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New EU proposals to prevent the dangerous practice of boat migration could hurt, rather than save, refugees trying to reach Europe say human rights groups In the early hours of Thursday morning, on October 3, a fishing boat overcrowded with some five hundred African migrants from Eritrea approached the Italian shoreline of the island of Lampedusa.
The authorities urgently need to work out a feasible plan to question witnesses and militia members in connection with these deadly attacks on protesters.
"Human Rights Watch opposes the death penalty in all circumstances as an irreversible, degrading, and cruel punishment.
French soldiers were cheered on Saturday as they began patrolling densely-populated neighbourhoods of Central African Republic's capital Bangui, which has been rocked by waves of killings between Muslim and Christian communities.
Egyptian women supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi stand inside the defendants' cage in a courtroom in Alexandria, Egypt, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.
Journalists, rights defenders, writers, opposition figures, and religious believers are languishing behind bars because of their peaceful activities, and many of them have suffered torture or ill-treatment.
The court's ruling in Saratov sets a dangerous precedent. Forcing a research organization to register as a 'foreign agent' casts an ominous shadow over every independent group in Russia.
Federal prosecutors offered Roy Lee Clay, a 47-year-old part-time house remodeler from Baltimore a choice: plead guilty to conspiring to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin and face 10 years in federal prison, or go to trial.
President Correa's recent decree regulating civil society gave the government the power to shut down human rights and other groups that interfere with his agenda.
Almost two decades later, South Africa is not the country former president Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday, said it would become, Human Rights Watch said on Friday.
Human Rights Watch has a disturbing report alleging the U.S. government essentially forces drug defendants to either plead guilty or rot in prison for an insane amount of time.
By rejecting the 'treason law' amendments, parliament recognized how important vibrant independent groups are for Kyrgyzstan.
Many of China's re-education through labor camps, instead of being abolished in line with a ruling Communist Party announcement this month, are being turned into compulsory drug rehabilitation centers where inmates can be incarcerated for two years or more without trial.