Posts Tagged ‘ Human Rights Watch ’

Kurdish Officials Block Aid to Yazidis

Jan 6th, 2017 | By

Human Rights Watch reports Yazda, a prominent nongovernmental organization that supports Yadizis in the Middle East was shut down by security officers from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). Yazda is located in the city of Dohuk in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. According to reports, three KRG officers came to the office and told the

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HRW Accuses Saudi Arabia of War Crimes in Yemen

Oct 13th, 2016 | By

Human Rights Watch wrote a report with called the recent bombing of a funeral in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, a war crime. The report stated that a disproportionate number of the victims in the bombing were civilians and that “remnant of munitions found at the site of the attack showed that they were American made.” Saudi-led

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‘Unlawful civilian deaths in Yemen’: HRW urges US, UK, France to suspend arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Mar 24th, 2016 | By

The US, France, and the UK risk complicity in unlawful civilian deaths in Yemen, according to Human Rights Watch. The organization called on the countries to suspend all weapons sales to Saudi Arabia until it curtails its airstrikes and investigates alleged violations.

Jordan Stranding Hundreds Of Syria Refugees In Desert, Says Rights Group

Jun 4th, 2015 | By

Human Rights Watch accused Jordan on Wednesday of leaving hundreds of Syrian refugees stranded in the desert along its border with little access to aid after closing informal frontier crossings. “Jordanian authorities have severely restricted” the movement since March of refugees fleeing the war in Syria, the watchdog said in a statement.