel for nearly a year, Human Rights Watch said.

7 imprisoned for Facebook posts

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, June 30 (UPI) -- Saudi Arabia has sentenced seven government critics to prison for inciting protests and harming public order through Facebook, court officials said.

Rights criticism of Egypt grows

NEW YORK, June 27 (UPI) -- Human Rights Watch said Thursday the sectarian climate in Egypt was getting tense after four Shiite villagers were lynched in a village near Cairo.

Libyan laws 'draconian,' rights group says

TRIPOLI, Libya, June 21 (UPI) -- Human Rights Watch called on Libyan authorities to drop charges against political party officials facing the death penalty for insulting Islam.
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