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Nigeria: Victims of Abductions Tell Their Stories

Nigeria: Victims of Abductions Tell Their Stories.

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Russia: Children with disabilities face violence, neglect - Human Rights Watch

Nearly 30 percent of all children with disabilities in Russia live in state orphanages where they may face violence and neglect. Russia should stop abuse of children with disabilities in state care, and make it a priority to provide support for children with disabilities to live with their families or in other family settings, rather than in institutions, said Human rights Watch in a press release.

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Ukraine: Insurgents Disrupt Medical Services | Human Rights Watch

Ukraine: Insurgents Disrupt Medical Services.They have threatened medical staff, stolen and destroyed medical equipment and compromised the ability of civilian patients to receive treatment. Insurgent forces have also expropriated ambulances and used them to transport active fighters.| Human Rights Watch.

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The future of democracy in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s chief executive, Leung Chun-ying, is going to present a report to Beijing requesting the start of the electoral reform process. His report should reflect strong demands from Hong Kong residents for genuine universal suffrage, Human Rights Watch said today in a press release.

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ISIL advance in Iraq threatens civilians | Human Rights Watch

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has taken over many areas of Iraq, including Mosul, Tikrit, and towns in Salah al-Din province and there is fear that they will continue their advance towards the capital, Baghdad. The Iraqi Government has asked for help to the US To fight them. Human Rights Watch warns that the advance of ISIL in Iraq and Syria puts civilians in danger.

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Link: Health workers, patients under attack - Human Rights Watch

(Geneva) – Hundreds of attacks on health workers have occurred in dozens of countries around the world since 2012, Human Rights Watch and the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition said in a joint report released today. The report, released in advance of a meeting on May 19 to 24, 2014, of health ministers from around the world, called on governments […]

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International companies and Bangladesh one year after the collapse

Survivors of the Rana Plaza building collapse one year ago in Bangladesh are still suffering from their injuries and loss of income, Human Rights Watch said today. International companies that sourced garments from five factories operating in the Rana Plaza building are not contributing enough to the financial trust fund set up to support survivors and the families of those who died, said the organisation in a press release.

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Egypt mass death sentences

The criminal court in Minya, Egypt sentenced 529 people to death, possibly the largest mass death sentence in recent years anywhere, in a trial lacking basic due process protections, said Human Rights Watch in a press release.

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HRW: Syrian authorities deliberately demolished thousands of homes

Satellite imagery, witness statements, and video and photographic evidence show that Syrian authorities deliberately and unlawfully demolished thousands of residential buildings in Damascus and Hama in 2012 and 2013, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

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Aid to besieged areas in Syria still blocked

Syrian government and some opposition forces are preventing the delivery of humanitarian assistance to hundreds of thousands of civilians in areas under siege in Syria, Human Rights Watch denounces.

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