PRESS RELEASES

Palestinian territories: separate and unequal

22 December 10 - From Human Rights Watch: This report shows that Israel operates a two-tier system for the two populations of the West Bank in the large areas where it exercises exclusive control. Read
 

Calls to free Syrian activist

19 December 10 - From Human Rights Watch: Syrian authorities should not prosecute a political activist for statements criticizing Iran’s 2009 presidential election and should release him immediately. Read
 

EU/US must demand Kosovo inquiry

16 December 10 - From Human Rights Watch: The United States and European governments should demand thorough and impartial criminal investigations in Kosovo and Albania into allegations of serious crimes by former Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) (...) 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
 

Lybia failing asylum seekers and migrants

14 December 10 - From Amnesty International: Migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers escaping persecution and armed conflict, face torture and indefinite detention as they attempt to make the journey to Europe via Libya. 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
 

Verdict clearing Russian editor welcomed

11 December 10 - From Reporters Without Borders: RSF welcomed the decision of a court in Khimki, quashing a guilty verdict handed down a month ago against journalist Mikhail Beketov for defamation. Read
 

’Indiscriminate killing’ on India/Bangladesh border

10 December 10 - From Human Rights Watch: India and Bangladesh should take immediate steps to end the killing of hundreds of their citizens at the West Bengal-Bangladesh border by India’s Border Security Force (BSF). Read
 

New report cites severe China abuses in Tibet

9 December 10 - From Human Rights Watch: Eyewitness accounts confirm that Chinese security forces used disproportionate force and acted with deliberate brutality during and after unprecedented Tibetan protests beginning on March 10, 2008, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released (...) Read
 

Call for Greece to end inhumane detention camps

7 December 10 - From Human Rights Watch: Greek officials should immediately transfer migrants from overcrowded and inhumane detention sites in the Evros region to an empty facility on Samos Island and protect the 120 unaccompanied migrant children among (...) Read
 
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