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  • NATO Says 2 Afghan Boys Accidentally Killed 03 Mar 2013

    NATO Says 2 Afghan Boys Accidentally Killed

    International forces accidentally killed two Afghan boys during an operation in southern Afghanistan, the U.S.-led coalition said Saturday. read more


  • Three sisters raped and murdered: the tragedy that engulfed an Indian village 03 Mar 2013

    Three sisters raped and murdered: the tragedy that engulfed an Indian village

    As the nation still struggles to come to terms with the attack on a Delhi student, another disturbing sex abuse case has shaken a rural community. read more


  • Independent UN experts urge human rights inquiry into ‘gulags’ in DPR Korea 02 Mar 2013

    Independent UN experts urge human rights inquiry into ‘gulags’ in DPR Korea

    A group of United Nations independent human rights experts urged an international inquiry into human rights abuses in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) read more


  • Pressure mounts on Sri Lanka over human rights abuses 02 Mar 2013

    Pressure mounts on Sri Lanka over human rights abuses

    The Sri Lankan government is under mounting international pressure over its responsibility for war crimes during the country’s protracted civil war read more


  • Iran: Detainees Accused of Killing Iranian Scientists Deprived of Fair Trial Rights 23 Feb 2013

    Iran: Detainees Accused of Killing Iranian Scientists Deprived of Fair Trial Rights

    Iranian judiciary has detained at least 20 suspects with terrorism charges, in connection with the murder of Iranian nuclear scientists. read more


  • Sri Lanka: UN Rights Council Should Launch Inquiry 21 Feb 2013

    Sri Lanka: UN Rights Council Should Launch Inquiry

     At its March 2013 session, the United Nations Human Rights Council should authorize an independent, international investigation into war crimes committed during the final months of Sri Lanka’s armed conflict. Since the council adopted a resolution on Sri Lanka at its March 2012 session calling for action, the Sri Lankan government has taken no significant steps to provide justice for victims of abuse and accountability for those responsible. On February 11, 2013, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for... read more


  • No New Year celebrations for Tibetans in centre of unrest 11 Feb 2013

    No New Year celebrations for Tibetans in centre of unrest

     Tibetans in a northwest part of China which has been a focus of self-immolation protests against Chinese rule marked a low-key lunar New Year on Monday, with many saying celebrations were inappropriate while the burnings continued. At least 20 people have set themselves on fire in the region around Xiahe in Gansu province over the last year, according to exiles and rights groups. Xiahe is home to a large ethnically Tibetan population and also to the monastery at Labrang, one of the most important... read more


  • After Myanmar violence, almost 6,000 Rohingyas arrive in Thailand 09 Feb 2013

    After Myanmar violence, almost 6,000 Rohingyas arrive in Thailand

    Nearly 6,000 Rohingya Muslims have arrived in Thailand since October, when sectarian violence flared in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state and displaced tens of thousands of people, a top Thai security agency said on Thursday. Entire communities of Rohingyas are languishing in makeshift camps in Myanmar, without access to healthcare or clean water, according to the Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) aid group, while Thailand has promised humane treatment for the 5,899 who have arrived on its shores. Myanmar’s reformist government... read more


  • Sri Lanka bans human rights panel from visiting country 05 Feb 2013

    Sri Lanka bans human rights panel from visiting country

      Sri Lanka said on Sunday it would not allow into the country an international human rights panel due to visit after the government’s controversial sacking of the chief justice. A four-member delegation of the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute was scheduled to be in Colombo on February 1-10 to assess the country’s rule of law after the removal of Shirani Bandaranayake, Sri Lanka’s first woman head of the Supreme Court on January 13. President Mahinda Rajapaksa removed... read more


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