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Human Rights Watch accuses US of covering up extent of waterboarding | guardian.co.uk

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has accused the US government of covering up the extent of waterboarding at secret CIA prisons, alleging that Libyan opponents of Muammar Gaddafi were subjected to the torture before being handed over to the former dictator’s security police. The New York-based human rights group has cast “serious doubt” on Washington’s claim that only three people, all ...

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NATO urged to investigate civilian deaths in Libya | BBC News

A leading human rights organisation has urged NATO to investigate fully the deaths of civilians in air strikes in Libya last year. Human Rights Watch believes NATO air strikes killed at least 72 civilians and says the organisation needs to bear responsibility where appropriate. “We’re calling for prompt, credible and thorough investigations,” HRW’s Fred Abrahams told BBC News. NATO insists ...

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Syria: Armed Opposition Groups Committing Abuses | Human Rights Watch

(New York) – Armed opposition elements have carried out serious human rights abuses, Human Rights Watch said today in a public letter to the Syrian National Council (SNC) and other leading Syrian opposition groups. Abuses include kidnapping, detention, and torture of security force members, government supporters, and people identified as members of pro-government militias, called shabeeha. Human Rights Watch has ...

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Israel: End Restrictions on Palestinian Residency | Human Rights Watch

(Jerusalem) – Israeli policies on Palestinian residency have arbitrarily denied thousands of Palestinians the ability to live in, and travel to and from, the West Bank and Gaza, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Israel should immediately stop denying or cancelling the residency of Palestinians and close family members with deep ties to the West Bank and ...

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Israel: High Court Rulings Undermine Human Rights | Human Rights Watch

(Jerusalem) – Recent decisions by Israel’s high court aim to legitimize clear violations of Israel’s international legal obligations, Human Rights Watch said today. In one decision, the court disregarded international law prohibiting discrimination, and in another, it ignored international law on the use of resources in an occupied territory. Israel should annul a law preventing Israeli citizens from living with ...

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American Shame in Colombia: The US is Supporting Egregious Human Rights Abuses | Counterpunch

As Noam Chomsky has often cautioned, when considering foreign relations, and especially military intervention, states should always heed the primary Hippocratic oath – “First, do no harm.” The U.S. has certainly disregarded this admonition with reckless abandon in Latin America, and Colombia is the foremost example of this, at least at the present time. Human Rights Watch appears to concur ...

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