Torture of Channel 4 journalists in Sudan highlights need to investigate Darfur chemical attacks

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Amnesty International

The torture of two journalists abducted en route to Jebel Marra, in Sudan’s Darfur region, is not only a grave affront to press freedom, but also proof the Sudanese authorities have something to hide in the region, said human rights NGO Amnesty International ahead of the airing of a film detailing their harrowing six-week ordeal.

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Sri Lanka & UNHRC Session – March 2017

Dinuka Liyanawatte

 

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Thambu Kanagasabai

 

Will Justice for Tamils be Delayed for Denial?

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Syria:13,000 secretly hanged in Saydnaya military prison

Cesare Davolio

 

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Amnesty International

A chilling new report from human rights NGO Amnesty International has exposed the “cold-blooded killing of thousands of defenceless prisoners” in a Syrian government jail where an estimated 13,000 people have been hanged in the past five years, and where mass hangings of up to 50 people at a time occur every week, sometimes twice a week.

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Iranian journalist given 40 lashes for ‘inaccurate reporting’

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Amnesty International

Human Rights NGO Amnesty International has condemned Iran’s persistent use of cruel and inhuman punishments – including floggings, amputations and forced blinding over the past year.

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Will UNHRC live up to its commitments to Sri Lanka?

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Thambu Kanagasabai

Sri Lanka became a member of the United Nations in 1955, bound with obligations to observe the provisions of the United Nations and other United Nations Conventions, and as a member of the Human Rights Council.

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Fiji: A darker side of paradise

Tim Wimborne

 

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Amnesty International

Under the military’s dominance, the Pacific island nation of Fiji has seen an ingrained culture of torture take root among its security forces, a new report by human rights NGO Amnesty International states.

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Bahrain’s UK-backed human rights bodies used as ‘PR tool’ as abuses continue

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Amnesty International

Two UK-supported Bahraini institutions repeatedly trumpeted by the Bahraini and British authorities as evidence of the Gulf country’s supposed human rights progress have proven “woefully inadequate” at addressing serious human rights concerns, said human rights NGO Amnesty International in a new report published.

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