A regional governor in northeastern Ukraine says a child was hospitalized after Russian forces used phosphorous weapons in a civilian area.
Russia has revoked the registration of over a dozen human rights groups over "violations" of Russian law.
Motyzhyn and Bucha near Kyiv have been the scene of alleged incidents of brutality by Russian forces towards Ukrainian citizens.
Bucha civilians assert media reports about the massacre in Bucha are real.
With cameras and social media ubiquitous, human rights groups say Ukraine's government may be violating an international agreement.
Marina Ovsyannikova could face a long prison sentence for staging a protest on live television that's drawn headlines and gone viral.
The Chinese tennis star again denied allegations of sexual assault and told reporters that she never disappeared from public view.
After Syrian forces regained control of a prison that was under siege by the Islamic State, hundreds of child detainees are still unaccounted for.
The origins of this campaign lie in the NGO forum of the UN World Conference against Racism held in Durban, South African in September 2001.
Rights groups warned U.S. athletes against making comments about China while at the 2022 Olympics, saying they should save comments for when they're back home.
"Police acted with disproportionate use of force and went after the poorest people in the city," said attorney and human rights expert Carlos Negret.
Homsi, who was detained in Lebanon for alleged cannabis possession and unspecified "security reasons," was released Wednesday.
As France signed a deal to sell combat planes and helicopters to the UAE, human rights groups denounced the decision, saying they could be used in war crimes.
"The pattern of killings has sown terror throughout Afghanistan, as no one associated with the former government can feel secure," the report said.
According to the IOC's statement, Peng Shuai said in the 30-minute video call that she is doing well, appreciated the concern but asked for her privacy.
After the Human Rights Watch sent letters to the IOC's TOP sponsors asking them to be aware of human rights climate, China continued to deny violations.
"The money belongs to the Afghan nation. Just give us our own money," finance ministry spokesman Ahmad Wali Haqmal said.
"Assad does not merely profit from the crisis he has created. He has created a system that rewards him more the worse things get," the report said.
One officer forced a woman to inappropriately touch him, another agent made a woman give him oral sex in exchange for her release, the report said.
"There is virtually no chance Nicaraguans can exercise their fundamental rights to freedom of expression, assembly, and association, nor to vote and run for public office, if they are seen as opposing the ruling party," said the Americas director at Human Rights Watch.
"The Mozambican authorities should publicly disclose his whereabouts, allow him access to a lawyer and visits by relatives, and, if he is to be charged, promptly bring him before a court," Lewis Mudge, Central Africa director at Human Rights Watch, said about Cassien Ntamuhanga.
"This trial is clearly the opening salvo in an overall strategy to neuter Suu Kyi and the National League for Democracy party as a force that can challenge military rule in the future," the deputy Asia director for Human Rights Watch said.
Several Uyghur exiles told an independent tribunal they suffered forced labor, abortions, beatings and more while living in China's Xinjiang region.
To live up to his vow to be guided by human rights, President Joe Biden should use U.S. leverage to insist that the Israeli government stop its oppression of Palestinians.
Israel is not beyond critique. I constructively criticize many of our policies. But over the top, one-dimensional accusations lacking nuance like those that fill the HRW report do not undermine Israel; they undermine legitimate criticism of Israeli policies.
Egypt's officials, including President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi, should understand that by harming dissidents' loved ones, they are only entrenching their government's reputation as a cruel human rights abuser.
Death penalty disproportionately affects the African-American community and those suffering from mental illnesses, or a history of childhood abuse, figures show.