human rights abuses


We Must Speak Up Against Israel's Slaughter in Gaza

Palestinians living in Gaza are subjected to prison-like conditions and are now being murdered in droves.


El Salvador Cops and Soldiers Are Executing Gang Members and Pretending They Didn't Do It, Official Says

An investigation by Human Rights Ombudsman David Morales found evidence of extrajudicial executions in two incidents last year, raising fears of a return to the civil war death squads of the 1980s.


Mexican Soldiers and a Federal Agent Caught on Tape Torturing a Woman

The video appears to back allegations of widespread torture in the context of Mexico’s drug wars, and the prominent role given to the army within them.


ICC to Decide If Malian Teacher Will Face Charges for Destroying Timbuktu Artifacts

Malian citizen Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi will appear at a hearing on Tuesday to determine whether he will become the first person to be charged at the International Criminal Court with destroying cultural artifacts.


The World Didn't Seem to Notice That China Gave Robert Mugabe a Peace Prize

Zimbabwean media reported that he had received the award on Sunday to little notice, but after word of the irony spread on social media, Western news outlets began amplifying coverage of the dubious distinction.


This British Foreign Minister Acted as an Arms Dealer to Colombia

And a Royal Navy ship was the floating sales office for an arms-trade party.


Ethiopians Aren't Optimistic That Obama Can Help End Country's Human Rights Abuses

Ethiopia has maintained Washington funding despite reports by the US State Department that paint the country as one of the worst human rights offenders in sub-Saharan Africa.


The US Military Is Worried It’s Supporting Human Rights Abuses with Aid to Mexico

In internal documents, Pentagon analysts at US Northern Command express concern over cases of security forces killing unarmed civilians in Mexico. The US has sent $2.5 billion to Mexico for its fight against drug cartels.


Human Rights Watch Says Australia Hasn’t Solved Problems, It’s Added New Ones

According to Human Rights Watch's 2015 World Report, Australia isn't doing great.


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.


The UK Is Facing a Fresh Iraq War Crimes Probe

Detainees in the UK’s custody described systematic torture, including beatings, electrocution, burning, mock executions, and sexual assault.


I Was Tortured in Sri Lanka for Harboring Tamils

They used iron girders and PVC piping filled with sand and dirt. It hurts like hell, but it doesn't leave marks. That was the first time I've ever been beaten in my entire life.