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Egypt accuses Human Rights Watch of violating sovereignty

Egypt accuses Human Rights Watch of violating sovereignty

CAIRO, Aug. 13 (UPI) --Egypt has accused Human Rights Watch of violating its sovereignty after the non-profit released a report accusing the Egyptian government of mass atrocities.
JC Finley
Rights group denied entry into Egypt after allegations

Rights group denied entry into Egypt after allegations

LONDON, Aug. 11 (UPI) --Officials of the activist group Human Rights Watch claimed they were denied entry to Egypt as they arrived with a report critical of Egyptian security actions.
Ed Adamczyk
Israel warns Gaza residents of further airstrikes

Israel warns Gaza residents of further airstrikes

JERUSALEM, July 16 (UPI) --Israel warned 100,000 Gaza residents to abandon their neighborhoods Wednesday after a night of airstrikes against the homes and offices of Hamas leaders.
Ed Adamczyk

Yemen to hold off on commission of inquiry

SANAA, Yemen, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Yemeni President Abdu Rabbo Mansour Hadi said he would delay opening a commission of inquiry into past government abuses until at least June.

Suicide bomber kills 22 outside military base in Baghdad

BAGHDAD, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Twenty-two Iraqi army recruits were killed and 31 were injured in a suicide bombing at Muthana airfield in Baghdad, officials said.

Rein in militias, Human Rights Watch tells Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Human Rights Watch said Monday the Libyan government needs to do more with its investigation into deadly clashes between militias and protesters.

Rights group frets over Egypt's tolerance for dissent

NEW YORK, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Human Rights Watch said the Egyptian government was sending a "dangerous message" to the Muslim Brotherhood with the sentencing of dissenters.

HRW: Egypt illegally detained Morsi aides

NEW YORK, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Human Rights Watch said the military in Egypt is holding members of the government of ousted President Mohamed Morsi in secret locations.

Iraqi authorities fail to make progress in journalist slayings

MOSUL, Iraq, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Human Rights Watch says Iraq is investigating the slayings of four journalists but has yet to make any arrests or charge anyone for the attacks.
Erase amnesty law, HRW tells Yemen

Erase amnesty law, HRW tells Yemen

SANAA, Yemen, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Middle East director for Human Rights Watch Sarah Leah Whitson called on Yemeni lawmakers to endorse a measure to erase an amnesty law from the books.

Rights group finds signs of Iraqi police abuse

BAGHDAD, June 11 (UPI) -- An Iraqi federal police commander played a role in the summary execution of four men and a 15-year-old boy last month, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.

Bahrain 'a haven for torturers'

BEIRUT, Lebanon, May 15 (UPI) -- The latest claim that a human rights defender was abused while in Bahraini custody suggests the country is "a haven for torturers," Human Rights Watch said.

Libyan law bars Gadhafi-era officials

TRIPOLI, Libya, May 6 (UPI) -- A law passed by the Libyan Parliament banning former regime members from government office is too vague, Human Rights Watch said.

Iraqi protest assault goes unpunished

BAGHDAD, May 6 (UPI) -- It's unlikely that the Iraqi government will hold anyone accountable for a deadly crackdown on demonstrators near Kirkuk, the deputy prime minister said.

British governments honors UAE ties

LONDON, May 2 (UPI) -- The British government has a long history of friendship with the United Arab Emirates, British Foreign Secretary William Hague said.
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Sarah Leah Whitson is an American human rights activist and director of the Middle East and North Africa division of Human Rights Watch.

Whitson was reared by a mother who was born in the Armenian quarter of Jerusalem's Old City. She spent childhood summers with family in Lebanon, Syria and Jordan.

In 1988, Whitson graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley, located in Berkeley, California, taking time to study abroad in Egypt. In 1991, she graduated with a Juris Doctor degree from the Harvard Law School, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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