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Former military official "instigated Rwandan genocide"

19 December 2008

A former senior defence official was convicted on Thursday of instigating Rwanda's 1994 genocide and committing crimes against humanity and war crimes.

Eritrean asylum-seekers face deportation from Egypt

19 December 2008

A group of up to 104 Eritrean asylum-seekers held in a detention facility in Sinai in Egypt are at risk of imminent deportation to Eritrea.

Israeli teenagers jailed for refusing to serve in army

18 December 2008

Peace activists in Israel and around the world are participating in a day of action to call on Israeli authorities to release teenagers imprisoned for refusing to ser

French detention centre highlights mistreatment of migrants

18 December 2008

On International Migrants Day, new footage reveals the appalling state of a French detention centre for irregular migrants off the coast of Africa and shows how Europe

Growing calls for end to executions at UN

18 December 2008

Over one hundred countries voted overwhelmingly in favour of a second resolution on "Moratorium on the use of the death penalty" at the United Nations on T

Three Bosnians return home, but three remain in Guantánamo

17 December 2008

Three detainees were released on Tuesday from the Guantánamo detention camp to their homes in Bosnia and Herzegovina, but three others remain.

Shoe throwing journalist beaten, according to brother

17 December 2008

The journalist who threw his shoes at US President George W Bush is reported to have suffered various injuries after being beaten up by security officials.

Standing ovation for jailed Chinese dissident

17 December 2008

The European Parliament has honoured a jailed Chinese dissident in absentia with its top human rights award.

Tasers – potentially lethal and easy to abuse

16 December 2008

Amnesty International has said that industry claims that Taser stun guns are safe and non-lethal do not stand up to scrutiny.

US Senate committee: Senior officials responsible for detainee abuse

16 December 2008

The authorization of “aggressive” interrogation techniques by senior US government officials has been a “direct cause of detainee abuse” in th

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