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Human Rights Watch THE WEEK IN RIGHTS
March 26, 2015
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In Syria, Rebels’ Car Bombs, Rockets Kill Civilians

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Opposition armed groups in Syria have indiscriminately attacked civilians in government-held territory with car bombs, mortars, and rockets.

The attacks have killed and maimed hundreds of civilians and destroyed civilian infrastructure in violation of the laws of war.

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In Nigeria, At Least 1,000 Civilians Dead Since January

Attacks by the Islamist armed group Boko Haram killed more than 1,000 civilians in 2015, based on witness accounts and an analysis of media reports.

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Dispatches: Remembering a Murder in Afghanistan

By Heather Barr
If Afghan women were feeling safe before, they aren’t now. The brutal murder of a young woman by a mob in the middle of Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, on March 20 shook many women to the core.

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Dispatches: US Deports Pastor as ‘Greatest Risk’ to Public Safety

By Grace Meng
Max Villatoro, a Mennonite pastor in Iowa, a husband, and a father to four US citizen children, was arrested as part of the US government’s “Operation Cross Check.” This nationwide, five-day operation targeted immigrants whom Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas said “pose the greatest risk to our public safety.”

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