Sarah Leah Whitson

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Guardian Unlimited
Iran denying medical care to political prisoners, activists sayflouted and executions are at a record high. “Denying a prisoner necessary med
Iran denying medical care to political prisoners, activists say
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 9 days ago
flouted and executions are at a record high. “Denying a prisoner necessary medical care is both cruel and unlawful,” said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. “Iranian authorities should ensure that Kokabee will have... Read more
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Op-Ed News
President Obama Can Help Save Saudi Youth Facing Beheadingdiscrimination, social marginalization, and campaigns of violence waged by anti
President Obama Can Help Save Saudi Youth Facing Beheading
Op-Ed News / Posted 9 days ago
discrimination, social marginalization, and campaigns of violence waged by anti-Shiite hardliners. According to Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East and North Africa director at Human Rights Watch, "All the Saudi Shia want is for their... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
HRW wants Saudi Arabia to ease sex rulesmove for Saudi citizens and residents who have suffered years of harassment and
HRW wants Saudi Arabia to ease sex rules
News 24 South Africa / Posted 12 days ago
move for Saudi citizens and residents who have suffered years of harassment and abuse by the religious police," said Sarah Leah Whitson, HRW's Middle East director. Members of the religious police, formally known as the Commission for the... Read more
15d
Brisbane Times
US and Britain under fire over war in YemenBahrain and the United Arab Emirates. British Prime Minister David Cameron in
US and Britain under fire over war in Yemen
Brisbane Times / Posted 15 days ago
Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates. British Prime Minister David Cameron in London in March. Photo: Getty Images Sarah Leah Whitson, executive director of HRW's Middle East and North Africa division, writes that Saudi Arabia contracted... Read more
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Canberra Times
US and Britain under fire over war in YemenBahrain and the United Arab Emirates. British Prime Minister David Cameron in
US and Britain under fire over war in Yemen
Canberra Times / Posted 15 days ago
Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates. British Prime Minister David Cameron in London in March. Photo: Getty Images Sarah Leah Whitson, executive director of HRW's Middle East and North Africa division, writes that Saudi Arabia contracted... Read more
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The Age
US and Britain under fire over war in Yemenby a 45-strong American team of military planners stationed in Saudi Arabia, Ba
US and Britain under fire over war in Yemen
The Age / Posted 15 days ago
by a 45-strong American team of military planners stationed in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates. Sarah Leah Whitson, executive director of HRW's Middle East and North Africa division, writes that Saudi Arabia contracted... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
US and Britain under fire over war in Yemenby a 45-strong American team of military planners stationed in Saudi Arabia, Ba
US and Britain under fire over war in Yemen
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 15 days ago
by a 45-strong American team of military planners stationed in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates. Sarah Leah Whitson, executive director of HRW's Middle East and North Africa division, writes that Saudi Arabia contracted... Read more
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WA Today
US and Britain under fire over war in Yemenby a 45-strong American team of military planners stationed in Saudi Arabia, Ba
US and Britain under fire over war in Yemen
WA Today / Posted 15 days ago
by a 45-strong American team of military planners stationed in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates. Sarah Leah Whitson, executive director of HRW's Middle East and North Africa division, writes that Saudi Arabia contracted... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Criminal Sentence for a Caricaturehas any meaning, Algeria should abolish laws that penalize peaceful criticism a
Criminal Sentence for a Caricature
AllAfrica.com / Posted 19 days ago
has any meaning, Algeria should abolish laws that penalize peaceful criticism and satire of state officials," said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East and North Africa director at Human Rights Watch. The police in Tlemcen, 500 kilometers west... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Group to host human rights conference at Harvard Law Schoolfrom 1967 to 1969; Dr. Norman Finkelstein, professor at Sakarya University's Ce
Group to host human rights conference at Harvard Law School
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 20 days ago
from 1967 to 1969; Dr. Norman Finkelstein, professor at Sakarya University's Center for Middle Eastern Studies in Turkey; Sarah Leah Whitson, director of the Middle East and North Africa division of Human Rights Watch; and Dr. Avi Chomsky, history... Read more
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CommonDreams.org
Morocco: Victims of Attack Jailed for “Homosexual Acts”the soundtrack. “Beaten, bloodied, and pushed naked into the street, and then
Morocco: Victims of Attack Jailed for “Homosexual Acts”
CommonDreams.org / Posted 22 days ago
the soundtrack. “Beaten, bloodied, and pushed naked into the street, and then sent to prison for your private life,” said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East and North Africa director. “This verdict will discourage victims from seeking justice and... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Victims of Attack Jailed for 'Homosexual Acts'the soundtrack. "Beaten, bloodied, and pushed naked into the street, and then
Victims of Attack Jailed for 'Homosexual Acts'
AllAfrica.com / Posted 22 days ago
the soundtrack. "Beaten, bloodied, and pushed naked into the street, and then sent to prison for your private life," said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East and North Africa director. "This verdict will discourage victims from seeking justice and... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Egypt's Anti-Torture Center Still Open After Another Closure Attemptlocally and internationally condemning the attempt. International watchdog Hum
Egypt's Anti-Torture Center Still Open After Another Closure Attempt
AllAfrica.com / Posted 25 days ago
locally and internationally condemning the attempt. International watchdog Human Rights Watch's Middle East director Sarah Leah Whitson criticized then El Nadeem's closure attempt saying its "unconscionable", especially "when Interior... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Saudi Arabia, Arms and Embargoesit will reassure the Kingdom of military assistance and overall backing, especi
Saudi Arabia, Arms and Embargoes
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 30 days ago
it will reassure the Kingdom of military assistance and overall backing, especially in light of the Teheran nuclear deal.As Sarah Leah Whitson explains in the Los Angeles Times (Mar 30), the US Defense Department has even gone further, providing... Read more

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