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  • Report slams Israel on African migrant rights

    09/09/2014 7:34:33 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 3 replies
    CNS News ^ | 09/09/2014 | AP
    An international watchdog organization has slammed Israel for its treatment of thousands of African migrants, saying it is forcing them to leave the country at grave personal risk. In a report issued Tuesday, Human Rights Watch says Israeli authorities have coerced almost 7,000 Eritrean and Sudanese to return to their homes, where they may face serious abuse. For the past several years Israel has been placing thousands of Eritrean and Sudanese migrants in hardscrabble detention centers in the Negev desert. Citing statements by senior Israeli officials including former Israeli Interior Minister Eli Yishai, Human Rights Watch says the aim of...
  • Report highlights child labor on US tobacco farms (Soros HRW report)

    05/14/2014 11:38:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May. 14, 2014 1:46 PM EDT
    An international rights group is pushing the federal government and the tobacco industry to take further steps to protect children working on U.S. tobacco farms. A report released Wednesday by Human Rights Watch claims that children as young as 7 are sometimes working long hours in fields harvesting nicotine- and pesticide-laced tobacco leaves under sometimes hazardous conditions. Most of what the group documented is legal, but it wants cigarette makers to push for safety on farms from which they buy tobacco. Human Rights Watch details findings from interviews with more than 140 children working on farms in North Carolina, Kentucky,...
  • HRW Accuses Israel of ‘Shooting Palestinians’ (Soros group)

    04/25/2014 6:12:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    INN ^ | 4/26/2014, 1:41 AM | Elad Benari
    The U.S.-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Friday accused Israel of “shooting at Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip,” ignoring the deliberate provocations of Palestinian Arabs along the border fence. A report by the group cited by AFP said that four Palestinian Arabs have been killed near the border fence since the beginning of 2014. The organization cited UN data which also said more than 60 civilians were wounded by Israeli gunfire near the perimeter fence of the territory that is ruled by the Hamas terrorist group. …
  • China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam in line for seats on UN Human Rights Council

    11/12/2013 9:07:31 AM PST · by haffast · 20 replies
    AP ^ | November 12, 2013 | AP
    UNITED NATIONS – China, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Vietnam are among the nations running unopposed for seats on the Human Rights Council, the U.N.'s highest rights watchdog body, a prospect that has upset independent human rights groups. The General Assembly on Tuesday will elect 14 new members to the 47-seat, Geneva-based council, which can shine a spotlight of publicity and censure on rights abuses by adopting resolutions — when it chooses to do so. It also has dozens of special monitors watching problem countries and major issues ranging from executions to drone strikes. New York-based Human Rights Watch pointed out...
  • Dunkin' Donuts criticized for 'racist' ad campaign

    08/30/2013 5:45:12 PM PDT · by massmike · 39 replies
    http://bostonherald.com/ ^ | 08/30/2013 | Associated Press
    A leading human rights group has called on Dunkin' Donuts to withdraw a "bizarre and racist" advertisement for chocolate doughnuts in Thailand that shows a smiling woman with bright pink lips in blackface makeup. Human Rights Watch said it was shocked to see an American brand name running an advertising campaign that would draw "howls of outrage" if released in the United States. The CEO for Dunkin' Donuts in Thailand dismissed the criticism as "paranoid American thinking." "It's absolutely ridiculous," said CEO Nadim Salhani. "We're not allowed to use black to promote our doughnuts? I don't get it. What's the...
  • Watchdog Group: Soros Funding Conflict in Israel

    08/06/2013 5:43:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    INN ^ | 8/7/2013, 1:46 AM | Maayana Miskin
    Billionaire George Soros’ philanthropy is bad news for Israel, according to an in-depth report from the NGO-Monitor watchdog group. The report listed the many causes in Israel, or pertaining to Israel, that are funded by Soros’ Open Society Foundations. Among the top beneficiaries of OSF funding is Human Rights Watch, which has been criticized for targeting for criticism, and falsely libeling, the state of Israel. Another is J Street, which describes itself as “pro-Israel” but has been termed anti-Israel by others for, among other things, welcoming proponents of a boycott on Israel at its national conference and honoring IDF soldiers...
  • Vultures; AP, AFP reporters trash Israel in secret Facebook group

    05/22/2013 1:53:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/22/13 | Alana Goodman
    A “secret” Facebook group of foreign correspondents and human rights activists quickly devolved into an anti-Israel hate-fest on Tuesday following the release of a new Israeli government report that cleared the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) of wrongdoing in the 2000 death of a Palestinian boy. The Israeli government report contests the claim that the IDF killed a Palestinian boy, Muhammad al-Durrah, in a famous 2000 incident in Gaza that helped ignite the Second Intifada. Journalists and activists mocked the report, attacked the IDF, and claimed pro-Israel lobbyists were influencing the media coverage, in a private Facebook group for foreign correspondents...
  • Who is William Arkin, and why does it matter?

    02/26/2007 5:38:10 PM PST · by Interesting Times · 37 replies · 1,133+ views
    The New Dominion ^ | Feb. 26, 2007 | Max Friedman
    As most of you have read or seen by now, a journalist and NBC/MSNBC media consultant named William “Bill” Arkin has created quite a stir by viciously insulting American soldiers in Iraq. He wrote at his Washington Post blog, “Early Warning: William M. Arkin on National and Homeland Security” column (1/30/07), that “… this NBC (Nightly News) report is just an ugly reminder of the price we pay for a mercenary - oops sorry, volunteer force that thinks it is doing the dirty work” re Iraq. The “report,” according to Arkin, featured “a number of soldiers (who) expressed frustration with...
  • Dana Priest's controversial co-author (William Arkin)

    07/20/2010 8:50:03 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 11 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 07/20/2010 | KEACH HAGEY
    With two Pulitzer Prizes to her name, Dana Priest is one of the Washington Post’s most celebrated reporters. Until Monday, when the Post published the first installment of a bombshell series on post-9/11 intelligence industrial complex, national security blogger William Arkin was hardly known to the paper’s readers. But from a media perspective, Arkin’s role as co-author of the series might be the more important. It marks the first time one of the Post’s bloggers – lately the cause of controversy because they sometimes blur opinion and reporting — has had a byline in one of the paper’s big, investigative...
  • Targeting of Israel civilians violates war laws: HRW

    12/26/2012 11:57:34 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 15 replies
    Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip "violated the laws of war" by firing rockets at populated areas in Israel during an eight-day flare up last month, Human Rights Watch said on Monday. Citing Israeli army figures, HRW said that approximately "1,500 rockets were fired at Israel between November 14 and 21," of which "at least 800 struck Israel, including 60 that hit populated areas." These attacks "killed three Israeli civilians, wounded at least 38, several seriously, and destroyed civilian property," HRW said, noting that there were also rockets fired from Gaza "that fell short of their intended targets in Israel...
  • Group says Gaza Palestinians violated laws of war

    12/24/2012 12:35:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 24, 2012 7:56 AM EST
    Gaza militants violated laws of war by launching hundreds of rockets at Israeli civilians during last month’s fighting, Human Rights Watch said in a release Monday. … “Palestinian armed groups made clear in their statements that harming civilians was their aim,” said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director at the New York-based rights group. “There is simply no legal justification for launching rockets at populated areas.” …
  • Human Rights Watch: Iran's genocidal calls for annihilation of Israel not "incitement," but...

    12/12/2012 8:12:41 AM PST · by Perseverando
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | December 10, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    When is genocide not genocide? When it calls for the annihilation of the Jews. And genocide is certainly not genocide when it's Islamic. Obama say, "respect it!" More moral depravity from the leftist/Islamic alliance. Soros-funded Human Rights Watch: Iran's genocidal calls for annihilation of Israel not "incitement," but "advocacy" Jihad Watch How compromised and in thrall to Islamic supremacism is the Left? This much. "Dancing Around Genocide," by David Feith in the Wall Street Journal, December 4 (thanks to Paul): Is promoting genocide a human-rights violation? You might think that's an easy question. But it isn't at Human Rights Watch,...
  • Ringleader behind al Qaeda attack that killed US amb was Gitmo Detainee handed over to Libya by USA

    09/19/2012 6:18:30 PM PDT · by Fred · 48 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 091912 | Daily Mail
    Sufyan Ben Qumu was classified as a 'medium to high' national security risk before his release from American custody Qumu reportedly was Osama bin Laden's driver and worked for the al-Qaeda founder's company in Sudan Libyans promised to keep him behind bars, but he was released in 2010 Qumu was a former Libyan army tank driver and became a leader of the rebels during the uprising A former al-Qaeda terrorist released from Guantanamo Bay is believed to be the leader of the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, including the US Ambassador, it was...
  • Rights group: Hamas abusing Palestinians in Gaza

    10/03/2012 8:36:35 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 3, 2012, 10:09 AM EDT | IAN DEITCH
    JERUSALEM (AP) -- An international rights group said Wednesday that Hamas security forces in the Gaza Strip commit rampant abuses against Palestinian prisoners, including beatings with metal clubs and rubber hoses, mock executions and arbitrary arrests, and urged the Islamic militant group to swiftly reform its criminal justice system. In a new 43-page report, Human Rights Watch documented a long list of abuses that it said Palestinians in Gaza endure under the justice system run by Hamas, which has ruled the seaside strip for the past five years. "There is ample evidence that Hamas security services are torturing people in...
  • M.A.S.H. Star Partners with Castro's Spy Agency

    07/13/2012 7:14:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 74 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 13, 2012 | Humberto Fontova
    Though a consistently good show, few conservatives mistook M.A.S.H for anything but pinko propaganda. Last week long-time M.A.S.H star Mike Farrell (Capt. B.J. Hunnicut) took the last few baby-steps and started spouting outright Communist propaganda. In a letter to President Obama, Farrell officially partners with Castro’s KGB-trained DGI urging the release of five of their agents and officers who were convicted in 2001 of conspiracy to commit espionage against the U.S. and conspiracy to murder Americans. The Supreme Court has twice upheld the convictions of these Communist terrorists and accessories to murder. In 1933, Stalin’s propaganda chief, Willi Munzenberg, re-monikered...
  • HRW Founder Bernstein Starts "Advancing Human Rights" (denounced the HRW biased organization)

    09/14/2011 8:16:52 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Camera ^ | March, 2011
    March 03, 2011 HRW Founder Bernstein Starts Advancing Human Rights (AHR) Robert Bernstein, the founder and former chairman of Human Rights Watch who publicly renounced his ties with the organization due to distorted and disproportionate focus on free and open Israel at the expense of the rest of the Middle East -- mostly unfree -- has just launched a new human rights organization, Advancing Human Rights. Why the need for a new organization? Bernstein, 88, explains: Some human rights organizations, like Human Rights Watch, do not condemn incitement to genocide, Arab hate speech being spewed daily in Gaza, particularly, and...
  • HRW to Libya: Stop Arbitrary Arrests of Black Africans [ Human Rights Watch ]

    09/04/2011 7:21:11 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies
    Voice of America ^ | Sunday, September 4th, 2011 | unattributed
    A human rights groups has called on the Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) to stop what it says are "the arbitrary arrests and abuse" of African migrant workers and black Libyans assumed to be mercenaries. Human Rights Watch said Sunday the NTC should release those detained as mercenaries "solely due to their dark skin color." The rights organization said the NTC should provide "prompt judicial review" to any detainees for whom there is evidence of criminal activity. Sarah Leah Whitson, HRW's Middle East and North Africa director, says "it's a dangerous time to be dark-skinned in Tripoli." She said the...
  • Women, rights bodies shocked by SC verdict (rape victim Mukhtar Mai)

    04/24/2011 5:02:07 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 6 replies
    DAWN.com ^ | April 22, 2011 | N/A
    NEW YORK/ISLAMABAD/KARACHI: The New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Pakistan`s National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW), Insani Huqooq Ittehad (IHI) comprising 10 NGOs and other women and human rights organisation have expressed “deep shock” and “disappointment” at the Supreme Court verdict acquitting the accused who had raped Mukhtar Mai about nine years ago. “This is a setback for Mukhtar Mai, the broader struggle to end violence against women and the cause of an independent rights-respecting judiciary in Pakistan,” the HRW said in a statement and urged the government to ensure her safety. It said that any argument...
  • Libyan rebels accused of targeting blacks

    03/05/2011 5:03:55 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 5, 2011 | By David Zucchino
    Across eastern Libya, rebel fighters and their supporters are detaining, intimidating and frequently beating African immigrants and black Libyans, accusing them of fighting as mercenaries on behalf of Kadafi, witnesses and human rights workers say. In a few instances, rebels have executed suspected mercenaries captured in battle, according to Human Rights Watch and local Libyans. The rebel-led provisional government in Benghazi denies mistreating suspected mercenaries, though it acknowledges that it is detaining some for questioning. It says it has given human rights representatives access to detainees. But rebel fighters and bands of gunmen who looted government weapons depots are reportedly...
  • Saudi Arabia detains founders of new activist party

    02/21/2011 5:41:26 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | Saturday, February 19, 2011 | unattributed jihadist
    The top oil exporter and U.S. ally is an absolute monarchy that does not tolerate any form of public dissent, does not have an elected parliament or any political parties. Saudi Islamists and opposition activists this month launched a political party called the "Islamic Umma" in a rare challenge to authority inspired by unrest triggering regime change in Tunisia and Egypt... New York-based Human Rights Watch demanded the release of the activists, some of whom have been campaigning for several years for greater political freedom in Saudi Arabia.
  • Egyptian press attacks U.S.: Assault comes after Washington denies new aid

    08/22/2002 11:52:15 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 17 replies · 65+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Friday, August 23, 2002 | By Jon Dougherty
    Several pro-government Egyptian newspapers and media outlets are attacking the United States following the Bush administration's decision not to increase financial aid to the North African nation. The Egyptian press has attacked U.S. policy and policymakers in the past, usually at low points in the oft-rocky relationship between Washington and Cairo. But the new attacks are particularly vitriolic and have even gone so far as to compare some U.S. officials to Nazi Germany's Third Reich. "[Defense Secretary Donald] Rumsfeld is a new Hitler in America," wrote columnist Kamal Abd Al-Raouf for the government weekly Akhbar Al-Yaum last week, predicting the...
  • Spanish Police Make More al-Qaida Arrests

    09/18/2003 5:25:01 AM PDT · by kattracks · 8 replies · 272+ views
    AP | 9/18/03
    The Associated Press MADRID, Spain Sept. 18 — Police have arrested several suspects on orders of a Spanish judge who is investigating al-Qaida links, the government said Thursday, a day after he issued the first known indictment against Osama bin Laden in the Sept. 11 attacks. The Interior Ministry said the arrests were made in the southern region of Andalusia and elsewhere in Spain, but it gave no details. News agencies and the Web site of the El Pais newspaper said three men were detained and that they are linked to Tayssir Alouni, a journalist for the Arabic-language TV station...
  • ZOA: It's Troubling To See Jewish Leaders Defend Israel/U.S. Basher George Soros

    11/17/2010 5:19:31 AM PST · by SJackson · 23 replies
    IMRA ^ | 11-17-10
    ZOA: It's Troubling To See Jewish Leaders Defend Israel/U.S. Basher George Soros Against Glenn Beck's Criticism November 16, 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Morton A. Klein Phone: 212-481-1500 http://www.zoa.org/sitedocuments/pressrelease_view.asp?pressreleaseID=1968 Soros: 1944 (Nazi occupation) “was happiest time of my life … adventure … fun” The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) has expressed its concern over the strong criticism that a number of American Jewish leaders and other prominent Jews in recent days have directed at Fox broadcaster, Glenn Beck, for his criticism of Israel/U.S.-basher, financier George Soros, regarding his behavior in Nazi-occupied Budapest in 1944. In that year, George Soros’ father...
  • 'Qaeda 7' attorney gets NYC job: Fed prosecutor gig ('Terrorist sympathizer')

    01/09/2011 4:12:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The New York Post ^ | January 8, 2011 | Michael Maddux
    An embattled former Obama administration appointee -- who was part of a group of attorneys accused of being terrorist sympathizers for defending "enemy combatants" -- has been hired for a post at the US Attorney's Office in Brooklyn, officials confirmed today. Tali Farhadian was one of several private attorneys who created a rift between Republicans last spring when the Obama Administration assigned them to posts within the Justice Department. Although Farhadian was handling unrelated matters in Attorney General Eric Holder's office, a political watchdog group accused Obama of overloading the agency with officials sympathetic to enemy combatants. Their appointments even...
  • Taliban's detention

    01/23/2002 6:22:16 AM PST · by prometheus · 6 replies · 38+ views
    The Jarkarta Post ^ | January 23, 2001 | JOSEPH L. SPARTZ
      www.thejakartapost.com Print January 23, 2002   Taliban's detention The premature and hypocritical concern voiced by otherwise reputable international organizations such as the International Committee of the Red Cross, Human Rights Watch or Amnesty International over detention conditions of Taliban and al-Qaeda prisoners at the U.S. Guantanamo Bay Naval Station in Cuba is not just utterly misplaced, but outright ridiculous. If given the choice, millions of destitute, hungry and freezing Afghan refugees would gladly change places with Taliban prisoners in their roofed, albeit open-air, wire cage accommodations with three square meals a day, medical attention, sanitary facilities, not to ...
  • HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH GROUP BLASTS TEA PARTY LEADERS DAVID DEGEROLAMA NC FREEDOM

    12/03/2010 11:27:44 AM PST · by RandysRight · 7 replies
    Randy's Right ^ | Today | Randy's Right
    Just to make it easier for the moonbats, google…. “David DeGerolamo” “Judson Phillips” “14th amendment” and look at all the hits, chuckle. Now the actual radio show in it’s “full” content is at link below http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tea-party-nation (Nov 16th show) (NATIONAL) — Are some Tea Party Leaders sending trial balloons up the party flagpole? Trial balloons testing the waters to see if the timing is right to bring to the table of public discourse the question of ending voting rights for those who are not property owners? Of doing away with four amendments to the U.S. Constitution? A Kansas City based...
  • George Soros gives $100M to Human Rights Watch

    11/08/2010 2:28:31 PM PST · by Stayfree · 82 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo Finance ^ | Nov. 8, 2010 | AP staff News
    The financier and major donor to liberal causes said Tuesday that it's become a disadvantage for the group to be primarily funded by Americans because the U.S. has lost the "moral high ground" when it comes to fighting abuses.
  • Soros Makes $100 Million Rights Gift

    09/06/2010 8:28:35 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 6, 2010 | Stephanie Strom
    George Soros, the billionaire investor and philanthropist, plans to announce on Tuesday that he is giving $100 million to Human Rights Watch to expand the organization’s work globally. It is the largest gift he has made, the largest gift by far that Human Rights Watch has ever received, and only the second gift of $100 million or more made by an individual this year, according to the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. “We’re seeing noticeably fewer charitable gifts at the $100 million level from individuals reported than we did just a few years ago,” said Patrick Rooney, the center’s...
  • ACLU Taps Pros for Gitmo Defense Work

    04/08/2008 5:55:39 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 9 replies · 213+ views
    Miami Herald via Military.com ^ | 8 April 08 | Unknown
    The American Civil Liberties Union, which for years has scorned the Pentagon's military commissions as "kangaroo courts," has announced that it will mount an effort to provide top civilian defense attorneys for alleged terrorists facing trial at Guantanamo, notably the alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Former Attorney General Janet Reno is among top lawyers who have endorsed the $8.5 million effort, which will helpdefray the expenses of civilian defense attorneys working on the terrorism cases. Under the military commissions scheme, the Pentagon will not reimburse volunteer civilian attorneys for their expenses. ACLU executive director Anthony Romero...
  • The ACLU and Human Rights Watch Rally to Holder’s Defense

    03/07/2010 4:09:55 PM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies · 54+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 7, 2010 | William Kristol
    The American Civil Liberties Union has an amusing full-page ad in the New York Times today (p. 8 of the Week in Review section). It morphs a photo of their onetime favorite, Barack Obama into...George W. Bush! What has President Obama done to deserve this comparison, the greatest insult the left has its disposal? “Many of us are shocked and concerned that right now, President Obama is considering reversing his attorney general’s decision to try the 9/11 defendants in criminal court.” Well, get ready for more shock and concern, ACLUers -- it’s going to happen. President Obama (aided by his...
  • George Soros and America's Coming Election Crisis (Part 1)

    07/16/2004 5:55:38 PM PDT · by Richard Poe · 109 replies · 12,902+ views
    RichardPoe.com ^ | July 16, 2004 | Richard Poe
    <p>IF YOU ENJOYED the election crisis of 2000, you’re going to love what Democrat leaders are cooking up for November.</p> <p>"George Soros has purchased the Democratic Party," charges Republican National Committee spokeswoman Christine Iverson. (2) Some might dismiss Miss Iverson's comment as hyberbole. However, Soros' massive soft-money contributions have indisputably given him power over Democrat strategy.</p>
  • Human Rights Watch and Their Analyst's 'Weird' Hobby

    09/18/2009 1:26:47 PM PDT · by AJKauf · 17 replies · 1,072+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | Sept. 18 | Michael Weiss
    One can measure the failures of the film American Beauty in so many ways, but perhaps the best is to realize that the screenwriter was so unsure of his audience’s ability to spot a creep that he had to make Kevin Spacey’s next-door neighbor not just a sadist and a closet case but also a collector of Nazi memorabilia. I bring this up because a fetish for the baubles of fascism is generally thought to be a good way of alienating civilized company. The auction house Christie’s refuses to sell the stuff. And whatever the interpretative fallacies of the late...
  • Human Rights Watch Supports The Terrorist Agenda

    08/16/2009 11:38:48 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 7 replies · 1,361+ views
    Ma'ariv/The Lid ^ | 8/17/09 | The Lid
    The International NGO, Human Rights Watch (HRW) is once again proving once again why its top banana Ken Roth is a perennial nominee for the Self Hating Jew Awards. They have a simple strategy, Skew the Story and Advocate Terrorism, HRW is famous for inventing and/or twisting facts to slander Israel. They tend to only rely on Palestinian sources and never bother to verify. HRW refuses to recognize terrorist attacks against Israel as provocative. For example, in Jan 2008, Joe Stork of HRW wrote a 34 paragraph long letter bashing Israel (the length of one of my wife's weekend Honey-do...
  • Afghanistan: Legislation allows husbands to deny wives food if they fail to obey sexual demands

    08/14/2009 10:15:12 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 21 replies · 660+ views
    Guardian UK ^ | 14 August 2009 | Jon Boone
    Afghanistan has quietly passed a law permitting Shia men to deny their wives food and sustenance if they refuse to obey their husbands' sexual demands, despite international outrage over an earlier version of the legislation which President Hamid Karzai had promised to review. The new final draft of the legislation also grants guardianship of children exclusively to their fathers and grandfathers, and requires women to get permission from their husbands to work. "It also effectively allows a rapist to avoid prosecution by paying 'blood money' to a girl who was injured when he raped her," the US charity Human Rights...
  • Human Rights Watch, Where Terrorist Propaganda Trumps the Truth

    08/06/2009 5:09:45 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 254+ views
    NGO Monitor/The Lid ^ | 8/6/09 | The Lid
    The International NGO, Human Rights Watch (HRW) is once again proving once again why its top banana Ken Roth is a perennial nominee for the Self Hating Jew Awards. They have a simple strategy, Advocacy not Accuracy. HRW is famous for inventing and/or twisting facts to slander Israel. They tend to use Palestinian sources only, without bothering to verify. HRW refuses to recognize terrorist attacks against Israel as provocative. For example, a year before the Gaza war they objected to Israel's limited response to the rocket attacks on Sedrot. In Jan 2008, Joe Stork of HRW wrote a 34 paragraph...
  • Human Rights Watch Goes to Saudi Arabia

    07/15/2009 11:22:32 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 1 replies · 727+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | JULY 15, 2009 | DAVID BERNSTEIN
    A delegation from Human Rights Watch was recently in Saudi Arabia. To investigate the mistreatment of women under Saudi Law? To campaign for the rights of homosexuals, subject to the death penalty in Saudi Arabia? To protest the lack of religious freedom in the Saudi Kingdom? To issue a report on Saudi political prisoners? No, no, no, and no. The delegation arrived to raise money from wealthy Saudis by highlighting HRW's demonization of Israel. An HRW spokesperson, Sarah Leah Whitson, highlighted HRW's battles with "pro-Israel pressure groups in the US, the European Union and the United Nations." (Was Ms. Whitson...
  • Iran Militia (Basij Hezbollah thugs) Raid Hospitals

    06/28/2009 3:50:03 PM PDT · by lewisglad · 10 replies · 692+ views
    Straits Times -Breaking News ^ | Monday June 29 2009
    TEHERAN - IRAN appears to be intensifying its crackdown on opposition protesters ahead of today's official verdict on the disputed election result, with militiamen reportedly seizing injured demonstrators from hospitals.Ms Banafsheh Akhlaghi, western regional director of the human rights group, said it had collected accounts from people who have left Iran and expatriates with relatives there who say the government's paramilitary wing has been stopping hospital staff from taking identification information from wounded demonstrators who check in. And she said that once the patients have been treated, the Basij remove them to an undisclosed location. One woman, who has since...
  • Human Rights Watch Demands Hamas Allow Captive Soldier Gilad Shalit to Speak

    06/25/2009 3:54:02 AM PDT · by Avi Kane · 5 replies · 569+ views
    Israel National News ^ | June 25, 2009 | Avraham Zuroff
    "Hamas authorities should immediately allow Sgt. Gilad Shalit of Israel to communicate with his family and to receive visits from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)," Human Rights Watch said Wednesday, a day before the third anniversary of his captivity. "Hamas's prolonged incommunicado detention of Shalit is cruel and inhuman and may amount to torture," Human Rights Watch said. Hamas authorities are obligated by the laws of war to allow Shalit to correspond with his family, but during his three years of captivity, Hamas has passed on only three letters he has written and a voice recording. Neither...
  • Obama's invisible terror victims: Rights of detained suspects paramount in process

    06/22/2009 12:41:41 PM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 4 replies · 602+ views
    Washington Times ^ | June 22, 2009 | Cmdr Kirk Lippold
    [L]ast week, after more delays in the process, the administration called victims of the Cole, Bali and Sept. 11 attacks together again to receive an update about the work of the Detainee Review Task Force. The meeting was emotional and heart-wrenching. Each person was given the opportunity to speak about the impact the president's decisions were having on him or her and loved ones. The brave families of our heroes showed true courage in that room. Once again, they had traveled to Washington to express their frustration at seeing justice delayed. If they were truly involved, and the administration were...
  • Human Rights Watch on Gaza---->Advocacy NOT Accuracy

    03/26/2009 7:55:27 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 196+ views
    NGO Monitor/Yidwithlid ^ | 3/25/09 | Yidwithlid
    The International NGO, Human Rights Watch (HRW) is once again proving once again why its top banana Ken Roth is a perennial nominee for the Self Hating Jew Awards. They have a simple strategy, Advocacy not Accuracy. HRW is famous for inventing and/or twisting facts to slander Israel. They tend to use Palestinian sources only, without bothering to verify. HRW refuses to recognize terrorist attacks against Israel as provocative. For example, a year before the Gaza war they objected to Israel's limited response to the rocket attacks on Sedrot. In Jan 2008, Joe Stork of HRW wrote a 34 paragraph...
  • WaMu: The last press release: WaMu Recognized as Top Diverse Employer—Again

    09/29/2008 8:18:53 AM PDT · by Jack Black · 18 replies · 667+ views
    WaMu web site ^ | 9/224/2008 | Kate Stouffer
    WaMu Recognized as Top Diverse Employer—Again Washington Mutual, Inc., September 24, 2008 Washington Mutual, Inc. (NYSE:WM), one of the nation’s leading banks for consumers and small businesses, has once again been recognized as a top employer by Hispanic Business magazine and the Human Rights Campaign. Hispanic Business magazine recently ranked WaMu sixth in its annual Diversity Elite list, which names the top 60 companies for Hispanics. The company was honored specifically for its efforts to recruit Hispanic employees, reach out to Hispanic consumers and support Hispanic communities and organizations. The Human Rights Campaign, the largest national gay, lesbian, bisexual and...
  • Venezuela expels staffers after report

    09/22/2008 5:49:31 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies · 193+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 9/19/2008 | John Otis
    Human Rights Watch on Friday condemned the expulsion from Venezuela of two of its senior staff members after releasing a report that was sharply critical of President Hugo Chavez. The staffers, Jose Miguel Vivanco and Daniel Wilkinson, were forced to leave the country late Thursday. The order came a few hours after a Caracas news conference where they presented a report describing how Chavez has weakened democratic institutions and human rights guarantees in Venezuela. "Chavez's expulsion of Human Rights Watch's team is further evidence of Venezuela's descent into intolerance," Kenneth Roth, executive director of the New York-based Human Rights Watch,...
  • Dr. Maier: Spanking (with love) not abusive

    08/22/2008 6:28:24 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies · 1,231+ views
    One News Now ^ | August 22, 2008 | Pete Chagnon
    A noted child and family psychologist says spanking a child can be an effective form of discipline, despite a recent study that states otherwise. A new report titled "A Violent Education: Corporal Punishment of Children in U.S. Public Schools" shows that more than 200,000 children received corporal punishment in U.S. schools. Texas accounted for the majority of the cases, although 21 U.S. states allow the use of corporal punishment. The study was conducted by Humans Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union. According to a Reuters article on the study, "liberal groups regard corporal punishment as a barbaric relic...
  • Israel Urged to Aid Oil-Stained Lebanon

    11/07/2007 9:12:43 PM PST · by Lorianne · 23 replies · 61+ views
    IPS News ^ | 01 November 2007 | Thalif Deen
    UNITED NATIONS - When the Israeli Air Force destroyed a slew of oil storage tanks and a key power station in Lebanon in July 2006, the environmental damage was described as devastating. And now, more than 15 months later, the United Nations has released a report detailing the extent of the destruction caused by that oil spill to human health, biodiversity, fisheries and tourism. The destruction has had "serious implications" for livelihoods and economy in that continuously trouble-plagued country. The Israeli bombing, which destroyed storage tanks and the El-Jiyeh power plant, triggered the release of about 15,000 tonnes of fuel...
  • 'I'd Rather Return to Guantanamo'(Barf alert)

    09/06/2007 9:52:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies · 731+ views
    Der Spiegel ^ | September
    When two Tunisian men were sent home after five years in Guantanamo, they thought they would be free. Instead, they faced imprisonment, abuse, threats and solitary confinement. Now they say things were better back in the US prison camp.Many of the detainees sitting in Guantanamo Bay hail from countries with a terrible record of torturing and abusing prisoners. While they may want to see an end to their ordeal in the US prison camp, they also have reason to dread the treatment they could face back home. According to Human Rights Watch (HRW), the US government is not doing enough...
  • CIA Held Al-Qaeda Suspect Secretly [7/7 London Mastermind]

    04/27/2007 9:10:45 PM PDT · by jdm · 32 replies · 809+ views
    Wash. Post ^ | April 28, 2007 | Dafna Linzer
    An Iraqi man accused of being a key aide to Osama bin Laden and a top leader of al-Qaeda was arrested late last year on his way to Iraq and handed over to the CIA, the Pentagon announced yesterday, in what became the first secret overseas detention since President Bush acknowledged the existence of such a program last September. -snip- He spent 15 years in Afghanistan as a trainer and planner beginning in the early 1990s, the Pentagon said. Before leaving his home country to join al-Qaeda's Islamic movement, al-Iraqi served in Saddam Hussein's military, rising to the rank of...
  • Group Seeks Fate of Terror Suspects

    02/27/2007 12:31:25 PM PST · by SmithL · 5 replies · 319+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 2/27/7 | KATHERINE SHRADER
    A human rights group is asking President Bush to disclose the fates of all terror suspects held since 2001, including at least 16 it believes have been locked up in secret CIA facilities. Human Rights Watch said it compiled a report about the 16, whose whereabouts are unknown, along with 22 others possibly held by the CIA, based on interviews with former detainees, press reports and other sources. The report — "Ghost Prisoner: Two Years in Secret CIA Detention" — includes an accounting from Marwan Jabour, a Palestinian who says he was held incommunicado for more than two years by...
  • President of Venezuela's RCTV Network: "The Rule of Law is Disappearing in Venezuela" (Translation)

    02/06/2007 2:08:51 PM PST · by StJacques · 36 replies · 1,162+ views
    El Mercurio ( Santiago, Chile ) ^ | February 5, 2007 | Marcel Granier ( translated by self )
    The rule of law is disappearing in Venezuela Marcel Granier, President of Radio Caracas Television (Inter-American Press Agency) The reaction of President Chavez is verbally violent and crude each time someone dares to have a different opinion. ____________________________________________________ President Chavez verbally announced his decision to close Radio Caracas Television, a channel which for more than 53 years and with the best facilities draws the greater audience, moreover of being the television broadcaster that employs the most people in Venezuela. Thus culminates a long chain of aggressions against journalists, employees, managers, and shareholders of the independent media. He is trying to...
  • Rights watchdog calls on Baghdad not to execute Saddam

    12/26/2006 5:17:17 PM PST · by RWB Patriot · 53 replies · 987+ views
    AFP ^ | 12-26-06 | RWB Patriot
    NEW YORK (AFP) - Human Rights Watch urged the Iraqi government not to execute Saddam Hussein, describing the trial that convicted the former president for crimes against humanity as "deeply flawed." "Imposing the death penalty, indefensible in any case, is especially wrong after such unfair proceedings," said Richard Dicker, director of Human Rights Watch's international justice programme. "That a judicial decision was first announced by Iraq's national security adviser underlines the political interference that marred Saddam Hussein's trial," he added. Saddam was sentenced to death in November after a trial lasting more than a year for ordering the deaths of...
  • Human Rights Watch says Saddam was not given fair trial

    11/20/2006 5:02:23 AM PST · by Zakeet · 35 replies · 690+ views
    The International Herald Tribune ^ | November 20, 2006 | Associated Press
    NEW YORK: Human Rights Watch said Monday that former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein was not given a fair trial, claiming in a report that attorneys and judges undermined the legitimacy of the process by staging repeated walkouts and failing to uphold standards of international law. In a 97-page report, the group called the soundness of the guilty verdict "questionable" and said the Iraqi High Tribunal was not equipped to handle such a complex case. The document was based on observation of the trial and interviews with court officials, lawyers and other key parties, the group said. The New York-based rights...