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Mali: Children paying a high price in ongoing conflict

21 August 2014

Children accused of being members of armed groups in the conflict in Mali are languishing in adult jails while human rights abuses continue.

Mali: Children paying a high price in ongoing conflict

21 August 2014

Children accused of being members of armed groups in the conflict in Mali are languishing in adult jails while human rights abuses continue.

Exploited in the southern sun

21 August 2014

After fleeing their homes and surviving a perilous Mediterranean crossing, African migrants in Italy are falling prey to labor gangs.

Exploited in the southern sun

21 August 2014

After fleeing their homes and surviving a perilous Mediterranean crossing, African migrants in Italy are falling prey to labor gangs.

Syria: ‘Beheading’ of US reporter a war crime that highlights ‘chilling’ risk to journalists

20 August 2014

The apparent execution-style killing by the Islamic State (IS) armed group of a US reporter who went missing in Syria constitutes a war crime.

Syria: ‘Beheading’ of US reporter a war crime that highlights ‘chilling’ risk to journalists

20 August 2014

The apparent execution-style killing by the Islamic State (IS) armed group of a US reporter who went missing in Syria constitutes a war crime.

Nigeria: Destitute victims of forced eviction must be adequately compensated

19 August 2014

The World Bank endorsed the Lagos state government’s inadequate compensation package for thousands of people forcibly evicted from an informal settlement.

India: Release of prisoner of conscience Irom Sharmila 'welcome but long overdue'

19 August 2014

Court ruling directing the release of prisoner of conscience Irom Sharmila because there were no grounds for charging her with attempted suicide is a legal and moral victory for the activist.

Israel: Human rights access to Gaza imperative amid renewed exchange of fire

19 August 2014

The resumption of Israeli air strikes and rocket fire from Gaza underscores the imperative need to grant human rights groups immediate access to monitor the situation.

Saudi Arabia: Four relatives executed for hashish possession amid 'disturbing' surge in executions

18 August 2014

Executions bring the number of state killings in Saudi Arabia in the past two weeks to 17 - a rate of more than one execution per day. 

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