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Turkey: Mass Prosecution of Lawyers | Human Rights Watch

Turkey: Mass Prosecution of Lawyers | Human Rights Watch

HRW - 2019-04-10 21:46

Turkey: Mass Prosecution of Lawyers | Human Rights Watch - HRW

Human Rights Association announced its 2018 Violations of Rights

ANF - 2019-04-20 10:36
The Human Rights Association (IHD) announced its 2018 Violations of Rights Report. ...

Mass Prosecution of Lawyers in Turkey, US Rights Group Claims

Voanews - 2019-04-18 06:21

Iraq unearths mass grave of Kurds killed by Saddam

Reuters - 2019-04-15 06:14
Iraq must never forget Saddam Hussein's crimes or allow his party to return, President Barham Salih said on Sunday after attending the unearthing of a mass grave of Kurds killed by the former leader's forces three decades ago. ...

Iraqi president attends unearthing of mass grave of Kurds killed by Saddam

E-Kurd - 2019-04-14 19:17
SAMAWA, Iraq,— Iraq must never forget Saddam Hussein’s crimes or allow his party to return, President Barham Salih said on Sunday after attending the unearthing of a mass grave of Kurds killed by the former leader’s forces three decades ago. The grave, f ...

[PICTURES]: Second Mass Grave of Yezidis Exhumed in Sinjar

BAS News - 2019-04-13 16:00
ERBIL - The second mass grave of Yezidi victims of the Islamic State (IS) genocide was exhumed in the town of Sinjar on Friday. Head of the Iraq's Medico-Legal Directorate under the Ministry of Health, Zaid Ali Abbas, said in a statement that the grave h ...

Turkey: Mass Prosecution of Lawyers

ANF - 2019-04-12 09:56
Misuse of Terrorism Charge Undermines Fair Trial Rights in Turkey, says Human Rights Watch ...

Syria: Mass Grave of IS Victims Discovered

BAS News - 2019-04-12 00:07
ERBIL - A mass grave of victims of the Islamic State (IS), including nearly two dozens of bodies, was discovered on Thursday in eastern Syria. The grave was found in the town of Mayadeen, eastern Deir ez-Zor province, which included 23 bodies, field sour ...

ÖHD Prison Commission announced report on hunger strikes

ANF - 2019-04-09 09:46
The members of the Istanbul Branch of Jurists for Freedom (ÖHD) Prison Commission announced their report on the situation of prisoners in Marmara region on hunger strike at the Istanbul branch of the Human Rights Association (İHD). ...

Why Independent Groups Don’t Need Government Supervision | Human Rights Watch

HRW - 2019-04-06 10:07

Over 100 Iraqis in Saudi Arabia’s prison: Iraqi Human Rights Commission member

E-Kurd - 2019-04-05 20:31
BAGHDAD,— There are more than 100 Iraqis in Saudi Arabia’s prisons, a member of Iraqi Human Rights Commission (IHRC) said on Thursday. Ali al-Bayati said in a statement that the Government of Iraq should investigate the issue in the framework of strength ...

Egypt: Deported Dissidents Missing | Human Rights Watch

HRW - 2019-04-04 12:39

British Human Rights Lawyer Owen: Support the hunger strikers

ANF - 2019-04-04 11:14
British international human rights lawyer Margaret Owen OBE has started a 5-day hunger strike in the Democratic Kurdish Community Centre in London. ...

UN Human Rights Council Should Act on Bahrain, Egypt, Turkey, Cameroon, and the Philippines | Human Rights Watch

HRW - 2019-03-19 01:20

Sinjar: 76 Mass Graves of Yezidi Victims So Far Discovered

BAS News - 2019-03-18 14:53
ERBIL — A total of 76 mass graves with bodies of Kurdish Yezidi victims of Islamic State (IS) brutality have so far been discovered in and around Sinjar, Iraqi High Commission for Human Rights said. Nine of the mass graves were found in the past weeks af ...

42 NGOs Including KHRN Demand Renewal of Mandate for Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-03-17 02:00
Friday 15 March 2019 TO: Member states of the United Nations Human Rights Council Your Excellency, We, the undersigned Iranian and international human rights organisations, urge your government to support resolution A/HRC/40/L.15 renewing the mandate of t ...

Iraqi Kurdistan responds to U.S. report on human rights

E-Kurd - 2019-03-15 17:00
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Coordinator for International Advocacy Dindar Zebari responded on Friday to a US report that highlighted a range of human rights abuses that took place in the Kurdistan Reg ...

Iraq, Kurdistan officials effectively act with impunity when violating human rights: U.S.

E-Kurd - 2019-03-14 17:43
WASHINGTON,— The U.S. State Department released its 2018 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices on Wednesday and highlighted numerous human rights violations committed by the Government of Iraq, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), and non-state g ...

Council should act on Bahrain, Egypt, Turkey, Cameroon, and the Philippines | Human Rights Watch

HRW - 2019-03-13 00:06