Human Rights Watch


Activists Aren't Backing Down After Egypt's Massive LGBTQ Crackdown

As queer Egyptians face arrest and police entrapment, activists there told us it's more important than ever to fight government disinformation and propoganda, any way they can.


Is China's Paralympic Dominance Reflected In Their Support For Disabled People?

While China is dominating the Paralympic medal table in Rio, the treatment of disabled people back home still falls painfully short.


Some Indonesians Are Shackling and Imprisoning the Mentally Ill in Sheds

Because mental illness is often thought to be a result of spirit possession in Indonesia, an estimated 18,000 individuals are detained in sheds and backyards for years by their own families.


The Turkish Football Supporters Accused of Terrorism

We spoke with the leader of a Beşiktas supporters group who was accused of terrorism by the Turkish government following demonstrations against President Erdoğan.


The Hangover News

The head of Britain's largest trade union warned the labour party to pick the 'correct leader', 700 migrants were rescued off of the Indonesian coast and a restaurant in Nigeria was found to be serving human flesh.


Abuse Against Mentally Ill Prisoners Is 'Widespread' Across US, According to Human Rights Watch Report

According to the study, corrections officials in the United States use violence to punish prisoners for exhibiting behaviours of their mental illness, which violates the Constitution and international human rights laws.


Canada Is Bombing the Islamic State in Syria, and Cyberwar Centres Could Be Next

Canada's CF-18s might look to take out the Islamic State's infamous media caliphate.


The Canadian Government Won't Help Journalist Mohamed Fahmy Get Out of Egyptian Jail

A Canadian journalist imprisoned in Egypt has called out the Canadian Prime Minister after a visit by Foreign Minister John Baird failed to end his more than year-long nightmare.


Saudi Women Are Defiant In Their Fight to Be Able to Drive

A 25-year-old activist spent the night in her car after police confiscated her passport for trying to drive across the Saudi Arabia border on Sunday night.


India Isn't the Only Country Tampering With Women's Wombs

And it's often for more reasons than misguided attempts at population control through the most brutal means possible.


Colleges Should Stop Asking Prospective Students About Their Criminal Records

Past mistakes shouldn't make it impossible to pursue an education.


This Is What It Was Like to Be Gay in Communist Romania

Two gay men recount what life was like under dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu.