Pakistan

HRW slams exclusion of Ahmadis from Pakistan minority commission

HRW calls exclusion of Ahmadiyya from commission 'absurd', while sect leaders warn it could lead to greater persecution.

HRW slams exclusion of Ahmadis from Pakistan minority commission

Egypt

Rights group calls on Egypt to release two disappeared women

Marwa Arafa and Kholoud Said were arbitrarily arrested and forcibly disappeared, says Human Rights Watch.

Rights group calls on Egypt to release two disappeared women

Yemen

Saudi forces torture, disappear Yemeni civilians: HRW

Rights group says Saudi forces carried out arbitrary arrests, forced disappearances against al-Mahra residents in Yemen.

HRW: Saudi forces torture, disappear Yemeni civilians

Opinion

Do not forget the jailed Saudi women's rights activists

Saudi Arabia has paid lip service to women's rights while imprisoning the very women who have campaigned for them.

Fadi al-Qadi

by Fadi al-Qadi

Fadi al-Qadi

Egypt

Egypt upholds detention of researcher Patrick George Zaki

Renewed calls for release of Egyptian student detained upon arrival from Italy after Mansoura court rejects appeal.

Egypt upholds detention of researcher Patrick George Zaki

Hong Kong

Hong Kong denies entry to Human Rights Watch director

Authorities bar group's head Kenneth Roth from entering Chinese territory before the launch of its new report.

Hong Kong denies entry to Human Rights Watch director

Human Rights Watch

HRW highlights more than 50 years of oppression by Israel

With no end to the occupation or a peace process in sight, the group says it is time for Israel to give Palestinians equality.

Egypt

Egypt: Targeting the final line of defence

The government of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is accused of cracking down on lawyers and human rights defenders.

Egypt: Targeting the final line of defence

Human Rights

HRW calls for urgent police reform in Chile to address abuses

Human Rights Watch finds Chilean police committed 'serious human rights violations' during weeks-long unrest.

HRW calls for urgent police reform in Chile to address abuses

UpFront

Is Gaza an open-air prison?

Omar Shakir of Human Rights Watch and International Law Professor Eugene Kontorovich debate Israel's occupation of Gaza.

Human Rights Watch

HRW director 'to continue work' after Israel expulsion

HRW director Omar Shakir was deported over his alleged support for promoting boycotts of Israel.

HRW's Omar Shakir pledges to continue work after Israel expulsion

UpFront

US policy on Israeli settlements: What's the legal basis?

Omar Shakir and Eugene Kontorovich debate the Trump administration's policy reversal on illegal Israeli settlements.

Asia Pacific

Vietnam jails teacher for 11 years over Facebook posts

Nguyen Nang Tinh denies the charges, saying the Facebook account posting 'anti-state' material belonged to someone else.

Vietnam jails teacher for 11 years over Facebook posts

Middle East

Protesters killed in Iraq as HRW slams attacks on medics

Rights body says medics have become 'victim of the state's excessive force' as 3 more killed on Thursday.

Protesters killed in Iraq as HRW slams attacks on medics

Israel

Israel's top court upholds deportation of senior HRW official

Supreme court rules to expel Omar Shakir over his alleged support for promoting boycotts of Israel.

Israel's top court upholds deportation of senior HRW official