The authorities should immediately rein in the security forces and disarm pro-government provocateursYemeni clerics urge restraint Feb 21, 2011
President Assad talks reform but continues to practice repression, not only through the widespread killings of demonstrators but also through mass arrestsHoms scene of crackdown by Syrian forces Jul 21, 2011
The UAE is punishing peaceful criticism by investigating activists for 'opposing the government,Rights Watch: UAE holds anti-regime rebels Apr 26, 2011
If Red Crescent volunteers are not safe from harm, who isHuman Rights Watch: Nobody safe in Syria Sep 15, 2011
Sadly this is not the first gruesome report of what appears to be the summary execution of detainees in the final days of the Gadhafi government's control of TripoliRights groups uncovers war crimes in Libya Aug 29, 2011
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.