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GUINEA: “Fear has switched sides”

GUINEA: “Fear has switched sides”

October 1, 2012 0

CONAKRY 01 October 2012 (IRIN) - Three years after a stadium massacre in the Guinean capital Conakry in which hundreds of people were killed, injured and raped during a military crackdown on a

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ZIMBABWE: Security sector reform key to peaceful elections

ZIMBABWE: Security sector reform key to peaceful elections

October 1, 2012 0

MUTOKO 01 October 2012 (IRIN) - An attack on a political rally by uniformed soldiers is stoking fears of a reprise of state-sponsored violence against NGOs, human rights activists and parties opposed to

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GUINEA: Fresh tears, steeled will

GUINEA: Fresh tears, steeled will

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 28, 2012 0

CONAKRY 28 September 2012 (IRIN) - One after the other, women visiting their sick friend Aïssatou Baïlo Diallo, a 42-year-old teacher in Guinea’s capital Conakry, are overcome with emotion and leave her bedside

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SOMALIA: Dangers for journalists grow as new government takes hold

SOMALIA: Dangers for journalists grow as new government takes hold

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 28, 2012 0

MOGADISHU 28 September 2012 (IRIN) - The situation of journalists in Somalia is becoming increasingly precarious as the country struggles to put behind it years of lawlessness following the recent successful election of

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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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