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Middle East Online – GENEVA – Turkey faced harsh criticism Tuesday at a United Nations review of its rights record, with diplomats condemning intimidation of journalists and brutal police crackdowns on demonstrators. “We are concerned about growing restrictions on freedom … Continue reading

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  With deep regret we have been informed of the suspicious death of Seyed Jamal Hosseini (Esfandiar Baharmas), editor and a senior member of Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRAI) through their news agency. Jamal Hosseini was found dead in his office … Continue reading

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London, British Pakistani Christian Association – Renowned parliamentarians and human rights activists challenged British politicians to alter their policy towards Pakistani Christian asylum seekers and introduce more robust accountability measure for UK Foreign aid of which Pakistan is the largest recipient.

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AFP, Ankara – The world is losing its ability to prevent conflicts and the lack of “effective leadership” has led to the worst displacement situation since World War II, the UN refugee chief warned Tuesday. Antonio Guterres, the UN High … Continue reading

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Deutsche Welle – Thirty non-governmental organizations have urged nations distant from Syria’s borders to provide long-term sanctuary for at least 180,000 highly endangered refugees. Syria’s neighbors are already sheltering 3.6 million. Ahead of a United Nations donors’ conference in Geneva, … Continue reading

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(AFP) – Affluent nations have taken in a “pitiful” number of the million of Syrian refugees uprooted by the country’s civil war, placing the burden on Syria’s ill-equipped neighbours, according to Amnesty International. The London-based rights group, in advance of … Continue reading

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UN News – An estimated 2.8 million Iraqis lack food assistance while another 800,000 are in urgent need of emergency shelter, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) warned today as it launched an appeal for … Continue reading

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REUTERS, AP Geneva–Syrian activists and other citizens have vanished into secret detention as part of a “widespread campaign of terror against the civilian population” by the Damascus government, UN investigators said on Thursday. The state-run practice of enforced disappearances in … Continue reading

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