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Syria: US Coalition Airstrikes Outside Raqqa Kill Dozens
Description: Two aerial attacks near Raqqa, Syria in March killed at least 84 civilians, including 30 children, and raise concerns that US-led coalition forces fighting the extremist armed group Islamic State (also known as ISIS) did not take adequate precautions to minimize civilian casualties, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The conclusions are based on an on-the-ground investigation into the attacks. The 42-page report, “All Feasible Precautions? Civilian Casualties in Anti-ISIS Coalition Airstrikes in Syria,” documents coalition attacks in March on a school housing displaced families in Mansourah and a market and a bakery in Tabqa, towns west of the city of Raqqa. Human Rights Watch found that ISIS fighters were at these sites, but so were dozens, perhaps hundreds, of civilians. The coalition should conduct thorough, prompt, and impartial investigations of the attacks, do everything feasible to prevent similar attacks, and provide compensation or condolence payments to people who suffered losses due to the coalition’s operations, Human Rights Watch said.
  24 Sep 2017   2m32s 30 1714 0
DRC: Kabila Should Step Down
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  18 Sep 2017   40s 13 455 0
Itoophiyaa: Ayyaana Irreecha asi adeemu irratti of-qusachuu feesisa
Description: Mootummaan Itoophiyaafi aangawonni tikaa Ayyaana Irreecha Onkoloolessa 1, 2017 gaggeeffamu irratti miidhaa qaamaafi ajjeecha hambisuuf tarkaanffii qabatama of-qusachuu akka godhu Hiyumaan Raayits Woch gabaasa fi viidiyoo hardha baaseen gaafateera. Ayyaana bara darbee irratti namoonni hedduun, tarii dhibbootan kan lakkaayaman wareegamaniiru. Gaga’umsa kanaaf sababa kan ta’e gaazii nama imimmaanessuu kan humnootni tikaa fayyadamaniifi dandii bayumsaa cufuu humnoota tikaatiin walirra deddeemuu tuuta uummataa uumameeni. Gabaasni fuula 33 mata duree ‘‘‘Ibiddatti gaazii naquu’: Tarkaanfii humnootni tikaa Ayyaana Irreechaa 2016 irratti fudhatan’’ jedhuun maxxanfame tuuta uummataa Ayyaana Irreechaaf bara 2016 walgaye irratti tarkaanffii humnaa mootummaan fudhate baldhisee ibsa. Ayyaanni tuuta uummataa gar-malee guddaan kabajamu kun saba Oromoo lakkoofsaan miliyoona 40 ta’uuf ayyaana addaati. Ayyaanni Irreechaa ayyaana Oromoon marti bacaqi gannaa bayanii birraa booqaa arguu isaaniifi waaqa itti galateeffataniifi asmaraa haamaa simachuuf itti walgayaniidha. Humnootni tika mootummaa tuutni uummata akka walirra deemee walfixuuf sababa ta’uu qofa osoo hin ta’iin namoota heddu rasaasa itti dhukaasuun ajjeesuu isaaniis Hiyumaan Raayits Woch raga qabatamaa argateera.
  18 Sep 2017   3m27s 18 2650 0
Ethiopia: Exercise Restraint at Upcoming Festival
Description: Ethiopian government and security officials should act with restraint and take concrete steps to prevent injuries and deaths at this year’s Irreecha festival on October 1, 2017. Many people, likely hundreds, died in a stampede at last year’s festival, triggered by security forces’ use of teargas and obstruction of exits. The festival, attended by massive crowds, is the most important cultural festival to Ethiopia’s 40 million ethnic Oromos, who gather to celebrate the end of the rains and welcome the harvest. Human Rights Watch found evidence that security force personnel not only triggered the stampede that caused many deaths but subsequently shot and killed some members of the crowd.
  18 Sep 2017   3m27s 7 2122 0
Ethiopia: Prevent Casualties at This Year’s Irreecha Festival
Description: Ethiopian government and security officials should act with restraint and take concrete steps to prevent injuries and deaths at this year’s Irreecha festival on October 1, 2017. Many people, likely hundreds, died in a stampede at last year’s festival, triggered by security forces’ use of teargas and obstruction of exits. The festival, attended by massive crowds, is the most important cultural festival to Ethiopia’s 40 million ethnic Oromos, who gather to celebrate the end of the rains and welcome the harvest. Human Rights Watch found evidence that security force personnel not only triggered the stampede that caused many deaths but subsequently shot and killed some members of the crowd.
  18 Sep 2017   1m 12 225 0
Torture and disinformation in Egypt: HRW responds
Description: After Human Rights Watch released a report on torture in Egypt titled “‘We Do Unreasonable Things Here’: Torture and National Security in al-Sisi’s Egypt," the government blocked HRW's website and went into propaganda overdrive. This video is a short response. More about the report: Under President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Egypt’s regular police and National Security officers routinely torture political detainees with techniques including beatings, electric shocks, stress positions, and sometimes rape. Read more: https://goo.gl/G4vQcy
  16 Sep 2017   1m37s 34 323 0
Get Real America: Meet Sister Denise
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  14 Sep 2017   58s 12 148 0
Get Real America: Dreamer Reads Tweets from Anti-Immigrant Trolls
Description: Right now, 800,000 Americans are facing deportation. Dreamers are our neighbors, friends, and coworkers and have nowhere else to go. In this video, Cesar Vargas - a Dreamer and New York’s first openly undocumented lawyer - confronts mean tweets from anti-immigrant trolls and makes the case for why immigrants belong. #DefendDACA
  13 Sep 2017   1m35s 17 190 0
Burma: Rohingya Describe Military Atrocities
Description: Ethnic Rohingya Muslims fleeing Burmese security forces in Burma’s Rakhine State have described killings, shelling, and arson in their villages that have all the hallmarks of a campaign of “ethnic cleansing." Burmese army, police, and ethnic Rakhine armed groups have carried out operations against predominantly Rohingya villages since the August 25, 2017 attacks by Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) militants against about 30 police posts and an army base. Burmese army commander Sr. Gen. Min Aung Hlaing told the media that the government-approved military clearance operations in Rakhine State was “unfinished business” dating back to the Second World War.
  12 Sep 2017   56s 41 6265 0
Peru: New Evidence Implicates Humala in Atrocities
Description: New evidence has emerged that credibly implicates former President Ollanta Humala Tasso (2011-2016) in atrocities during Peru’s armed conflict in the 1990s. The evidence also implicates Humala in the attempted cover-up of incriminating evidence when he ran for president in 2006. The report, “Implicating Humala: Evidence of Atrocities and Cover-Up of Abuses Committed during Peru’s Armed Conflict,” provides an overview of existing evidence, including testimony by several soldiers that they tortured, killed, and forcibly disappeared people during military operations against armed groups in the 1990s. They said they did so under the orders – and sometimes in the presence of – Humala, who was allegedly stationed at the Madre Mía military base in the Alto Huallaga region in 1992 under the pseudonym “Captain Carlos.” In testimony provided to judicial authorities and interviews with Human Rights Watch and the media, several victims also implicated Humala in violations and in attempted cover-ups.
  07 Sep 2017   1m1s 7 101 0
Peru: Humala Implicated in Atrocities
Description: New evidence has emerged that credibly implicates former President Ollanta Humala Tasso (2011-2016) in atrocities during Peru’s armed conflict in the 1990s, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The evidence also implicates Humala in the attempted cover-up of incriminating evidence when he ran for president in 2006. The 25-page report, “Implicating Humala: Evidence of Atrocities and Cover-Up of Abuses Committed during Peru’s Armed Conflict,” provides an overview of existing evidence, including testimony by several soldiers that they tortured, killed, and forcibly disappeared people during military operations against armed groups in the 1990s. They said they did so under the orders – and sometimes in the presence of – Humala, who was allegedly stationed at the Madre Mía military base in the Alto Huallaga region in 1992 under the pseudonym “Captain Carlos.” In testimony provided to judicial authorities and interviews with Human Rights Watch and the media, several victims also implicated Humala in violations and in attempted cover-ups.
  07 Sep 2017   2m28s 12 308 0
UN Should Compensate Victims of Lead Poisoning in Kosovo
Description: The United Nations’ failure to compensate victims of widespread lead poisoning at UN-run camps in Kosovo has left affected families struggling to care for sick relatives who were exposed to the contamination, Human Rights Watch said today. About 8,000 people from the Roma, Ashkali, and Egyptian minorities were forced from their homes in Mitrovica town after the 1998-1999 Kosovo war. For more than a decade, the UN – Kosovo’s then-de facto government – resettled about 600 of them in camps contaminated by lead from a nearby industrial mine. In 2016, a UN human rights advisory panel found that the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) had violated the affected people’s rights to life and health. It said that UNMIK “was made aware of the health risks [camp residents] had been exposed to since November 2000,” yet failed to relocate them to a safe environment until more than 10 years later and recommended it apologize and pay individual compensation.
  07 Sep 2017   56s 9 75 0