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MYANMAR: Final push on political prisoners needed

MYANMAR: Final push on political prisoners needed

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 27, 2012 0

CHIANG MAI 27 September 2012 (IRIN) - Human rights groups are calling for the final release of hundreds of political prisoners still being held in Myanmar.

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DRC: Army commander seeks solution to Masisi crisis

DRC: Army commander seeks solution to Masisi crisis

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 26, 2012 0

GOMA 26 September 2012 (IRIN) - Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) say they are trying to arrange for the assembly and disarmament of rival ethnic militias implicated in the massacres

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SYRIA: Towards governance in rebel-held areas

SYRIA: Towards governance in rebel-held areas

September 26, 2012 0

BERLIN 26 September 2012 (IRIN) - Citizens are taking control of services in rebel-held areas of Syria. In al-Bara, a village in the rural northwest, dustmen are collecting rubbish. If there are power

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ZIMBABWE: The mean season for gays

ZIMBABWE: The mean season for gays

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 25, 2012 0

HARARE 25 September 2012 (IRIN) - For Zimbabwe’s gay community, voting season is a time of dread. As political temperatures rise ahead of expected elections next year, gays and lesbians are being targeted

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DRC: Children bear brunt of conflict in the east

DRC: Children bear brunt of conflict in the east

September 25, 2012 0

NAIROBI 25 September 2012 (IRIN) - Children in the Kivu provinces of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are not only getting caught in the crossfire of the area’s ongoing violence, but also

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SRI LANKA: Child abuse cases stalled

SRI LANKA: Child abuse cases stalled

September 24, 2012 0

COLOMBO 24 September 2012 (IRIN) - In Sri Lanka it is taking as long as six years to prosecute criminals who abuse children, a delay that threatens to further traumatize thousands of children

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JORDAN-SYRIA: Anguished relatives fear for the missing

JORDAN-SYRIA: Anguished relatives fear for the missing

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 24, 2012 0

MAFRAQ 24 September 2012 (IRIN) - Ahmed Hurani* sits distraught in a dusty tent in Jordan’s Al Zaatari refugee camp, just a few kilometres from the Syrian border, after learning that his father

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Analysis: Understanding Karachi’s killing fields

Analysis: Understanding Karachi’s killing fields

September 24, 2012 0

KARACHI 24 September 2012 (IRIN) - Mukhtar Ahmed Azmi, 75, along with his son and grandson, was about half way home on 6 September when unknown assailants on motorcycles opened fire on them

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SOMALIA: Principles and pragmatism

SOMALIA: Principles and pragmatism

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 21, 2012 0

NAIROBI 21 September 2012 (IRIN) - The advance by African Union troops (AMISOM) on the insurgent-held Somali port city of Kismayo brings into focus a challenge often faced by humanitarian actors in conflict

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MADAGASCAR: Children with disabilities get a second chance at school

MADAGASCAR: Children with disabilities get a second chance at school

September 21, 2012 0

ANTANANARIVO 21 September 2012 (IRIN) - It was only when her daughter, then five years old, was playing near railway tracks in Madagascar’s capital, Antananarivo, and failed to hear the whistle of an

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