Rights group urges Bangladesh to ensure fair trial for mutineers

A western rights group has urged Bangladesh to stop mass trials for the hundreds of paramilitary border guards accused in the February 2009 mutiny that left 74 dead, mostly army officers. New York-based Human Rights Watch on Tuesday said that those responsible for the deadly mutiny should be held accountable, but in military and civilian [...]

Syrian government torturing protesters, journalists

Syrian security and intelligence services have arbitrarily detained hundreds of protesters across the country, subjecting them to torture and ill-treatment, since anti-government demonstrations began in mid-March 2011, according to a human rights organization. Yesterday, thousands of anti-government protesters occupied the center of Syria’s third largest city, Homs, insisting they will not leave until they bring [...]

Human Rights in the Rear View Mirror: Colombian Commandos Training Mexican Military and Police

In another misstep of the historic failure of Plan Colombia and the US supported War on Drugs, Colombia is training thousands of Mexican soldiers, police and court officials in an effort to boost Mexico’s fight against drug cartels. Trainings have mostly taken place in Mexico, but now Mexican troops and police are traveling to Colombia [...]

More protests: death toll in Libya now stands at 173 at least

Death of a young protester in Benghazi. Tens of thousands gathered in Benghazi on Sunday for funerals of protesters killed by Libyan security forces as Human Rights Watch said overnight violence had doubled the death toll from four days of clashes to 173. The unrest is the worst ever during Muammar Qadhafi´s 42 years in [...]

Bangladesh, India: Human Rights Hanging On The Border Fence

Bangladeshis were shocked by widely published photographs of the dead body of a 15 year old Bangladeshi girl hanging on the India-Bangladesh border Fence. According to news reports the girl named Felani was shot dead by the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) at Anantapur while she was illegally crossing the border with her father on [...]

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