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Myanmar army will keep privileges even with opposition win

...constitutionally guaranteed military power," says Phil Robertson, deputy director of the Asia division of New York-based Human Rights Watch.When the former ruling junta drew up the 2008 constitution, he says, "they built a political structure that...
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Witnesses: 9 killed in attack on bar in Burundi's capital

...two days some neighborhoods in Bujumbura emptied out as panicked residents fled to areas seen as less dangerous, Human Rights Watch said Saturday.At least 198 people have been killed in Burundi since late April, when Nkurunziza announced his...
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Job creator or job killer? A look at Pacific trade deal

...Vietnam, for instance, will get five years to update its labor policies. John Sifton, Asia advocacy director for Human Rights Watch, told reporters Thursday that Vietnam might change its labor laws, but "we are concerned that Vietnam will not...
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Russian strikes take toll among Syrian civilians

...civilian deaths. On Tuesday, it released satellite pictures it said refuted the claims of damage to civilian areas.Human Rights Watch last week said at least two airstrikes on Oct. 15 that killed a total of 59 civilians, including 33 children...
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Afghanistan to accept those deported from Germany

...Hashemi said, adding that President Ashraf Ghani and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the issue recently.Human Rights Watch, the New York-based watchdog organization, said forced deportations were "not the answer" to Afghanistan's...
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Migrant tragedy in Greek seas shows dangers as winter nears to the port, where children play with stray dogs and parents hang washing on fences.Judith Sunderland of Human Rights Watch said there is an urgent need to boost Greece's search-and-rescue capacity with more vessels from Frontex...
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Fatal beating of Eritrean leads to soul-searching in Israel

...citizens to take the law into their own hands," said Sari Bashi, director for Israel and the Palestinian areas of Human Rights Watch.Hanan Ashrawi, a top Palestinian official, accused Israeli leaders of whipping up the public."They are creating...
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Rights group: Filipino child miners risk lives in gold mines

...rights group said Wednesday.A Human Rights Watch report said the children work...children's rights director at Human Rights Watch and author of the report...operate without a license.Human Rights Watch urged the government to enforce...
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Political, legal barriers face historic Colombia peace deal

...guerrilla group accused of repeatedly kidnapping civilians, forced recruitment of child soldiers and sexual violence.Human Rights Watch said it's difficult to imagine how such an arrangement could survive a serious review by Colombian or international...
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Libya court sentences Gadhafi son to death for 2011 killings

...and it was a closed hearing."U.S.-based Human Rights Watch said the trial was "undermined by serious due process...and impartial judicial review," said Joe Stork, Human Rights Watch's deputy Middle East and North Africa director...
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