Kabuga’s arrest: Why did it take so long?

« Why did it take this long for the french authorities to find him? Where has he been? What are the responsibilities of the UN member states? It shouldn’t have taken this long to find him. Everyone of these countries in which he allegedly hid, including France, for these number of years and did nothing, should … Read more Kabuga’s arrest: Why did it take so long?

Venezuela health system ‘grossly unprepared’ for COVID-19 crisis

A new report by Human Rights Watch and Johns Hopkins University is warning that Venezuela is so poorly-equipped to deal with coronavirus that it could make things worse for the whole region. Millions of Venezuelans have fled the country in recent years as it deals with an economic crisis that has made the healthcare sector … Read more Venezuela health system ‘grossly unprepared’ for COVID-19 crisis

Burkina Faso conflict: HRW says 350,000 children out of school

Human Rights Watch says the armed conflict in West Africa’s Burkina Faso has forced 350,000 children out of school. The international rights agency’s report says armed groups are targeting institutions to destroy any form of secular education. Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – … Read more Burkina Faso conflict: HRW says 350,000 children out of school

Senior Saudi royal detained and held incommunicado : HRW

Prince Faisal bin Abdullah al-Saud, a son of Saudi Arabia’s late monarch King Abdullah, has been in incommunicado detention since the end of March, according to a prominent rights group. Human Rights Watch (HRW), citing a source with ties to the royal family, said on Saturday the prince was arrested by security forces on March … Read more Senior Saudi royal detained and held incommunicado : HRW

Rights groups fear disaster in DRCongo’s overcrowded prisons

Tonight we bring you a report from the Democratic Republic of Congo, where there is growing concern about the safety of prisoners due to the coronavirus outbreak. More than 100 cases of Covid-19 have been reported in Kinshasa’s Ndolo military prison. The UN estimates that the country’s main prisons are, on average, at 432 % capacity. We speak to … Read more Rights groups fear disaster in DRCongo’s overcrowded prisons

Rights group says Malaysia risks health of detained migrants

Police in Malaysia have detained more than 700 refugees and migrant workers. They live in areas where COVID-19 cases surged last month, triggering accusations that foreigners are spreading the virus. Rights groups say they could be held for months in dangerously cramped conditions, and that detaining the migrants in close quarters will only increase the … Read more Rights group says Malaysia risks health of detained migrants

HRW: COVID-19 lockdown violators in Philippines abused

Al Jazeera reports that Human Rights Watch (HJR) has pointed out what the group says are human rights violations happening in the Philippines, during enforcement of coronavirus lockdown rules. Rights group say the Philippine government’s strict enforcement of lockdowns has led to rising human rights violations committed by police. Human Rights Watch has issued a … Read more HRW: COVID-19 lockdown violators in Philippines abused

El Salvador Under Fire for Treatment of Inmates After Prison Murders Spike

Human rights groups condemned the President of El Salvador after videos and photos were released on April 25 showing prisoners stripped to their underwear and forced to sit in lines packed next to one another during a search of a prison in Izalco. Further videos show prisoners said to be gang members being locked into … Read more El Salvador Under Fire for Treatment of Inmates After Prison Murders Spike

Syrian ex-secret police on trial in Germany for war crimes

Two former members of Syria’s secret police have fronted court in Germany, one of whom is charged with crimes against humanity, rape, 58 counts of murder, and the torture of several thousands. The two men face nine co-plaintiffs in the case. Human Rights Watch says the case could be cause for hope for other Syrian … Read more Syrian ex-secret police on trial in Germany for war crimes

Coronavirus: The latest from Europe – BBC News

Italy’s death toll climbed to 25,085 on Wednesday, rising by 437 compared with 534 the day before. The number of people currently confirmed ill with the virus fell for the third consecutive day, and the number of people in intensive care also continued to decline In France a further 544 people have died with coronavirus. … Read more Coronavirus: The latest from Europe – BBC News

Why is Myanmar stepping up attacks on ethnic rebel groups? I Inside Story

There has been much attention on the Myanmar military’s campaign against the Rohingya Muslim minority. But over the past few weeks, the Myanmar army hass stepped up attacks on ethnic armed groups such as the Arakan Army, who are mainly Buddhist fighters fighting for greater autonomy. The UN says air strikes and shelling have killed … Read more Why is Myanmar stepping up attacks on ethnic rebel groups? I Inside Story

Guinea criticised for dam project: HRW says people forgotten

Guinea’s government is being accused of destroying the livelihoods and food security of thousands of people, who have been forced to leave their homes because of a new dam project. Human Rights Watch says the government has failed to provide adequate compensation or support to those affected. Al Jazeera’s Victoria Gatenby reports. – Subscribe to … Read more Guinea criticised for dam project: HRW says people forgotten

Mozambique: How to fight Covid-19 when you’re fighting an insurgency?

It’s not just the Sahel, Nigeria & Cameroon that have to contend with Islamist insurgencies. Human Rights Watch Southern Africa director Dewa Mavingha calls for the region and the continent to support Mozambique as it faces attacks in the northern Cabo Delgado province. Mavingha says neighbors from the Southern African Development Community would be wrong … Read more Mozambique: How to fight Covid-19 when you’re fighting an insurgency?

What is the situation in refugee camps across Greece?

Officials in Greece on April 5 placed a second migrant camp near Athens under lockdown after an Afghan resident tested positive for the coronavirus, the migration ministry said. Interview with France 24 guest Eva Cossé, Human Rights Watch (HRW) Greece researcher. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest … Read more What is the situation in refugee camps across Greece?

What are the challenges of battling coronavirus in India? I Inside Story

It’s been a week since India began the world’s biggest lockdown to stop the spread of coronavirus. The country has around 1,600 infections so far, but scientists fear the number could be much higher because of low testing rates. Health workers in New Delhi are trying to track down at least 2,000 people who stayed … Read more What are the challenges of battling coronavirus in India? I Inside Story