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Nigeria’s torture chambers exposed in new report

18 September 2014

Nigeria’s police and military routinely torture women, men, and children – some as young as 12 – using a wide range of methods including beatings, shootings and rape

Nigeria’s torture chambers exposed in new report

18 September 2014

Nigeria’s police and military routinely torture women, men, and children – some as young as 12 – using a wide range of methods including beatings, shootings and rape

Qatar: New cybercrimes law endangers freedom of expression

18 September 2014

A controversial new cybercrimes law that criminalizes the spreading of “false news” on the internet poses a serious threat to freedom of expression in Qatar.

Qatar: New cybercrimes law endangers freedom of expression

18 September 2014

A controversial new cybercrimes law that criminalizes the spreading of “false news” on the internet poses a serious threat to freedom of expression in Qatar.

Thailand: Military trial of peaceful protesters an “affront to justice”

18 September 2014

The conviction of four peaceful protesters by a Thai military court today is an affront to justice and another sign of repression under military rule. 

Thailand: Military trial of peaceful protesters an “affront to justice”

18 September 2014

The conviction of four peaceful protesters by a Thai military court today is an affront to justice and another sign of repression under military rule. 

CAR: Full deployment of UN peacekeepers urgently needed to protect civilian lives

15 September 2014

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.

Mediterranean migrant boat shipwrecks highlight need for EU action

15 September 2014

European leaders must do more to provide safe and legal ways for refugees and migrants to access international protection in the European Union.

Pakistan: Stop first civilian execution in six years

15 September 2014

Pakistan should immediately scrap apparent plans to carry out the first civilian execution in almost six years and instead impose a moratorium on the use of the death penalty 

Egypt: Release women’s rights defender, protesters arrested for challenging draconian protest law

12 September 2014

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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