Human Rights Watch (HRW) has denounced xenophobic attacks against Africans and Asians in South Africa and has condemned the South African government’s inaction to stop them. The condemnation comes a year after the adoption of a government action plan to combat attacks against foreigners.
The humanitarian organization, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has condemned Tanzanian authorities’ increased repression of the nation’s opposition, the media, and non-governmental organizations ahead of the country’s general elections, scheduled for October 28th.
At least fourteen prisoners died from complications related to an infection by COVID-19 in a number of detention centers in Egypt, where the monitoring of the spread of coronavirus is very poor. The information is courtesy of the US NGO, Human Rights Watch, via its latest report, published on Monday.
The remains of at least 180 men were found in mass graves in northern Burkina Faso, according to a Human Rights Watch report. The graves were found in an area where government forces are fighting a jihadist insurgency. The men were buried near the city of Djibo.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) today called for an urgent investigation into possible war crimes committed by Marshal Khalifa Haftar’s forces in Libya, marking “apparent evidence of torture” and “summary executions.” HRW cited videos showing Haftar’s forces being involved in such acts.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) asked the Chinese government to end discrimination against Africans in China today, in as far as the covid-19 pandemic is concerned. “The Chinese government should end the discriminatory treatment of Africans related to the Covid-19 pandemic,” the NGO said in a statement.
Guinea-Conakry’s security forces “violently repressed” opposition supporters before and during the March 22 constitutional and legislative elections, Human Rights Watch (HRW), a non-governmental organization said Friday. In a statement, HRW accuses the police of killing “at least eight people, including two children,” and wounding more than 20 others.
Human Rights Watch has called US sanctions against Iran an obstacle to Iranians’ access to the vital medical supplies they need. In a statement, HRW said US economic sanctions against Iran had a negative effect on the “ability of the Iranian government to respond appropriately to the growing consequences of the coronavirus epidemic.”
A new ID card regulation in Iran makes life even more difficult for unofficial religious minorities. For the Baha’i community, the largest minority religious group in the country, the latest development is just one in a long list of discriminatory policies. There are four officially recognized religions in Iran, namely Islam, Christianity, Judaism, and Zoroastrianism.
Human Rights Watch has sounded the alarm on the effects of the punitive sanctions that the Trump administration has placed on Iran. The non-governmental organization reports that the restrictions have curtailed the administration’s ability to import essential humanitarian items such as medicines and medical equipment.