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Torture fed anti-regime wrath in Egypt: HRW

CAIRO – Anger against routine police abuse and torture has been a driving force behind the massive popular protests sweeping across Egypt, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on Tuesday.
“The Egyptian government’s foul record on this issue is a huge part of what is still bringing crowds onto the streets today,” Joe Stork, the US-based rights group’s deputy director of the Middle East and North Africa said in an accompanying statement. The 95-page report, “Work on Him

Pakistan has ‘disastrous year’ for human rights in 2010: HRW

ISLAMABAD – Taliban violence and religious extremism grew in Pakistan in 2010, with the government doing little to improve the situation and often making things worse, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said.
In its World Report 2011, the New York-based rights organisation said militant violence was fostered by the passive acceptance of persecution of religious minorities and had active help from some elements of the intelligence agencies.
“Taliban atrocities aren’t happening in a

Saudi Arabia suppresses rights of millions: HRW

BRUSSELS – Saudi Arabia suppresses or fails to protect the rights of millions of women, foreign workers and Shiites, and reforms have so far been largely symbolic, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Monday.
“Authorities continue to systematically suppress or fail to protect the rights of nine million Saudi women and girls, eight million foreign workers, and some two million Shiite citizens,” HRW said in its annual report for 2010. And “each year, thousands of people receive unfair

Israeli settlements ‘displace’ Palestinians, says HRW

JERUSALEM – Palestinians in the occupied West Bank lack basic amenities and are effectively being forcibly displaced by discriminatory Israeli policies, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report released on Sunday.
The New York-based rights group called on the United States to penalise Israel by withholding from its massive annual aid a sum equal to the amount the Jewish state gives in subsidies to West Bank settlements.
The 166-page report accuses Israel of depriving the