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The new United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic must be urgently brought up to full capacity to enable it to ensure the protection of a civilian population vulnerable to serious human rights violations.

Today’s arrest of the suspects in the assassination attempt on Malala Yousafzai offers an important opportunity for the authorities to address their poor record in protecting human rights defenders in Pakistan.

The Egyptian authorities must release activists who were arrested simply for defying the country’s repressive protest law and are due to stand trial on 13 September.

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The use of force, detention and torture against protesters in Sudan.

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