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Rights watch

A round-up of human rights stories from around the world.

Burkina Faso’s military accused of killings, torture in latest Human Rights Watch report

A new Human Rights Watch report is accusing Burkina Faso’s military of killing and torturing civilians in the country’s northeast

UN expert urges US to apologise for Guantanamo abuses

Special rapporteur calls for accountability for past abuses and end to ongoing ‘structural shortcomings’ at US prison.

U.S. Lifts Human Rights Violation Designation on Ethiopia

The decision, despite evidence of ongoing abuses, clears the way to new economic aid.

France riots: 40,000 officers deployed across country after fatal police shooting of teenager in Paris

The suburb of Nanterre, where the 17-year-old driver was killed, saw a second night of violence, while people also took to the streets in other cities across the country.

Getting China right: Resoluteness without overreaction

America’s increasingly hardline China policy is probably 80% right on its specific components, given Beijing’s assertiveness of recent years, but it is at risk of going too far in its tone and temperature.

UN says Russian forces have tortured and executed civilians in Ukraine

Report details widespread and systematic torture with summary executions of more than 70 people

UN human rights czar questions role of Korean firms in Saudi Arabia

The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) recently raised questions regarding the possible involvement of Korean companies in human rights violations in Saudi Arabia.

Human rights reparations

President Joko “Jokowi’ Widodo on Tuesday launched a nationwide non-judicial settlement of 12 gross human rights violations in Rumoh Geudong in Pidie, Aceh, where over 100 people were allegedly tortured and killed by security forces more than two decades ago during operations to quell a rebellion in the province.

White House blasts harassment of reporter who asked India’s Modi about human rights

Biden administration officials on Monday blasted an online harassment campaign targeting a Wall Street Journal reporter who asked Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi about his government’s human rights record during a White House press conference last week.

ICC panel gives go-ahead to resume Venezuela human rights investigation

A three-member International Criminal Court (ICC) panel authorized the ICC prosecutor’s office to continue its crimes against humanity investigation in Venezuela on Tuesday over Venezuela’s objections.

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