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Sudan continues crackdown on opposition groups

Sudan continues crackdown on opposition groups

January 15, 2013 0

KHARTOUM 15 January 2013 (IRIN) - A number of Sudanese opposition party leaders are in custody following the signing of an accord, dubbed the 'New Dawn Charter', under which they agreed to overthrow

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SYRIA: Mustafa, "The army came to my home to fire on the rebels from the veranda"

SYRIA: Mustafa, "The army came to my home to fire on the rebels from the veranda"

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 11, 2013 0

DAMASCUS 11 January 2013 (IRIN) - It was in the countryside that Syrian rebels first started making gains against government forces in 2011. But since then, Syria's civil war has become increasingly urban

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FILM: Where the war still echoes – Syrian refugees in Jordan

FILM: Where the war still echoes – Syrian refugees in Jordan

dan.rafter@hrc.org December 21, 2012 0

NAIROBI 21 December 2012 (IRIN) - By the end of 2012, as it neared the end of its second year, the conflict between Syrian rebels and the government had killed tens of thousands

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Briefing: Vietnam’s move away from detaining sex workers

Briefing: Vietnam’s move away from detaining sex workers

dan.rafter@hrc.org December 20, 2012 0

HANOI 20 December 2012 (IRIN) - Sex workers in Vietnam are struggling to figure out their next steps after the government’s decision earlier this year to release them from compulsory detention centres that

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Analysis: Australia’s offshore asylum process

Analysis: Australia’s offshore asylum process

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 30, 2012 0

MELBOURNE 30 November 2012 (IRIN) - Activists in Australia have expressed concern over a recent decision by the government to reinstate the processing of asylum seekers offshore.

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COTE D’IVOIRE: Government returns to the north

COTE D’IVOIRE: Government returns to the north

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 30, 2012 0

KORHOGO/BOUAKE 30 November 2012 (IRIN) - After almost a decade of rebel rule, northern Côte d'Ivoire is coming to terms with a new authority as the government of President Alassane Ouattara, who assumed

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THAILAND: Question marks over new approach to drug-users

THAILAND: Question marks over new approach to drug-users

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 23, 2012 0

BANGKOK 23 November 2012 (IRIN) - In September 2011, the government of Thailand moved to try and decrease the number of drug-users by 80 percent by adopting a more “softly, softly” approach, rather

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Briefing: Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis

Briefing: Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 16, 2012 0

BANGKOK 16 November 2012 (IRIN) - Five months after communal violence erupted in Myanmar's Rakhine State, the plight of the 800,000 Muslim Rohingya there has worsened: Renewed violence in late October left more

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Briefing: Ethiopia’s Muslim protests

Briefing: Ethiopia’s Muslim protests

November 15, 2012 0

ADDIS ABABA 15 November 2012 (IRIN) - Tensions have been simmering over several months between Muslims and the government, with thousands holding demonstrations in protest at the government's alleged interference in religious affairs;

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KENYA: Disquiet over Lamu port project

KENYA: Disquiet over Lamu port project

October 31, 2012 0

LAMU 31 October 2012 (IRIN) - A fledgling project to build a huge new port, oil refinery and transport hub on Kenya's northern coastline promises to deliver thousands of jobs and is a

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