February 28, 2007 |
A human rights group Tuesday published the names of 38 men and one woman it believes have been locked up in secret overseas facilities, and asked President Bush to disclose the identity and fate of all detainees the CIA has held since 2001. Among those that Human Rights Watch suspects of being held by the CIA now or at one time is Khalid Zawahiri, an Egyptian allegedly picked up in the South Waziristan region of Pakistan in February 2004.
February 1, 2007 |
A human rights group said Wednesday that its study of one of Nigeria's oil-producing states found that officials squandered or stole public money, while some hospitals required patients to bring their own beds and many schools lacked basic supplies. New York-based Human Rights Watch made the allegations after studying government finances in the state of Rivers, one of six oil-producing states in Nigeria.
January 31, 2007 |
More than 1,000 civilians were killed in Afghanistan in 2006, most of them as a result of attacks by Taliban militants and other anti-government forces in the country's unstable south, a rights group said Tuesday. At least 100 of those deaths resulted from NATO and U.S.-led troop operations, Human Rights Watch said in a statement.
January 12, 2007 |
China's human rights environment deteriorated significantly across a broad range of areas in 2006 as the government imposed stricter controls over the media, academia, the legal community and civic groups, Human Rights Watch says in a report released Thursday. The New York-based group adds that hopes of President Hu Jintao emerging as a reformer have been dashed.
May 18, 2006 |
The government of President Vicente Fox has lacked the political will to complete the ambitious program of human rights reform it first proposed six years ago, according to a report released Wednesday by Human Rights Watch.
December 19, 2005 |
The United States operated a secret prison in Afghanistan as recently as last year, torturing detainees by chaining them to walls and forcing them to listen to loud music in total darkness for days, a human rights group alleged in a report released today. The prison was near Kabul, Afghanistan's capital, New York-based Human Rights Watch said in the report based on the testimony of several detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, who said they were also held at the Afghan facility.