March 13, 2012
by Keith Herting
Sri Lanka is employing "unlawful detentions" against many of its citizens, Amnesty International (AI) reported Tuesday. The report claims that detainees are subject to torture and even extrajudicial executions, often under laws designed to combat terrorism. AI claims that little has changed since ...[read more]
August 11, 2011
by Julia Zebley
A representative for the UN Mission in the Ivory Coast (MINUCI) confirmed that forces loyal to President Alassane Ouattara are continuing to kill civilians and opposition members in his name, with 26 killings reported between July 11 and August 10. There were also 85 arbitrary detentions by ...[read more]
May 27, 2009
by Eszter Bardi
Jordan should restore its rule of law by ending extrajudicial detentions of crime victims, personal enemies, and persons freed by the courts, according to a report released Tuesday by Human Rights Watch (HRW). Per the 1954 Crime Prevention Law, which is currently in effect, government officials ...[read more]
May 19, 2009
by Eszter Bardi
The new Bangladesh government should investigate torture, illegal detentions, and extrajudicial killings allegedly conducted by the Directorate General of Forces Intelligence (DGFI) and the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), according to a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report released Monday. The report ...[read more]

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