Justice

Kenya reacts to ICC suspect list

16 December 10 - The naming of Kenyans suspected to bear the greatest responsibility for post-election violence in 2008 could trigger violent reactions in some communities, with humanitarian implications, aid workers warn. Read
 

Call for Myanmar to release prisoners

15 December 10 - From UNOG: UN expert urges the government of Myanmar to release over 2,200 remaining prisoners of conscience. Read
 

Disappearances convention to go into effect

13 December 10 - From Amnesty International: Amnesty International called on all states to commit themselves to end enforced disappearances, following news that a landmark treaty aimed at preventing the practice will come into effect. Read
 

Iran denies releasing women scheduled for stoning

10 December 10 - From Reuters: An Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning has not been released, state-run Press TV said on Friday, denying a report by a European human rights group which quoted "sources in Iran" as saying she had been freed. Read
 

Amnesty letters helped free Russian

6 December 10 - From Amnesty International: Sent to an Arctic penal colony for a crime he didn’t commit, Russian prisoner of conscience Igor Sutyagin lived for a few minutes in “the free world” with every postcard he received from supporters during his eleven years in (...) Read
 

Burundi’s shrinking political space

26 November 10 - From VOA News: After a flawed series of elections in Burundi, Human Rights Watch says the ruling party has used its victory to shut out opposition and restrict free expression. Read
 

Sweden slams European court for inefficiency

18 November 10 - From the Los Angeles Times: Sweden’s immigration authority has criticized the European Court of Human Rights for being inefficient in handling complaints from Iraqi asylum-seekers. Read
 

US concerned by Iran crackdown on rights lawyers

17 November 10 - From Agence France Presse: The United States said Tuesday it was "gravely concerned" about Iran’s alleged crackdown on human rights lawyers and called for the release of all those who have been detained. Read
 

Swiss doctors refuse to force feed hunger striker

17 November 10 - Imprisoned cannabis farmer Bernard Rappaz has been on hunger strike for more than 80 days in protest at a prison sentence he considers too high. Read
 

Thailand extradities Russian arms dealer

16 November 10 - From Associated Press:d The Thai government extradited accused Russian arms trafficker Viktor Bout to the United States onTuesday to face terrorism charges, rejecting heavy pressure from Moscow for him to be freed. Read
 
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