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MALI: Children take up guns

MALI: Children take up guns

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 8, 2012 0

SEVARÉ 08 October 2012 (IRIN) - Children as young as 14 are joining military training camps run by militias in southern Mali preparing to fight Islamist groups in the north. At the same

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CAMBODIA: Rural poor lose out in land deals

CAMBODIA: Rural poor lose out in land deals

October 4, 2012 0

BANGKOK 04 October 2012 (IRIN) - Land governance policies in Asia, especially concessions made to private companies, are leaving the region’s poorest vulnerable to human rights abuses, experts say.

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GHANA: Misery of “prayer camps” for mentally ill

GHANA: Misery of “prayer camps” for mentally ill

October 4, 2012 0

ACCRA 04 October 2012 (IRIN) - Doris Appiah, 57, has bipolar disorder. In her early twenties, she was sent to an overcrowded psychiatric hospital followed by a “prayer camp” to be treated. She

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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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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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GAMBIA: Stepping up pressure on human rights

GAMBIA: Stepping up pressure on human rights

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 20, 2012 0

DAKAR 20 September 2012 (IRIN) - Public, forceful international pressure on Gambian President Yahya Jammeh to halt ongoing executions of death row prisoners was successful - at least temporarily - leading activists to

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PAKISTAN: Sectarian violence slipping out of control in Balochistan

PAKISTAN: Sectarian violence slipping out of control in Balochistan

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 14, 2012 0

QUETTA 14 September 2012 (IRIN) - Ethnic and religious minorities in Pakistan’s southwestern province of Balochistan have faced increasing intimidation and violence since 2009, according to a recent fact-finding mission by the Human

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In Brief: Chins denied religious freedom in Myanmar

In Brief: Chins denied religious freedom in Myanmar

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 5, 2012 0

BANGKOK 05 September 2012 (IRIN) - Religious freedom for Myanmar’s 500,000 ethnic Chins is being denied, says a new report by the Chin Human Rights Organization (CHRO).

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SRI LANKA: Refugees in India reluctant to return

SRI LANKA: Refugees in India reluctant to return

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 4, 2012 0

TAMIL NADU 04 September 2012 (IRIN) - More than three years after the end of Sri Lanka’s 1983-2009 civil war, most Sri Lankan refugees in India say they would rather not return, citing

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In Brief: New report highlights abuses in eastern Myanmar

In Brief: New report highlights abuses in eastern Myanmar

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

BANGKOK 28 August 2012 (IRIN) - Human rights violations by the Burmese army in Myanmar’s eastern Karen State are continuing, says a new report by Physicians for Human Rights (PHR).

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