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...ago: The United States defended drone strikes targeting al-Qaida operatives and others, rejecting reports by Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International questioning the legality of attacks that the groups asserted had killed or wounded scores...
Boston bombs raise worries for Olympics, World Cup

...of explosions, including a gas cylinder blast that set a car ablaze in the Gulf nation's financial district. A Human Rights Watch report alleged that Bahrain authorities rounded up activists living around the track in a bid to "silence" dissent...
Syria crisis makes case for joining International Criminal Court

...Bashar al-Assad did not carry out the chemical attack in Damascus on Aug. 21."After these stories appeared, Human Rights Watch published findings from their investigation. "Available evidence" it states "strongly suggests that Syrian government...
International Criminal court changes trial attendance rule

...adopted the changes at its annual meeting in The Hague.Elizabeth Evenson, senior international justice counsel at Human Rights Watch, said the decision to allow high office holders to stay home - on a case-by-case basis - "risks putting in...
The negatives:

...moves window dressing. Will protest applications be granted? Will anyone dare come out to demonstrate? Meanwhile, Human Rights Watch has accused Russian authorities of mistreating migrant workers and harassing activists and journalists.PUTIN'S...
The US needs to get tough with Israel

...freeze is not only about the settlements a colonial enterprise expanding on occupied Palestinian territory that a new Human Rights Watch report called a "two-tier system" that is both "separate and unequal" but also a test of America's commitment...
Around Town

...the Mujahedin, an Italian Documentary of Afghani Life, presented by the Juneau Arts and Humanitites Council with Human Rights Watch International, 7 p.m., JDHS Auditorium. Admission is free. Details: 586-ARTS Monday, Oct. 15 Blood presssure...
Exposing a Chavez charade

...administration follows through as it should, the next time Chavez tries to label all human rights criticism as a U.S. conspiracy, few people in the region will take him seriously. The writer is the Americas director for Human Rights Watch.
An Afghan woman for sale

...women trapped in unions they opposed, a disturbing trend noted by the United Nations Development Fund for Women, Human Rights Watch and others. There is risk involved in sharing this story here, even though I have withheld the woman's name and...
Pro: Is the Muslim Brotherhood a threat to democracy in Egypt?

...governed in Gaza.After winning a majority in the Palestinian Legislative Council in 2006, Hamas took, according to Human Rights Watch, "extraordinary steps to control, intimidate, punish and at times eliminate their internal rivals." Last year...


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