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Pakistan: End Collective Punishment in Swat 0

 Forced Evictions, House Demolitions Undermine Fight Against Taliban (New York) – The Pakistani government should immediately investigate reports that security forces are carrying out collective punishment against relatives of suspected Taliban militants during operations in the Swat valley, Human Rights

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The Netherlands: Do Not Deport Somalis 0

(Amsterdam) – The Dutch government should immediately halt all plans to return Somalis to war-torn Somalia, Human Rights Watch said today. The Dutch authorities have announced their intention to deport, between now and October 2010, at least eight Somalis whose

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China: Witnesses Lift Veil on Abuses by Security Forces in Tibet

(New York) – 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 today. Many

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Rwanda: Allow Independent Autopsy of Opposition Politician 0

Foreign Experts Should Investigate Circumstances of Murder (New York) – The government of Rwanda should allow independent foreign experts to carry out an autopsy on the body of André Kagwa Rwisereka, vice president of the opposition Democratic Green Party, Human

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Cambodia: Sex Workers Face Unlawful Arrests and Detention 0

Cambodian sex workers stage a protest against a police crackdown on prostitution. Sex workers report that police physically and sexually abuse them in custody. © 2008 AP Photo (Phnom Penh) – The Cambodian government should act quickly to end violence

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UN: Strengthen Civilian Protection in Darfur 0

 A displaced Sudanese woman is seen at the Abu Shouk camp for internally displaced persons in Al Fasher, northern Darfur. © 2010 Reuters Related Materials: Democracy on Hold New Deaths, Other Abuses Underscore Need for Better Access, Improved Security· (New York)

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India: Prosecute Rampant ‘Honor’ Killings 0

Amend and Enforce Laws to End Barbaric Practice (New York) – The Indian government should urgently investigate and prosecute those responsible for the recent spurt in reported “honor” killings, Human Rights Watch said today. The government should also strengthen laws

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Classified documents reveal UK’s role in abuse of its own citizens 0

Former Guantanamo Bay detainees Omar Deghayes, Binyam Mohamed and Martin Mubanga. MI5 officers interviewed Omar Deghayes in Afghanistan Kabul for three hours on the evening of 3 July 2002. He commented that he was treated better by the Pakistanis. Photograph:

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US: Ratify Women’s Rights Treaty 0

(New York) – The United States’ long delay in ratifying the global women’s rights treaty undermines fulfillment of the US commitment to women’s rights at home and abroad, Human Rights Watch said today. Former President Jimmy Carter signed the Convention

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North Korea’s crumbling health system in dire need of aid 0

The North Korean government still claims that its healthcare system is free for all – © BBC World Service Amputation and other major surgeries carried out without anaesthesia are just one indication of the dire state of North Korea’s healthcare

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