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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: 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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MYANMAR-THAILAND: Burmese migrant workers risk deportation

MYANMAR-THAILAND: Burmese migrant workers risk deportation

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

CHIANG MAI 20 September 2012 (IRIN) - Several hundred thousand Burmese migrant workers in Thailand could face deportation if they fail to register under the government’s National Verification Programme (NVP) before a 14

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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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SOUTH AFRICA: Business as usual after Marikana mine violence?

SOUTH AFRICA: Business as usual after Marikana mine violence?

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

MARIKANA 20 September 2012 (IRIN) - Five weeks after the Marikana mine massacre in South Africa’s North West Province claimed the lives of 34 protesting workers and shocked the world, the strike that

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