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Israel expels HRW activist over ‘BDS support’

Truth NGO – Israel has ordered the head of the local office of Human Rights Watch to leave the occupied territories within two weeks after accusing him of supporting a pro-Palestine boycott campaign against the Zionist entity. Omar Shakir, a US citizen of Iraqi descent, said on Twitter that he had been ordered out of the Israeli-occupied territories after the …

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Saudi Arabia: Thousands Held Arbitrarily

Truth NGO – According to HRW, Saudi Arabia is detaining thousands of people for more than six months, in some cases for over a decade, without referring them to courts for criminal proceedings. Saudi Arabia’s attorney general should promptly charge or release all criminal defendants and stop holding people arbitrarily. Human Rights Watch analyzed data from a public online Interior …

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Twitter suspends 1 million accounts for ‘terrorism promotion’

Truth NGO – Twitter says it has suspended over one million accounts for “promotion of terrorism” since 2015, claiming its efforts have begun to make the platform “an undesirable place” to call for violence. In its latest transparency report on Thursday, Twitter said it suspended 274,460 accounts between July and December 2017 “for violations related to the promotion of terrorism.” …

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Sudan: Prisoner Release Left Many Activists Behind

Sudan Prisoner Release Left Many Activists Behind

Truth NGO – Dozens of prominent activists remain in detention in Sudan, despite the release of more than 50 people on February 18 and 19, 2018, Human Rights Watch said today. HRW: Many of those still held are in unknown locations and without access to lawyer or family visits in conditions that may constitute enforced disappearances and put them at …

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HRW: Israeli banks complicit in settlement expansion

Israeli banks complicit in settlement expansion

Report dismisses claims by banks that under law they must provide services to illegal Jewish settlements in West Bank. A leading rights group says Israeli banks are contributing to the expansion of Jewish settlements in the West Bank by providing loans and mortgages for construction there. A report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) released on Wednesday says no Israeli law …

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Saudi, allies hiding role in illegal Yemen strikes

Saudi, allies hiding role in illegal Yemen strikes

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has lashed out at the Saudi-led coalition for its refusal to provide information on its role in the massive unlawful airstrikes against Yemen in an attempt to avoid international legal liability. According to a Friday report by HRW, the current and former members of the coalition have refused to reply to the rights group’s correspondence in …

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Stripping Palestinians of residency is a war crime: HRW

Stripping Palestinians of residency may be 'war crime'

Human Rights Watch has warned that stripping some 15,000 Palestinians of their right to live in Jerusalem al-Quds since 1967 could amount to a “war crime.” “Israel claims to treat [occupied] Jerusalem as a unified city, but the reality is effectively one set of rules for Jews and another for Palestinians,” said the international right group’s Middle East director, Sarah …

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UN expert demands urgent review of Saudi anti-terrorism law amid crackdown on activists

UN expert demands urgent review of Saudi antiterrorism law amid crackdown on activists

A United Nations expert says Saudi Arabia should urgently review its definition of a 2014 counter-terrorism law, which is being used to prosecute non-violent journalists and peaceful human rights campaigners in the kingdom. Ben Emmerson, special rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism for the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), said on Thursday that the …

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US airstrike on Syria mosque that killed nearly 40 was ‘likely unlawful’, finds human rights watchdog

US airstrike on Syria mosque that killed nearly 40 was 'likely unlawful', finds human rights watchdog

. Report details failure by authorities to take ‘adequate precautions’ to avoid civilian casualties A US air strike on a Syrian mosque that left nearly 40 people dead was “likely unlawful”, a damning new report by Human Rights Watch has found. “Adequate precautions” to avoid civilian casualties were not taken by American authorities before they dropped two bombs in western …

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