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The jihadist group - previously known as ISIS - has committed barbaric acts against civilians and threatens to break up Iraq in its aim of establishing a caliphate across a large swathe of the Middle East, Iraq's human rights minister told an emergency debate at the UN Human Rights Council.
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Human Rights Watch said Monday one of the witnesses for its investigation into mass killings in Egypt last summer was detained, calling for his release.
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With communications cut, there is less information available about the situation in Luhansk than other areas in the east.
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The alleged beheading of Sergeant Ali al-Sayed is a horrific act and if true, would amount to a war crime.We remain concerned about the fate of the remaining captives.
Pro-Russian insurgents are regularly committing horrendous crimes. There are solid grounds to be seriously concerned about the safety and well-being of anyone held by insurgent forces in eastern Ukraine.
The final work of slain Marquette graduate James Foley will soon be released to the public.
"As president, Widodo should reverse the failings of the previous administration by giving priority to the human rights problems that have gotten worse over the past decade.
The Department of Special Investigation and the National Anti-Corruption Commission should not allow the criminal court's ruling to deter them from pursuing all avenues to bring those responsible for the 2010 killings to justice.
Beijing is trying to present as 'democratic' a process over which it will retain complete control.
Egypt has just lost one of its human rights pioneers, and Human Rights Watch has lost a dear friend, with the passing of Ahmed Seif Al Islam on August 27, 2014, following his hospitalization for heart ailments.
Pierre Claver Mbonimpa should be considered an asset to Burundi, not a threat. The Burundian authorities should drop all charges against him and free him.
Bahrain accepted the BICI's finding that its security forces tortured people in 2011, so it should face up to its treaty obligation to help the victims recover.These 13 prisoners should not be in jail in the first place, but that doesn't mean Bahrain can ignore its obligation to help them recover from torture by its security forces.
Amid all the carnage in Gaza, it's abhorrent that Hamas officials are adding to it by permitting, if not ordering, the summary execution of Palestinians deemed to be collaborators.
Updated: Mon Sep 01, 2014 02:06 pm
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