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Calls on International Community to Investigate

Human Rights Watch is deeply concerned by credible allegations from local human rights organizations and the international media that the Serbian security forces committed gross abuses against the civilian population in military actions that took place…
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Human Rights Watch, the Greek Helsinki Monitor, and the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in the Republic of Macedonia express their common concern regarding the recent decision of the Skopje Court of Appeals in the cases of Rufi Osmani, Mayor of…
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As Chinese Premier Li Peng was due to arrive in the Netherlands for official talks, Human Rights Watch called on the Dutch government to press for significant human rights improvements in China and Tibet. The organization also urged the Hague to resist…
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 Economic Crisis Leads to Scapegoating of Ethnic Chinese, February 1998
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 (02/18/98 ) -- The rise in prices of basic goods such as rice and cooking oil has led…
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Background Information Regarding Visit of Prime Minister Milorad Dodik

In the open letter, Human Rights Watch asks Prime Minister Dodik to take immediate action on five urgent matters in the RS: the restitution of property in Banja Luka, two cases of murdered ("disappeared") individuals, incidents of police brutality, and…
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In a letter to the government of Sudan, Human Rights Watch condemns recent trials of both secular and religious government opponents, who have been punished for exercising their rights to free expression and free association. A copy of the letter is…
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Among the many human rights tragedies in Algeria has been the "disappearance" of more than one thousand men and women since 1992, following their arrest by government forces. As with many acts of violence in Algeria, authorship of some cases of "…
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Human Rights Watch welcomed the decision of the British government to establish a new, independent inquiry into the events of January 30, 1972, commonly known as Bloody Sunday. Human Rights Watch has long argued that the original tribunal of inquiry, the…
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A letter signed by a coalition of thirteen U.S.-based international human rights and domestic civil rights groups, requesting that your administration compile and publish an annual report on the state of human rights in the United States. Sincerely,…