Human Rights Watch alleges Chinese security forces beat and tortured protesters during 2008 unrest in Tibet.
Human Rights Watch accuses the Israeli Defense Forces of using white phosphorus munitions in its military operation in the Gaza area and Lebanon, saying that this puts civilians at risk of serious and long-term injuries.
Six activists of the Free Papua Movement are sentenced by an Indonesian court to 8–9 months in prison for treason. The ruling is condemned by Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch as a violation of their freedom of speech and assembly.
Human Rights Watch and the Committee to Protect Journalists criticize the administration of Philippine President Benigno Aquino III for his failure to protect journalists after the deaths of at least 12 in 2013.
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.