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Israeli air strikes on Gaza high-rise buildings may amount to war crimes: Human Rights Watch

Israeli air strikes that destroyed four high-rise buildings during May’s conflict in the Gaza Strip may amount to war crimes, Human Rights Watch says. No-one was hurt in the attacks, but a report by the campaign group says dozens of families were left homeless. The Israeli military said Palestinian militant groups were using the towers […]

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Human Rights Watch accuses Israel of committing apartheid against Palestinians

Human Rights Watch has accused the Israeli government of committing crimes of apartheid and persecution against Palestinians, a new report on Tuesday claimed. In its 213-page report, the United States-based advocacy group says the term apartheid has generally been used in a “descriptive or comparative” sense in relation to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories, […]

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China’s treatment of Uighurs and other Turkic Muslims is ‘among the greatest human rights abuses’: HRW

Beijing is responsible for ‘policies of mass detention, torture, and cultural persecution, among other offenses’ in the northwest region of Xinjiang, targeting Uighur ethnic minority and other Turkic Muslims, the Human Rights Watch has said in a new report. In a 53-page report, titled Break Their Lineage, Break Their Roots documented a “range of abuses” […]