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Summary In late 2014, police officers entered the home of Lim Ok Kyung, a smuggler in her forties from North Korea’s South Hwanghae province. The police were looking for, and found, home appliances smuggled from China. Lim Ok Kyung was detained at a…
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  Summary “Nasim” grew up in Mosul, Iraq, and attended school for five years until the Islamic State (ISIS) took control of the city in 2014. Nasim, who was 13 at the time, didn’t like the curriculum ISIS imposed in his school, so he dropped out and…
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 The mayor said, “All thieves must be killed.” He said it was an order.
 
 −Witness to the execution of Fulgence Rukundo on December 6, 2016
 
 
 Rwandan security forces summarily executed at least…
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Summary My brother asked, “Can I have your identity? What is your force? Are you RAB, CID, DB?” They did not identify themselves. He asked several times. They did not wear any uniform and they had no legal arrest warrant. Nothing. They just said, “Come…
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Summary This is what I have to say about the wounds on the body of the said accused. Since he was a hard core criminal, he refused to give any information. It was essential to get that information from him, that’s why [the police] used the “truth…
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 Because of the state of emergency, nobody will care if I kill you. I will just say I shot you while you tried to run away.
 
 -Police officer to a detainee, overheard by family members of another detainee…
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Summary On the morning of February 28, 2013, the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party called a strike to protest the death penalty handed down against its leader, Delwar Hossain Sayedee, who had been convicted by Bangladesh’s International Crimes Tribunal (…
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Summary I have no hope of getting justice in this crooked system. —Umar Daraz, Karachi, January 2016 How do you expect us to recover stolen items from hardened criminals? Do you think they will agree if we say, ‘Be nice to us and return what you…
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 We have followed the law in striking out and relentlessly pounding at illegal organizations and key figures, and resolutely followed the law in striking at the illegal organizations and key figures who follow the 14th…
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 The final stage of the [2011] revolution was in Sirte. We were filled with hope. Then step by step, Daesh took over. Now we feel we are cursed.
 
 -“Ali,” resident who fled ISIS in Sirte
 
 
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 Since Syria’s armed conflict began in late 2011, there

 have been numerous serious violations of international law. Syrian government

 armed forces have been primarily…
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 “A Long Way from Reconciliation”
 Abusive Military

 Crackdown in Response to Security Threats
 

 in Côte d’Ivoire
 
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 Classrooms in the Crosshairs
 Military Use of Schools in Yemen’s Capital
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 Forces and Non-State Armed Groups
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 During a protest in Turkey in 2010, two students
 unfurled a banner that read, “We want free education, we will get
 it.” For this act and participation in other non-violent political
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 No Place for Children
 Child Recruitment, Forced Marriage, and Attacks on Schools

 in Somalia
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 Ten Long Years:
 A Briefing on Eritrea’s Missing Political Prisoners
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 Government of Eritrea
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 “We Can Torture, Kill, or Keep You for Years”
 Enforced Disappearances by Pakistan Security Forces in Balochistan
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      Background: Conflict and Abuses in…
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 Getting Away with Torture
 
 The Bush Administration and Mistreatment of Detainees
 
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 I. Background: Official Sanction for Crimes against Detainees
 
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