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China carrying out 'intense' global attack on rights – HRW

Jan 15, 2020 - 4:58 AM

Human Rights Watch accuses Chinese president Xi Jin Ping of overseeing 'the most brutal and pervasive oppression that China has seen for decades'

This photo taken on September 15, 2019 shows people singing a patriotic song during an event in Hangzhou in China's eastern Zhejiang province, to celebrate the 70th year of the founding of the People's Republic of China. STR / AFP

China defends barring Human Rights Watch head from Hong Kong

Jan 13, 2020 - 5:01 PM

(3rd UPDATE) 'Allowing or not allowing someone's entry is China's sovereign right,' foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang says

KENNETH ROTH. In this file photo taken on October 16, 2019, Human Rights Watch organization executive director, US Kenneth Roth, speaks during a press conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil. File photo by Nelson Almeida/AFP

HRW: Excess in autocratic rule in 2018 'fueling' effective resistance

Jan 17, 2019 - 8:24 PM

In its latest world report, Human Rights Watch highlights the continuous threats and harassment experienced by activists and other progressive groups

Human rights are the bedrock of a person's dignity and freedom. Human rights belong to every regardless of their stature in life, their gender, class, ethinicity, religion, politics or circumstances. Human rights are universal because we are all born with them. And yet, because people do not equally enjoy their rights and human rights itself are under attack, there are those who spend their lives fighting for the rights of others and their selves. December 10, 2018 International Human Rights Day at Mendiola, Manila. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Indonesia to 'resolve' its 'dark history' around mass killings – but rules out apology

Apr 18, 2016 - 5:46 PM

The two day symposium in Jakarta opened by senior ministers marks the first time the government has backed such a public investigation into the controversial killings

PROTESTS. Outside the symposium, anti-communism protesters asked for an end in the discussions. Photo by Antara

US ‘welcomes’ Indonesian symposium to unveil truth about mass killings

Apr 18, 2016 - 4:45 PM

Historians have affirmed the US backed the massacre but until today – because of previous attempts of the Indonesian government to shut down talks about the 1965 events and the events surrounding it – the mass killings remain shrouded in secrecy

FLAGS FOR SALE. Indonesian flags are displayed for sale in the street, ahead of Indonesia's Independence Day celebrations in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, on August 7, 2014. Photo by EPA/Hotli Simanjuntak

HRW: It's time for Indonesia, US to tell the truth about the 1965 massacre

Apr 13, 2016 - 9:26 PM

Human Rights Watch says it is time for the Indonesian government and the United States to come clean about what happened 50 years ago which resulted in the death of at least 500 000 Indonesians

MASS KILLINGS. Activists put on trial the Indonesia government for the 1960s mass killings that massacred 500,000 people. Screenshot from official trailer of 'Act of Killing' on YouTube