Sarah Leah Whitson

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Belfast Telegraph
Yemen rebels urged to free prominent activist14 in the capital, Sanaa. The New York-based group says Mr al-Omeisy's family
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 2 days ago
14 in the capital, Sanaa. The New York-based group says Mr al-Omeisy's family and lawyers have had no access to him. Sarah Leah Whitson, the Middle East director at Human Rights Watch, said Yemen "more than ever needs activists like Hisham... Read more
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Aljazeera
Yemen's Houthi rebels arrest activist Hisham al-Omeisyal-Omeisy to bring attention to the devastation that war, famine, and disease h
Aljazeera / Posted 2 days ago
al-Omeisy to bring attention to the devastation that war, famine, and disease have wrought on the country and its people," Sarah Leah Whitson, the group's Middle East director said. "Houthi authorities should immediately release Omeisy and return... Read more
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FOX News
Rights groups urge Yemen rebels to free prominent activiston Aug. 14 in the capital, Sanaa. The New York-based group says al-Omeisy's fa
FOX News / Posted 2 days ago
on Aug. 14 in the capital, Sanaa. The New York-based group says al-Omeisy's family and lawyers have had no access to him. Sarah Leah Whitson, the Mideast director at Human Rights Watch, says Yemen "more than ever needs activists like Hisham... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Rights groups urge Yemen rebels to free prominent activistto bring attention to the devastation that war, famine, and disease have wrough
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 2 days ago
to bring attention to the devastation that war, famine, and disease have wrought on the country and its people," said Sarah Leah Whitson, the Mideast director at Human Rights Watch. Amnesty International also made a similar appeal for... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Letter to the Commander of the Libyan National Armyplease do not hesitate to contact my colleague, Sarkis Balkhian, at xxx@hrw.org
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
please do not hesitate to contact my colleague, Sarkis Balkhian, at xxx@hrw.org or +1-XXX-XXX-XXXX. Sincerely yours, Sarah Leah Whitson Executive Director Middle East and North Africa Human Rights Watch Major Mahmoud... Read more
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Aljazeera
Unrest in Saudi Arabia town displaces thousandsand clinics to reopen, and compensate residents for property damage and destruc
Aljazeera / Posted 7 days ago
and clinics to reopen, and compensate residents for property damage and destruction caused by security forces," said, Sarah Leah Whitson, HRW's Middle East director. Awamiya has seen clashes between protesters and security forces since May,... Read more
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Gulf News
15,000 Palestinians booted from Jerusalem: HRWtreat Jerusalem as a unified city, but the reality is effectively one set of ru
Gulf News / Posted 11 days ago
treat Jerusalem as a unified city, but the reality is effectively one set of rules for Jews and another for Palestinians,” Sarah Leah Whitson, the rights group’s Middle East director, said in a report.HRW, the New York-based group, said the... Read more
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Aljazeera
Stripping Palestinians of residency may be 'war crime'treat Jerusalem as a unified city, but the reality is effectively one set of ru
Aljazeera / Posted 12 days ago
treat Jerusalem as a unified city, but the reality is effectively one set of rules for Jews and another for Palestinians," Sarah Leah Whitson, HRW's Middle East director, said in a report released on Tuesday. The more than 300,000 Palestinians... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Prominent Journalist Jailedplanned for July 20. "Disagreeing with a state policy and applauding public pr
AllAfrica.com / Posted 13 days ago
planned for July 20. "Disagreeing with a state policy and applauding public protest shouldn't land anyone in prison," said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East and North Africa director at Human Rights Watch. "Instead of banning protests and imprisoning... Read more
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Breitbart
Jordan Scraps Law Allowing Rapists to Marry Victims and Escape Punishmentlawyer and the head of law group Mizan. It comes “after years of huge effort f
Breitbart / Posted 19 days ago
lawyer and the head of law group Mizan. It comes “after years of huge effort from civil society organisations”, she said. Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director at New York-based Human Rights Watch, also welcomed the vote. “BRAVO #JORDAN for... Read more
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DW
Jordan repeals 'marry the rapist' law |campaigned for years to change the law, hailed the vote as a major step forward
DW / Posted 19 days ago
campaigned for years to change the law, hailed the vote as a major step forward for ending sexual violence against women. Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director at New York-based Human Rights Watch, praised the move in a tweet. "The article did... Read more
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heraldscotland
Bloody revenge stalks the ruins of Mosulthe flood of evidence of his soldiers' committing vicious war crimes in the ver
heraldscotland / Posted 22 days ago
the flood of evidence of his soldiers' committing vicious war crimes in the very city he’s promised to liberate,” said Sarah Leah Whitson, HRW's Middle East director in response to the discovery. “Abadi’s victory will collapse unless he takes... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Activists Being Silencedafter activists, bloggers, and media workers, driving many to flee the country
AllAfrica.com / Posted 24 days ago
after activists, bloggers, and media workers, driving many to flee the country and chilling speech for everyone else," said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East and North Africa director at Human Rights Watch. "The Government of National Accord should... Read more
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Aljazeera
HRW seeks information on Saudi Arabia's Nayefhas previously denied the report. "The Saudi government needs to call a halt t
Aljazeera / Posted 24 days ago
has previously denied the report. "The Saudi government needs to call a halt to officials' arbitrary abuses of power," Sarah Leah Whitson, HRW’s Middle East director, said. She said that if the report of his restriction is true, it would be... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
US trained Iraqi army unit committed war crimes in Mosul: Human Rights Watchgovernment’s abysmal record on accountability, the U.S. should take a hard look
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 24 days ago
government’s abysmal record on accountability, the U.S. should take a hard look at its involvement with Iraqi forces,” said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. Iraq has promised to investigate previous accusations of... Read more
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The Economic Times
Saudi Arabia should clarify status of ex-crown prince Mohammed bin Nayef: Human Rights Watchdue process are bitterly ironic given his role in imposing similar arbitrary re
The Economic Times / Posted 24 days ago
due process are bitterly ironic given his role in imposing similar arbitrary restrictions on thousands of Saudis," said Sarah Leah Whitson, HRW's Middle East director. "The Saudi government needs to call a halt to officials' arbitrary abuses of... Read more
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Swissinfo
trained Iraqi army unit committed war crimes in Mosul - HRWgovernment’s abysmal record on accountability, the U.S. should take a hard look
Swissinfo / Posted 24 days ago
government’s abysmal record on accountability, the U.S. should take a hard look at its involvement with Iraqi forces," said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. Iraq has promised to investigate previous accusations of... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Saudi Arabia should clarify status of ex-crown prince - HRWdue process are bitterly ironic given his role in imposing similar arbitrary re
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 24 days ago
due process are bitterly ironic given his role in imposing similar arbitrary restrictions on thousands of Saudis," said Sarah Leah Whitson, HRW's Middle East director. "The Saudi government needs to call a halt to officials' arbitrary abuses of... Read more
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The Star
Saudi Arabia should clarify status of ex-crown prince - HRWdue process are bitterly ironic given his role in imposing similar arbitrary re
The Star / Posted 24 days ago
due process are bitterly ironic given his role in imposing similar arbitrary restrictions on thousands of Saudis," said Sarah Leah Whitson, HRW's Middle East director. "The Saudi government needs to call a halt to officials' arbitrary abuses of... Read more
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Aljazeera
US-trained Iraqi army unit 'linked to Mosul war crimes'government’s abysmal record on accountability, the US should take a hard look a
Aljazeera / Posted 24 days ago
government’s abysmal record on accountability, the US should take a hard look at its involvement with Iraqi forces," said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. The observers cited by HRW said they had seen a group of... Read more
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Reuters
trained Iraqi army unit committed war crimes in Mosul: HRWgovernment’s abysmal record on accountability, the U.S. should take a hard look
Reuters / Posted 25 days ago
government’s abysmal record on accountability, the U.S. should take a hard look at its involvement with Iraqi forces," said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. Iraq has promised to investigate previous accusations of... Read more
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Aljazeera
Uighurs arrested in Egypt face unknown fatewould receive consular visits, but gave no further details, according to a repo
Aljazeera / Posted 25 days ago
would receive consular visits, but gave no further details, according to a report from the Associated Press news agency. Sarah Leah Whitson, a spokeswoman for Human Rights Watch, told Al Jazeera that Egypt acted upon China's request after two... Read more
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Aljazeera
Execution site discovered near Mosul's Old Citygroup. It detailed the discovery of the corpses of 17 men, executed in an empt
Aljazeera / Posted a month ago
group. It detailed the discovery of the corpses of 17 men, executed in an empty building in west Mosul, on July 17. Sarah Leah Whitson, HRW's Middle East director, urged Haider al-Abadi, Iraq's prime minister, to investigate and punish those... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
New app helps Saudi women claim their rightsget more women into work. "Saudi Arabia has a tremendous opportunity to root o
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 1 months ago
get more women into work. "Saudi Arabia has a tremendous opportunity to root out all vestiges of the guardianship system," Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director at Human Rights Watch said in a report in May. "The king should also require state... Read more
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