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Disabled Children Face Violence, Neglect in Russian Orphanages

Monday, September 15, 2014 - Nearly 30 percent of all children with disabilities in Russia live in state orphanages where they may face violence and neglect.

Thousands Coerced to Leave Israel

Monday, September 8, 2014 -

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.

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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Nearly 30 percent of all children with disabilities in Russia live in state orphanages where they may face violence and neglect.
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Disabled Children Face Violence, Neglect in Russian Orphanages

September 15, 2014
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Three Israeli attacks that damaged Gaza schools housing displaced people caused numerous civilian casualties in violation of the laws of war.
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Israel: In-Depth Look at Gaza School Attacks

September 11, 2014
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Uganda’s authorities have never investigated killings by security forces during two days of rioting in September 2009 that left at least 40 people dead.
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Uganda: 5 Years on, No Justice for Protest Killings

September 10, 2014
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Israeli authorities have unlawfully coerced almost 7,000 Eritrean and Sudanese nationals into returning to their home countries where they risk serious abuse.
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Thousands Coerced to Leave Israel

September 8, 2014
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Human Rights Watch released a short video about leading Burundian human rights activist Pierre Claver Mbonimpa, who has been in prison since May 2014.
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Burundian Activist Pierre Claver Mbonimpa Unjustly Detained

August 28, 2014
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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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