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Case Belies Israel's Claim Palestinian Journalists Arrested Only for Underground Activities

Middle East Watch today called on Israeli military authorities to release immediately journalist Taher Shriteh, whom they have held in investigative detention since January 28 without filing charges against him.   …
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Most Palestinians Still Unprotected from Iraqi Missile Attack, Despite Israeli Court Ruling

On January 18, Middle East Watch condemned Iraq's Scud missiles attacks on Tel Aviv. By firing indiscriminately into heavily populated areas in Israel and later in Saudi Arabia, Iraq has blatantly violated one of the fundamental tenets of the laws of war…
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Testimony of Andrew Whitley, Middle East Watch Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee

Testimony of Andrew Whitley, Middle East Watch Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee January 8, 1991
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Middle East Watch is concerned that the Egyptian government is using its emergency law and other measures to stifle emerging domestic dissent against the Gulf War. In a letter to President Hosni Mubarak dated February 11, Middle East Watch said that a…
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Since mid-1989, the special region of Aceh on the northern tip of Sumatra has been the site of massive human rights violations. The abuses have been sparked by actions of an armed opposition group, the Acheh/Sumatra National Liberation Front, more…
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Shortly after Nicolar Ceauscu was overthrown on December 22, 1989, the world was exposed for the first time to the shocking images of Romania's orphans, expecially its handicapped children and babies with AIDS. These children, numbering over 100,000, live…
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The November 29 election is taking place in the shadow of the continuing crisis in the Persian Gulf, and in the context of major economic, social and political problems in Egypt. Even prior to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait, the Egyptian economy was suffering…
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Since July, at least nine political activists from across the ideological spectrum have been killed, while others have suffered assassination attempts or death threats. Americas Watch is aware of no progress in any investigations into these crimes
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  Despite the South Korean government’s June 1987 promise of reforms, there is a wide disparity between the rhetoric of democracy achieved and the reality of the retreat from reform. The government of President Roh Tae-Woo…