Joe Stork

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Name: Joe Stork
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

The Houthis and government in talks

A funeral cortege of six dead Houthi protesters passes Al-Khamsin Street on its way to Al-Shuhda cemetery, where the victims were laid to rest.SANA’A, Sept. 15—The government and the Houthis entered a new round of negotiations on Saturday to try and find ... [Published Yemen Times - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

Omani blogger targeted, harassed for his criticism of government policies

Omani authorities should stop harassing a blogger and government critic whom they held incommunicado for six days and allow him to resume his peaceful activities, Human Rights Watch said today. Police released Mohammed al-Fazari on September 4, 2014, ... [Published Ifex - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 14 2014 - Updated Sep 14 2014 - 1 reports

HRW asks Yemen to probe use of force

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on Yemeni authorities to probe the use of recent unnecessary force against anti-government protesters in the capital Sana’a. The international rights group released a statement on Sunday, saying that the Yemeni government ... [Published Press tv - Sep 14 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 1 reports

HRW urges Bahrain to release dissents

Human Rights Watch has called on the Bahraini regime to release 13 dissidents serving long prison terms in the Persian Gulf state. According to Press TV, Joe Stork, the deputy director of Human Rights Watch's Middle East and North Africa division said ... [Published IRIB World Service - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Sep 02 2014 - Updated Sep 02 2014 - 1 reports

British diplomacy: PR for torturers

Maryam Alkhawaja, who was recently interviewed here at openDemocracy by David Wearing, has now been arrested in Bahrain after arriving to visit her father, a prisoner of conscience on hunger strike. All the while the UK maintains the fiction of ... [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - Sep 02 2014]
First reported Aug 31 2014 - Updated Sep 01 2014 - 3 reports

Bahrain jails photojournalist, detains rights activist

By | AFP  –Sunni-ruled Bahrain upheld a 10-year jail term against a photojournalist Sunday and detained a human rights activist, as it presses a crackdown on Shiites over a 2011 uprising.The tiny but strategic kingdom, just across the Gulf from Iran and ... [Published Yahoo! News UK and Ireland - Aug 31 2014]
First reported Aug 30 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 1 reports

Ahmed Seif Al Islam: In Memoriam

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- The following information was released by Human Rights Watch:Egypt has just lost one of its human rights pioneers, and Human Rights Watch has lost a dear friend, with the passing of Ahmed Seif Al Islam on August 27, 2014, following his ... [Published HighBeam Research - Aug 30 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

After Gaza: Finding A Way Forward

After seven weeks of conflict, Israel and Hamas have reached yet another cease-fire. But what will it take to translate this truce into an enduring agreement? What is the likelihood that the demands of the respective parties will be addressed in future ... [Published Middle East Institute - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 3 reports

Iran is imprisoning dozens unlawfully, claims HRW

NICOSIA: Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Tuesday urged authorities in Iran to release immediately and unconditionally dozens of prisoners jailed in a northern city “for exercising their basic rights.”In a lengthy report, the New York-based body studied the ... [Published Arab News - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 11 2014 - Updated Aug 12 2014 - 3 reports

Kuwait revokes citizenship of prominent Muslim cleric

The Kuwaiti cabinet decided on Monday to revoke the citizenship of a prominent Islamic cleric along with nine other Kuwaitis, citing "security reasons".Al-Resalah newspaper reported that this decision was apparently taken over their public statement in ... [Published Middle East Monitor - Aug 12 2014]
First reported Aug 11 2014 - Updated Aug 11 2014 - 3 reports

Leadership Crisis Hits Iraq as Aid Agencies Scramble to Help Refugees

Iraq’s Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is resisting mounting pressure for his resignation, and has threatened to take legal action against the country’s President Fouad Massoum for failing to back his bid for a third term in office. The political discord ... [Published TIME.com - Aug 11 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 2 reports

Iraq: Iraq MPs stall presidential vote as violence rages

Source: Agence France-PresseCountry: Iraq 07/23/2014 13:02 GMT by Jean Marc MOJON BAGHDAD, July 23, 2014 (AFP) - Iraqi lawmakers on Wednesday postponed choosing a new president for their ailing country while air strikes, suicide car bombs and summary ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 23 2014]

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...to stop providing weapons and support to Iraqi forces until they complied with humanitarian law, it demanded a halt to attacks in civilian areas. "the iraqiiraqi government may be fighting a vicious insurgency, but that’s no license to kill civilians anywhere they think isis might be lurking" said Joe Stork, the deputy Middle East director at Human Rights Watch
The new laws "turn almost any critical expression or independent association into crimes of terrorism" Joe Stork, deputy Middle East and North Africa director at Human Rights Watch says
Joe Stork, of Human Rights Watch, said: "countries that say they support human rights and democratic reforms in bahrain have a responsibility to speak up now."

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The Houthis and government in talks [Published Yemen Times - Sep 16 2014]
Omani blogger targeted, harassed for his critic... [Published Ifex - Sep 15 2014]
Yemen: Lethal Force Against Houthi Protesters [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Sep 15 2014]
HRW asks Yemen to probe use of force [Published Press tv - Sep 14 2014]
Islamic State: Iraqi Government's illegal barre... [Published The Independent - Sep 13 2014]
Saudi Arabia routinely decapitates criminals [Published Catholic Online - Sep 12 2014]
Bahrain urged to free rights activist [Published Guardian.co.uk - Sep 09 2014]
HRW urges Bahrain to release dissents [Published IRIB World Service - Sep 09 2014]
Boosted by unity deal, Palestinian prisoner hun... [Published Middle East Eye - Sep 05 2014]
British diplomacy: PR for torturers [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - Sep 02 2014]
Bahraini Human Rights activist charged with 'in... [Published Middle East Eye - Sep 01 2014]
Bahrain jails photojournalist, detains rights a... [Published NOW News - Aug 31 2014]
Bahrain jails photojournalist, detains rights a... [Published Yahoo! News UK and Ireland - Aug 31 2014]
Bahrain upholds jail term for journalist [Published Press tv - Aug 31 2014]
Bahrain upholds 10-year jail term for journalist [Published Gulf News - Aug 31 2014]
Bahrain upholds jail term for journalist [Published MSN New Zealand - Aug 31 2014]
Ahmed Seif Al Islam: In Memoriam [Published HighBeam Research - Aug 30 2014]
Lebanon rapped for returning Palestinians to wa... [Published Middle East Eye - Aug 29 2014]
After Gaza: Finding A Way Forward [Published Middle East Institute - Aug 28 2014]
License to kill civilians with impunity in Iraq [Published Middle East Eye - Aug 26 2014]
Iran is imprisoning dozens unlawfully, claims HRW [Published Arab News - Aug 19 2014]
Iran political prisoners jailed for exercising ... [Published Middle East Eye - Aug 19 2014]
International condemnation grows over journalis... [Published Middle East Eye - Aug 19 2014]
HRW says Iran imprisoning dozens unlawfully [Published Business Standard India - Aug 19 2014]
Israel Could Face War Crimes Jeopardy [Published Progressive Magazine - Aug 18 2014]
GCC ministers cancel EU meeting after criticism... [Published Middle East Eye - Aug 18 2014]
White House and human rights groups condemn #AJ... [Published Middle East Eye - Aug 17 2014]
Human Rights Watch laments Yazidi "catastrophe" [Published Voice of Russia - Aug 15 2014]
While Their Own Country Is Torn Apart By War, S... [Published Huffington Post - Aug 14 2014]
Lawyers for detained Al Jazeera journalists qui... [Published Middle East Eye - Aug 14 2014]
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Yemen: Lethal Force Against Houthi Protesters [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Sep 15 2014]
Source: Human Rights WatchCountry: Yemen At Least 9 Dead, 67 Wounded (Sanaa) – Yemeni authorities should immediately investigate the use of unnecessary lethal force against demonstrators in Sanaa on September 7 and 9, 2014. It should hold military ...
Egypt: All According to Plan: The Rab’a Massacr... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 12 2014]
Source: Human Rights WatchCountry: Egypt Egypt: Rab’a, Other Killings Likely Crimes against Humanity No Justice a Year Later for Series of Deadly Mass Attacks on Protesters (Beirut, August 12, 2014) – The systematic and widespread killing of at ...
Leadership Crisis Hits Iraq as Aid Agencies Scr... [Published TIME.com - Aug 11 2014]
Iraq’s Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is resisting mounting pressure for his resignation, and has threatened to take legal action against the country’s President Fouad Massoum for failing to back his bid for a third term in office. The political discord ...
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