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Human Rights Observatory
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Expand Children pan for gold along the Bosigon River in Malaya, Camarines Norte.    © 2015 Mark Z. Saludes for Human Rights Watch Millions of adults and children around the world suffer abuses as workers who obtain raw materials, toil on farms, and make products for the global market. They are at the bottom of global supply chains, for everything from everyday goods like vegetables and seafood to luxury items like jewelry and designer clothing that end up on store shelves worldwide. “Ruth,” age 13, is one of them. We met her processing gold by mixing toxic mercury with her bare hands into… (Full Story)
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
NewsReporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the authorities in the Pakistani province of Punjab to ensure that newspaper owner Dilawar Ali is tried for murdering his ex-wife, Urooj Iqbal, after she refused to stop working as a journalist.The owner of Anticrime, a local newspaper for which the 27-year-old Urooj Iqbal used to work, Ali shot her in the (Full Story)
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Expand Protesters gather while security forces close River Street during ongoing anti-government protests in Baghdad, Iraq, December 10, 2019. © 2019 AP Photo/Hadi Mizban As protests in Iraq enter their third month, the numbers of arrests, abductions, and killings of protesters continue to rise. But instead of protecting the demonstrators mostly peacefully protesting on Iraq’s streets, some security forces are the ones attacking and killing them. Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi had promised in a letter to Human Rights Watch that security forces would no longer use live ammunition against… (Full Story)
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
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Expand US forces and Afghan security police are seen in Asad Khil, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, April 17, 2017. The US military's complicty in abuses in Afghanistan was revealed in papers released in December, 2019. © AP Photo/Rahmat Gul The Afghanistan papers – 2,000 pages of confidential US government documents about US policy in the country – are unsurprising for those who have followed Afghanistan since 2001 (and earlier), and who know how routinely US officials lied about progress in the war. Only a few of the documents, which were published by the Washington Post, discuss human… (Full Story)
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Expand Protesters gather to participate in a Women's March highlighting demands for equal rights and equality for women, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in Cincinnati, Ohio.  © 2017 AP Photo/John Minchillo When I flew to Honduras this year to report on the country’s total abortion ban – including in cases of rape – I couldn’t imagine that lawmakers in my home state of Ohio would propose a ban that is arguably even more extreme. The bill, introduced in November, bans abortion entirely – unless a woman’s life is in danger – and requires doctors to attempt to “reimplant an ectopic pregnancy” into a… (Full Story)
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Expand Mourners place flowers at the Tekhnologichesky Institut subway station in St. Petersburg to commemorate victims of the April 3, 2017 suicide bombing on a subway train. The attack killed 16 people and injured 50 others.   © 2017 Alexander Petrosyan/Kommersant Getty Images. Yesterday, a court in St. Petersburg found 11 people responsible for a devastating suicide bombing on the city metro, handing down sentences ranging from 19 years to life imprisonment. The attack, in April 2017, took 16 lives including the bomber’s, and 100 were wounded. The long-awaited judgement, however, is clouded… (Full Story)
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