Shows featuring Sarah Leah Whitson

  • As Death Toll Grows, 100,000 Flee Libyan Violence Play_hrw
    Estimates of the death toll in Libya have reached at least 2,000, and more than 100,000 people are believed to have fled the country into neighboring Egypt and Tunisia. We speak to Sarah Leah Whitson of Human Rights Watch, who has just returned from the Libya-Tunisia border. [includes rush transcript]
    February 28, 2011 | Story
  • Yemeni Forces Use Tasers, Batons, Knives and Rifles to Quash Anti-Government Protests Yemen_protest
    The popular uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt have raised questions about the stability of several other governments in the region. Over the weekend, thousands of peaceful demonstrators in Yemen clashed with police and pro-government supporters. Tasers, batons, knives, sticks and assault rifles were directed at people in the rallies....
    February 14, 2011 | Story
  • Iraqi Journalist Ali Fadhil Describes Arrest by U.S. Forces: "They Used Explosives and Shot Inside My Home" Fadhil
    We look at the story of journalist and doctor Ali Fadhil, who was detained by U.S. forces in Iraq. On January 8th, American troops in Baghdad blasted their way into Ali Fadhil’s home, an Iraqi journalist working for the London daily, The Guardian, and TV’s Channel 4 in Britain. Fadhil joins us in our Firehouse studio to describe his harrowing experience. [includes rush transcript]
    January 25, 2006 | Story