Rights Abuses Remain Abysmal in North Korea

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The human rights situation in North Korea remains abysmal. So says the most recent report sent by the U.S. State Department to the U.S. Congress. Indeed, the report states that serious human rights abuses committed by North Korea include extrajudicial killings, forced labor, torture, and prolonged arbitrary detention, as well as rape, forced abortions, and other sexual violence. Many of …

Ruling Party Youth Responsible for Violence Across Burundi:© 2005 by Human Rights Watch.

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The name Imbonerakure means “those who see far” in Kirundi, the primary language of Burundi; but, Human Rights Watch says what it sees is the ruling party’s youth league committing atrocities across the country. In a new report, HRW accuses Burundi’s government of refusing to prosecute or rein in the Imbonerakure, which the rights group says should be held responsible for …

Deteriorating Outlook for Human Rights in SE Asia:HRW

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The Human Rights Watch (HRW) annual report released Thursday says Southeast Asia was marked by a deterioration in human rights, with special concerns over Thailand, the Philippines and Cambodia. The rights report pointed to a tightening grip on media and communications by governments through cybercrime laws, sedition and further limits on freedom of speech. Phil Robertson, deputy Asia director for Human Rights …

Hold to Account Those Who Murder Journalists

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There is a dangerous global trend in violence against journalists. Indeed, a growing number of journalists are being targeted by violent extremists and transnational criminal organizations, said the Spokesperson for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Affairs at State Mario Crifo. Organizations such as Da’esh in Iraq and Syria, extremist militias in Libya, al-Shabaab in Somalia and Boko Haram in Nigeria …

Strategy to Improve Human Rights in N. Korea

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The United States is fully committed to an effective response to North Korea’s atrocious human rights record. “This year marks a milestone for U.S. policy regarding human rights in North Korea,” said Deputy Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Scott Busby. North Korea is one of the world’s most repressive countries. Under its leader Kim Jong Un, the …