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Egypt must stop trials of children in military courts: HRW

By AFP CAIRO: Human Rights Watch on Tuesday called on Egypt’s military rulers to end all investigations and trials of children before military courts. The New York-based rights watchdog said that together with an Egyptian activist group, No Military Trials for Civilians, it had documented 43 cases of juveniles taken before military prosecutors since a …


Court adjourns NGO case to April 10, HRW urges Egypt to drop charges

By Mai Shams El-Din CAIRO: Head of the Cairo Criminal Court, Justice Makram Awwad adjourned until April 10 the trial of non-Egyptian NGOs charged with illicit foreign funding, ordering the Prosecutor General to summon the American defendants who left the country to the next session. Meanwhile, Human Rights Watch urged Egyptian authorities to drop the charges …


HRW calls on Bahrain to release democracy activists

By AFP DUBAI: Human Rights Watch on Tuesday called for the release of hundreds of Bahraini pro-democracy activists arrested after last year’s uprising and for all charges against them to be dropped. “Grossly unfair military and civilian trials have been a core element in Bahrain’s crackdown on pro-democracy protests,” HRW said. Cases “against everyone convicted …


HRW report criticizes performance of Egypt’s military council

CAIRO: The year 2011 saw “no improvement” in the protection of human rights since the fall of Hosni Mubarak, according to a report released by a leading international watchdog Sunday. Human Rights Watch (HRW), during the launch in Cairo of its “2011 World Report,” was critical of the conduct of Egyptian security forces, which are …


HRW urges Egypt new parliament to amend abusive laws

CAIRO: Human Rights Watch on Monday urged Egypt’s new parliament to scrap laws dating from the Mubarak regime that curb freedoms and "shield" official abuse. "Egypt’s newly elected parliament should urgently reform the arsenal of laws used by the Mubarak government to restrict freedoms," the watchdog said in a report released just days before parliament …


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