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Saudi Arabia: Those executed received a fair trial

Saudi Arabia's mission to the UN defends the execution of 47 men, including Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr which angered Iran.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/5/2016, 6:46 AM

UN passes resolution on Iran's human rights record

Third Committee of the UN General Assembly passes resolution on the promotion and protection of human rights in Iran.Ben Ariel, 11/20/2015, 6:45 AM

Iran open to discussing human rights violations?

UN rapporteur says Iran is willing to discuss alleged human rights violations but hasn't taken any concrete steps.Ben Ariel, 10/27/2015, 6:45 AM

Saudi Arabia to execute pro-democracy cleric

Saudi Arabia's Supreme Court rejects appeal against the death sentence for Shiite cleric who called for pro-democracy protests.Ben Ariel, 10/26/2015, 4:46 AM

Iran Blocked Holocaust Education Website in 2014

US State Depatment's annual report on human rights finds Holocaust denial a continuing problem in the Islamic Republic.Cynthia Blank, 7/1/2015, 7:44 AM

Congress Condemns Iran Human Rights Abuses

House resolution highlights abuse of women , minorities, bi-cameral opposition to any 'bad' Obama-Iran nuclear deal.Mark Langfan, 11/22/2014, 6:50 PM

Nobel Laureate: Rouhani Just as Bad As Ahmadinejad

Shirin Ebadi says the human rights situation has not improved under Rouhani but, in fact, is in some cases even worse.Ben Ariel, 11/12/2014, 6:15 AM

UN Issues Report on Human Rights Abuses in Iran

Harsh report says at least 48,580 girls between 10 and 14 years of age were married in 2011, juvenile executions still allowed.Mark Langfan, A7 UN reporter, 11/6/2014, 7:54 PM

ISIS Executes Human Rights Activist in Mosul

Samira Salih al-Nuaimi criticized terror group on social media - and a target in the campaign against Mosul's female activists.Tova Dvorin, 9/28/2014, 9:41 AM

Hamas Bans Public Celebrations in Gaza

All celebrations - including weddings - banned from the public eye out of 'solidarity' with families still reeling from war.Dalit Halevi, Tova Dvorin, 9/10/2014, 9:56 PM

Police Use Drones to Monitor 'Price Tag' Suspect

Drone launched over alleged vandalism on Arab orchard, monitoring suspect's every step and prompting questions over priorities.Tova Dvorin, 5/16/2014, 10:13 AM

Iran Claims UN Rapporteur is a 'Mossad Spy'

Iranian lawmaker claims that the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran is "an agent for the Zionist regime."Elad Benari, 3/30/2014, 6:16 AM

Saudi King Holding Daughters Against Their Will?

UN receives complaints about Saudi princesses being held against their will, but it could be a while before anything is done.Elad Benari, 3/13/2014, 5:42 AM

UN Chief: Rouhani Not Living Up to His Promises

UN Secretary-General says that Iran's President has failed to fulfill his promises to allow greater freedom of expression.Elad Benari, 3/12/2014, 5:44 AM

Video of Iranian's Desperate Struggle At Gallows

Iranian prisoner tries to fight off hangmen at public hanging, after last request to say goodbye to mother in audience denied.Dalit Halevi, Ari Yashar, 2/28/2014, 12:47 PM

UN: Syria War 'Shameful Indictment' of World

UN's Ban condemns global inaction, as new US human rights report notes Syria as world's leading offender.Ari Yashar, 2/28/2014, 8:18 AM

Israel's UN Envoy: Lift the Mask Off Iran

The Iranian regime smiles when it meets with the West, but is in fact a murderous and cruel regime, says ambassador Ron Prosor.Elad Benari, 2/20/2014, 4:16 AM

PA and Hamas Guilty of Rampant Human Rights Abuses

New report from Arabs in Judea, Samaria and Gaza reveals systemic abuses and oppression by PA and Hamas governments.Ari Yashar, 2/14/2014, 8:32 AM

Quietly, Migrants are being Returned to Detention

MK Ayelet Shaked refutes leftist claims that Holot detention center for infiltrators violates human rights.Tova Dvorin, 1/26/2014, 5:30 PM

Al-Jazeera Host with Rare Praise for Israel

Surprising praise for IDF on pan-Arab TV: why can’t the Syrian army learn from Israel?Maayan Miskin, 1/19/2014, 4:04 PM

Iran Rejects UN Condemnation, Says it is 'Biased'

Iran rejects a UN resolution which condemned its human rights violations, claims it was based on reports by "terrorists".Elad Benari, 12/20/2013, 5:42 AM

UN Condemns Iran's Human Rights Violations

General Assembly condemns human rights violations in Iran, welcomes pledges by President Rouhani to improve in some areas.Elad Benari, 12/19/2013, 5:08 AM

MKs: Human Rights are for ‘Settlers,’ Too

MKs ask: What about the human rights of Jews in Judea, Samaria?Maayana Miskin, 12/11/2013, 1:13 AM

Saudi Arabia, Russia and China Elected to UNHRC

Irony: Countries with questionable human rights records win seats on none other than the UN Human Rights Council.Elad Benari, 11/13/2013, 5:43 AM

Iranian Nobel Laureate Criticizes Rouhani

Iranian Nobel Peace laureate Shirin Ebadi cites a dramatic increase in executions since Rouhani took office.Elad Benari, 11/7/2013, 5:42 AM

Saudis Pushing Resolution on Syria Violence

Saudi Arabia's UN resolution would condemn "violations of human rights" by Assad's government.Elad Benari, 10/31/2013, 6:13 AM

MK Struk: End 'Administrative Orders'

Following police brutality allegations, MK urges end to British Mandate-era practice of imprisoning or distancing suspects without charge.Maayana Miskin, 8/18/2013, 10:01 AM

UN Monitor Slams Iran Over Arrest of Journalists

The UN monitor for human rights in Iran says there is a rise in arrests of journalists, part of a pattern of increasing violations.Elad Benari, 3/13/2013, 3:43 AM

UN: Increase in Iran's Human Rights Violations

Human rights violations in Iran spiralled in 2012, a United Nations monitor says.Elad Benari, 3/12/2013, 4:45 AM

Hamas: We Didn't Mean to Hurt Civilians

Hamas responds to HRW report which accused it of war crimes, says it "only targeted soldiers and military bases".Elad Benari, 12/25/2012, 6:23 AM

Iran Criticizes UN Over Condemnation

Iran criticzes a UN committee for passing a resolution condemning its human rights record, says the West uses the issue for political gain.Elad Benari, 11/29/2012, 5:46 AM

UN Condemns Iran and Syria for Human Rights Abuses

A key United Nations committee passes non-binding resolutions condemning human rights abuses by Iran, Syria and North Korea.Elad Benari, 11/28/2012, 4:43 AM

MKs Worried by China’s Organ Trade

Political enemies united by concern over allegations of murder for organ trade in China.Maayana Miskin, 10/30/2012, 1:15 AM

Man Beaten in Disengagement to Receive NIS 45,000

State will compensate Benny Rahamin of Gush Katif who was badly beaten by Yasam police.Gil Ronen, 5/17/2012, 8:39 PM

Hamas Beats Protesters Demanding Freedom

Masked Hamas policemen wielding batons and rifle butts forcibly 'dissolved' a rally demanding freedom of expression in Gaza.Gabe Kahn, 5/10/2012, 7:08 PM

Chen Saga Raises Ideology vs Realpolitik Dilemma.

China and the US had good reasons to seek a compromise, but was the compromise achieved genuine?Amiel Ungar, 5/3/2012, 4:44 AM

UN Rights Office: Hamas Executions 'Unlawful'

Hamas has violated the rights of three executed men, as well as PA law, human rights officials say.Gabe Kahn, 4/20/2012, 3:46 PM

British Government Gets Appeal Date Wrong

Abu Qatada, a bin Laden lieutenant, continues to milk the judicial system in Europe.Amiel Ungar, 4/19/2012, 5:15 AM

Chinese Lawyers Licensing Requires Loyalty Pledge

The requirement that lawyers pledge allegiance to the Communist Party is not new, but a continuation of the Chinese Party's intervention. Amiel Ungar, 3/23/2012, 5:11 AM

Syrian Troops Murder 55 in Idlib

In the second mass execution this week, forces loyal to Syrian president Bashar al-Assad murder 55 in Idlib; UN remains deadlocked.Gabe Kahn., 3/13/2012, 9:40 PM

Syria: 47 Women and Children Murdered in Homs

The widely varied death toll in Monday's horrific massacre in Homs has solidified at 26 women and 21 children as Assad's forces "mop up"Gabe Kahn., 3/13/2012, 5:03 PM

It's Time For Arab Apartheid Week

Demonstration in Tel Aviv protesting Syrian bloodshed and the regime's heinous human rights violations, as part of Arab Apartheid Week.Rachel Hirshfeld, 3/12/2012, 8:20 PM

Massacre in Homs

Reports of summary executions and mass arrests continue to emerge from Homs and the UN Security Council remains deadlocked on Syria.Gabe Kahn., 3/12/2012, 7:40 PM

UN to Praise Qaddafi's 'Human Rights' Record

UN Watch puzzled as to why the UN’s Human Rights Council plans to adopt a resolution praising Qaddafi’s human rights record.Elad Benari, 2/28/2012, 3:15 AM

Twitter Apostasy Underscores Saudi Oppression

In 140 characters or less former columnist Hazma Kashgari has become a living example of repression in Saudi Arabia.Gabe Kahn., 2/20/2012, 8:26 PM

US Treasury Targets Iranian Intelligence

The US Treasury Department imposed sanctions on Iran's Ministry of Intelligence and Security for exporting terror and violating human rightsGabe Kahn., 2/17/2012, 2:35 PM

UN General Assembly Condemns Syria

The United Nations passed a non-binding resolution condemning 'systemic human rights violations' in Syria by the Assad regime.Gabe Kahn., 2/17/2012, 2:12 PM

Saudi Twitter Apostate Repents

Hazma Kashgari has repented a series of tweets he made as prosecutors prepare to interrogate and charge him with blasphemy. Gabe Kahn., 2/15/2012, 7:44 PM

Saudi Twitter Apostate's Supporters Targeted

A controversial Saudi blasphemy case is set to expand to online supporters of a columnist who made 'blasphemous' tweetsGabe Kahn., 2/13/2012, 6:14 PM

Torture, Rape in Prisons Under Libya's NTC

Rights officials say rape, torture, and summary executions are widespread in Libya's prisons under the post-Qaddafi regime.Gabe Kahn., 1/28/2012, 10:20 PM

Spanish Judge Threatened To Reopen Civil War

Spanish Judge Baltasar Garzon is on trial for attempting to violate the 1977 Amnesty that helped restore democracy.Amiel Ungar, 1/24/2012, 9:31 PM

Egyptians Protest Gov't Raid on NGOs

The Egyptian Social Democratic Party called for a demonstration Monday night to protest last week's raid on a group of pro-democracy NGOs. Chana Ya'ar, 1/2/2012, 8:21 PM

UN Denounces Iran for Human Rights Violations

UN General Assembly approves a resolution denouncing serious human rights violations in Iran.Elad Benari, 12/20/2011, 8:57 AM