Archiv: Human Rights Watch


26.11.2019 - 10:44 [ Mint Press ]

How Human Rights Watch Whitewashed a Right-Wing Massacre in Bolivia

(20.11.2019)

While some may be surprised by its response to the Bolivia crisis, Human Rights Watch’s support for a U.S.-backed right-wing coup is no aberration.

01.11.2019 - 13:14 [ Junge Welt ]

Krieg in Afghanistan: Krieg gegen Zivilisten

Obwohl die Einheiten nominell dem afghanischen Geheimdienst NDS angehören, sitzt ihr direkter Befehlshaber in Washington. Ihre Mitglieder wurden laut Bericht größtenteils von der CIA angeworben, geschult, ausgerüstet und beaufsichtigt. Zudem gingen die Einsätze oftmals mit Luftangriffen einher, die von den USA selbst durchgeführt wurden.

31.10.2019 - 17:28 [ Human Rights Watch ]

“They’ve Shot Many Like This”: Abusive Night Raids by CIA-Backed Afghan Strike Forces

Afghan paramilitaryforces nominally belong to the Afghan National Directorate of Security(NDS), the country’s primary intelligence agency. However, these forces do not fall under the ordinary chain of command within the NDS, nor under normal Afghan or US military chains of command.They largely have beenrecruited, trained, equipped,and overseen by the CIA. They often have US special forces personnel deployed alongside them during kill-or-capture operations; these US forces, primarily Army Rangers,have been seconded to the CIA.Afghanparamilitary strike forces generally carry out operations with USlogistical support andare dependent on US intelligence and surveillance for targeting.

31.10.2019 - 17:26 [ BBC ]

CIA-backed Afghan troops ‚committed war crimes‘: report

Forces conducted night raids, in which they dragged people out of their homes without prior warning. Among the allegations are claims they targeted medical staff who treated militants in contested or Taliban-controlled areas, and summarily executed or „forcibly disappeared“ people in custody.

Moreover, the troops „seem to have unlawfully targeted civilians because of mistaken identity, poor intelligence, or political rivalries in the locality“.

27.04.2019 - 11:53 [ sbs.com.au ]

Sri Lanka must have foreign judges in war crime investigation: HRW

(17. Februar 2017)

Sri Lanka must employ international judges and prosecutors to ensure accountability during trials of those responsible for alleged war crimes against mostly Tamils, Human Rights Watch Australia’s director Elaine Pearson told SBS News.

Ms Pearson’s call, which echoes a recommendation in a 2015 UN Human Rights Council report of the OHCHR investigation of Sri Lanka, comes as Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesingh this week visited Canberra.

24.07.2018 - 21:19 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

Uruguay verwahrt sich gegen Vorhaltungen von Human Rights Watch

Der in einem ungewöhnlich anmaßendem Ton gehaltene offene Brief von HRW an die Regierung des Sozialdemokraten Tábare Vázquez beklagt, dass Uruguay, das „in der Vergangenheit ein Verbündeter beim Schutz und der Förderung der Menschenrechte bei den Vereinten Nationen war“, sich der Initiative noch nicht angeschlossen habe. Vivanco rät, „Uruguay sollte nicht zu der schrumpfenden Gruppe von Staaten gehören, die immer noch bereit sind, das Maduro-Regime blind zu verteidigen.“