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Egypt: Mass Killings by Security Forces

Monday, August 11, 2014 - In the August 14 dispersal of the Rab’a al-Adawiya sit-in alone, security forces, following a plan that envisioned several thousand deaths, killed a minimum of 817 people and more likely at least 1,000. The systematic and widespread killing of at least 1,150 demonstrators by Egyptian security forces in July and August 2013 probably amounts to crimes against humanity.

US: Surveillance Harming Journalism, Law, Democracy

Monday, July 28, 2014 - Large-scale US surveillance is seriously hampering US-based journalists and lawyers in their work. Surveillance is undermining media freedom and the right to counsel, and ultimately obstructing the American people’s ability to hold their government to account.

Torn Apart: Families and US Immigration Reform

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - “Torn Apart” features photographs and video interviews with immigrants, whose often heart-wrenching stories – of families separated, of constant fear and anxiety, of lives lost on the border – underscore the urgent need for the US government to adopt comprehensive immigration reform.

Human Rights Watch and Hivos are partnering to advance the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in sub-Saharan Africa. Supported by the Dutch Postcode Lottery, Human Rights Watch is documenting and pressing for an end to violence against LGBT communities, while Hivos is training brave LGBT activists to promote tolerance throughout the region.

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The Indian government should end “manual scavenging” – the cleaning of human waste by communities considered low-caste – by ensuring that local officials enforce the laws prohibiting this discriminatory practice.
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Forced to Clean Human Waste in India

August 25, 2014
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Egypt: Mass Killings by Security Forces

August 11, 2014
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Civilians Targeted in South Sudan's New War

August 7, 2014
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Large-scale US surveillance is seriously hampering US-based journalists and lawyers in their work.
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US: Surveillance Harming Journalism, Law, Democracy

July 28, 2014
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Unguided Grad rockets launched apparently by Ukrainian government forces and pro-government militias have killed at least 16 civilians and wounded many more in insurgent-controlled areas of Donetsk and its suburbs in at least four attacks between July 12 and 21, 2014.
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Ukraine: Unguided Rockets Killing Civilians

July 24, 2014
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The US Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have targeted American Muslims in abusive counterterrorism “sting operations” based on religious and ethnic identity.
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US: Terrorism Prosecutions Often An Illusion

July 21, 2014
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TORN APART: Families and US Immigration Reform

July 17, 2014
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Uganda is failing to protect homeless children against police abuse and other violence.
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Uganda: Homeless Children Face Violence, Exploitation

July 17, 2014
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The nearly two million people with disabilities in Zambia face significant barriers to HIV prevention, testing, and treatment.
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Zambia: People With Disabilities Left Behind in HIV Response

July 15, 2014
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Pakistan’s government should take all necessary measures to stop Sunni extremist groups in Balochistan province from committing further killings and other abuses against Hazara and other Shia Muslims.
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Pakistan: Rampant Killings of Shia by Extremists

June 30, 2014
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Analysis of photographs and satellite imagery strongly indicates that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) conducted mass executions in Tikrit after seizing control of the city on June 11, 2014.
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Iraq: ISIS Execution Site Located

June 26, 2014
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Kenya: Factory Poisons Community

June 24, 2014
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