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Governments and UN Refugee Agency Should Urgently Clarify Refugees’ Options Before Camps Close

(New York) - The Tanzanian and Ugandan governments should ensure that refugees living in camps due to close on June 30 and July 31, 2009 are not forcibly returned to their home countries and are immediately given full information about their options,…
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Three Groups File Lawsuit Seeking Information about ‘Ghost’ Detention

(New York) – In the most comprehensive accounting to date, six leading human rights organizations today published the names and details of 39 people who are believed to have been held in secret US custody and whose current whereabouts remain unknown. The…
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(Bujumbura) - Tanzania should immediately suspend its program to expel people of Rwandan and Burundian origin from Tanzania, and end the abuses that its security forces are committing against these people, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to…
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Report Documents UNHCR Failures

Burundian refugee women confront daily violence in Tanzanian refugee camps, Human Rights Watch charges in a new report, "Seeking Protection: Addressing Sexual and Domestic Violence in Tanzania's Refugee Camps." When Burundi women fled the internal…
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"Security" Cited to Justify Human Rights Abuse

A new report In the Name of Security: Forced Round-Ups of Refugees in Tanzania Human Rights Watch charges that the Tanzanian army separated the refugees from their families and stripped them of their belongings in an indiscriminate response to security…