Contents tagged with Human Rights Watch

  • Human Rights Watch calls for boycott of FIFA 2018 World Cup opening match in Russia

    Human Rights Watch, a prominent human rights organization, has called for a political boycott of the opening match of the World Cup, which will be held on June 14 in Russia. Kenneth Roth, the Executive Director of the organization, announced this in a special statement on Tuesday, May 22.

    "World leaders should signal to President Putin that unless he changes track and acts to end atrocities by Russian and Syrian forces in Syria, they won’t be in their seats in the VIP box with him on opening …

  • Human Rights Watch: Crimeans are losing their rights

    The world-wide independent international human rights organization, Human Rights Watch, has released their report for 2017, which indicated that after the Russian Federation’s occupation of the Crimea, the human rights situation in the peninsula deteriorated, as stated by its representative in Ukraine, Tatyana Cooper, during the presentation of the report in Kyiv on Thursday, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    "Since Russia began taking control of the peninsula, the human rights situation there has …

  • Russia Accused of Using Cluster Bombs in Syria

    A group of Russian activists claimed on Thursday that there was evidence that Russian aircraft in Syria are equipped with cluster bombs, despite the statements of the authorities.

    Last month, international human rights organization Human Rights Watch reported that Russia either used cluster bombs in Syria or provided the Syrian army with a new batch of such ammunition, or did both. The Russian Defense Ministry denied the reports of the HRW.

    However, on Thursday, the Conflict Intelligence Team  …