Human Rights Watch requests that the Government of Peru investigate the deaths of six civilians after police opened fire on a mining demonstration last Sunday. At least 30 others were injured.
The Russian Ministry of Justice revokes the registration of 15 foreign organizations, including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch (HRW), and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. No reason is given, but the revocations come days after HRW reported on war crimes committed by Russia during the invasion of Ukraine.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) calls on the Ethiopian government to investigate an airstrike on a school being used as an IDP camp in Dedebit, which killed at least 57 people. HRW describes the bombing as a war crime.
The trial of Yemeni actress and model Intisar al-Hammadi begins in Sanaa. al-Hammadi stands accused of "indecent acts" for posting photos of herself without a headscarf on social media. She was arrested in February by Houthi authorities. Human Rights Watch denounces the trial as unfair and says that al-Hammadi was subjected to physical and verbal abuse, racist insults and forced to sign documents while blindfolded and also being threatened to undergo a virginity test.
Egypt tries 237 activists, who face jail terms of up to three years, arrested for protesting without permits against President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. Thousands demonstrated this month following the Sisi government's decision to hand over two uninhabited islands in the Straits of Tiran to Saudi Arabia. Human Rights Watch says at least 382 had been arrested.
Human Rights Watch claims that the Government of Japan has been too slow in providing health care to survivors of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. [http:--www.trust.org-alertnet-news-japan-too-slow-in-fukushima-health-checks-rights-group (Alertnet)]date=August 2019
Human Rights Watch expresses concern that Iran and Saudi Arabia, which have been criticized for their records on women's rights, are expected to join a new U.N. agency devoted to women and could interfere with the work of the agency.
Human Rights Watch calls for an independent investigation in Rwanda into the death of Andre Kagwa Rwisereka, vice president of the opposition Democratic Green Party, who was killed weeks before a presidential election.