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Human rights defenders came under attack, with threats from hard-line religious groups and the government shutting down a prominent human rights group. The Supreme Court’s chief justice and other judges were replaced. Two women became Supreme Court judges for the first time. There was some progress...
Maldives Detention

Prisoner in Paradise

He was waiting for his flight back to Colombo in the departure lounge of the Velana International Airport in the Maldives when they arrested him; a police officer in plain clothes along with four others. Sri Lankan Lahiru Madushanka Manikkaudura (hereafter referred to as Lahiru Madushanka), who had...
Burundi UN

HRC 37: Item 5: Human rights bodies and mechanisms

Amnesty International and ISHR would like to express our deepest concern to this Council. Over the past year, several UN member states, including some members of this Council, have launched attacks of a personal nature against Special Procedure mandate holders and members of Commissions of...