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June 30, 2017Allegations are emerging of Iraqi forces beating and unlawfully killing men and boys fleeing Mosul in the final phase of the battle against the Islamic State (also known as ISIS), Human Rights Watch said today.Four witnesses told Human Rights Watch that they saw Iraqi forces beat unarmed men and boys fleeing the fighting within ... Read the rest...

Israeli officials announced on 11 June that, in response to a request by the Palestinian Authority, they were reducing electricity to consumers in the Gaza Strip by 40 percent. They began the process with a 7 percent reduction on 19 June. They should immediately reverse course.It’s already dark in Gaza. Power outages run for at least 18 ... Read the rest...

June 26, 2017When it comes to cosying up to alleged torturers in Afghanistan, the United States military has been a slow learner.The US-led NATO Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan just published a photo of Gen. John Nicholson, commander of US forces in Afghanistan, sharing a laugh with Kandahar strongman Gen. Abdul Raziq, long accused of ... Read the rest...

June 27, 2017(Paris) – The French government’s new counterterrorism bill would move some overly broad emergency powers into normal criminal and administrative law without adequate judicial safeguards Human Rights Watch said today.The Draft Law to Strengthen Internal Security and the Fight Against Terrorism, presented to the Council of ... Read the rest...