Joe Stork

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Name: Joe Stork
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 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 - - 2 hours ago]
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 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

Israel Could Face War Crimes Jeopardy

By The Gaza conflict may be over, but the repercussions for Israel linger on, not least whether Israel can be held accountable for violating international law.More than 400 children in Gaza were among the almost 2,000 Palestinians killed in the assault, ... [Published Progressive Magazine - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 16 2014 - 1 reports

Human Rights Watch laments Yazidi "catastrophe"

The UN says the humanitarian crisis has reached its highest level of emergency in Iraq. It estimates that 1.2 million Iraqis have been internally displaced. Meanwhile Kurdish intelligence reports and two senior UN officials say up to 1,500 Yazidis and ... [Published Voice of Russia - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

Lawyers for detained Al Jazeera journalists quit case

Three lawyers representing Al Jazeera English journalists on trial in Egypt abruptly quit the case on Thursday, accusing the satellite news station of working against Egypt.Australian correspondent Peter Greste, watching proceedings from a caged dock, ... [Published Middle East Eye - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 12 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 1 reports

As U.S. Strikes Continue in Iraq, Yazidis Still Need Safe Passage to Flee ISIS "Cleansing" Attacks

As we continue our coverage of the crisis in Iraq, we turn to the plight of the Yazidi religious minority fleeing a jihadist advance in the north. Thousands of Yazidis remain trapped without food or water on Mount Sinjar near the Syrian border. They have ... [Published Democracy Now! - Aug 12 2014]
First reported Aug 11 2014 - Updated Aug 12 2014 - 2 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 - 1 reports

Nightmare in Iraq

Joe Stork via Human Rights Watch Fearing for their lives, more than 150,000 Yezidis fled Sinjar and surrounding villages to mountains north of the city on August 3, 2014 when the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) attacked the area. Some young ... [Published Informed Comment - Aug 11 2014]
First reported Aug 11 2014 - Updated Aug 11 2014 - 1 reports

U.S. launches 3 airstrikes; officials say involvement will be limited

KALAK, Iraq — The United States returned Friday to war in Iraq, bombing Islamic State fighters encroaching on the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, where scores of American diplomats and military advisers are based, and making a second drop of food and water ... [Published Examiner Enterprise - Aug 11 2014]

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"throwing photographers in jail isn't going to keep either the protests or the accounts of what happens in bahrain out of the world's sight" Joe Stork of Human Rights Watch said in June
"the lebaneselebanese government is bearing an incomparable burden with the syrian refugees crossing its borders, but blocking palestinians from syria is mishandling the situation" HRW's deputy Middle East and North Africa director Joe Stork said

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British diplomacy: PR for torturers [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - 2 hours ago]
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]
As U.S. Strikes Continue in Iraq, Yazidis Still... [Published Democracy Now! - Aug 12 2014]
US calls Egypt’s latest mass death sentences 'u... [Published Middle East Eye - Aug 12 2014]
Kuwait revokes citizenship of prominent Muslim ... [Published Middle East Monitor - Aug 12 2014]
Saudi moves linked to survival [Published Middle East Eye - Aug 12 2014]
Egypt: All According to Plan: The Rab’a Massacr... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 12 2014]
Cabinet approves decree revoking citizenship on 10 [Published Arab Times - Aug 12 2014]
Citizenship of prominent cleric, activists revo... [Published Kuwait Times - Aug 11 2014]
Kuwait Revokes More Citizenships Citing State S... [Published Naharnet - Aug 11 2014]
Leadership Crisis Hits Iraq as Aid Agencies Scr... [Published TIME.com - Aug 11 2014]
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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 ...
Leadership Crisis Hits Iraq as Aid Agencies Scr... [Published The China Blog - Aug 11 2014]
MoreExperts Warn of Terrorism Blowback From Iraq Air Strikes Refugees Flood Kurdistan Border as ISIS Advances U.S. No Longer Waging a Time-Share War Iraq’s Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is resisting mounting pressure for his resignation, and has ...
Leadership Crisis Hits Iraq as Aid Agencies Scr... [Published The Middle East Blog - TIME.com - Aug 11 2014]
MoreExperts Warn of Terrorism Blowback From Iraq Air Strikes Refugees Flood Kurdistan Border as ISIS Advances U.S. No Longer Waging a Time-Share War Iraq’s Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is resisting mounting pressure for his resignation, and has ...
Nightmare in Iraq [Published Informed Comment - Aug 11 2014]
Joe Stork via Human Rights Watch Fearing for their lives, more than 150,000 Yezidis fled Sinjar and surrounding villages to mountains north of the city on August 3, 2014 when the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) attacked the area. Some young ...
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