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HRW accepts Saudi funds to not criticize repression of gays

‘Human Rights Watch accepted a sizable donation from a Saudi billionaire shortly after its researchers documented labor abuses at one of the man’s companies’

An Afghan woman weeps at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan July 23, 2016
Despite 'Year of Tolerance,' human rights violations abound in Middle East

The latest World Report from Human Rights Watch makes for gloomy reading.

By TARA KAVALER/THE MEDIA LINE
17/01/2020
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Human Rights Watch chief slams China over being barred entry to Hong Kong

Beijing has previously criticized HRW over its investigations on surveillance technology and re-education camps in Xinjiang

By REUTERS
15/01/2020
OMAR SHAKIR, Human Rights Watch Israel and Palestine director, looks up before a hearing at the Supr
Human Rights Watch accuses Israel, Facebook of crackdown on free speech

Facebook has also been involved in recent years in limiting incitement on its platform in the US, EU countries and elsewhere, with an ongoing debate about whether it has struck the right balance.

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HRW raises alarm about future of Lebanese hospitals

Rights group: If government does not act quickly, medical professionals may no longer be able provide treatment

By TARA KAVALER/THE MEDIA LINE
13/12/2019
Human Rights Watch head slammed for tweet on Iran’s attack on Saudi

The Head of HRW called Iran's attack on Saudi Arabia “far better than the Saudi crown prince’s attacks on Yemen.”

Human Rights Watch's Shakir defiant as Israel deports him: I'll be back

Omar Shakir’s deportation marks the end of one of the most controversial fights ever between Israel and one of its human rights critics.

OMAR SHAKIR, Human Rights Watch Israel and Palestine director, looks up before a hearing at the Supr
HRW official to be deported by November 25 after High Court Chief ruling

Official appealed for wider High Court panel to block deportation

OMAR SHAKIR, Human Rights Watch Israel and Palestine director, looks up before a hearing at the Supr
Did Israel sledgehammer its reputation as a functioning democracy?

And, are Israel’s ongoing conflicts with international bodies endemic to being viewed as the ‘occupier’?

Human Rights Watch representative Omar Shakir
Is HRW official being expelled for BDS or criticism of Israel? - analysis

The court suggests it was about both human rights and boycotts – and where they are connected, Israel can deport someone whose human rights’ criticism takes the shape of specific calls to boycott.

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