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Four Deaths in Custody Reported in Three Days

Click to expand Image Ahmed Abdelnabi Mahmoud and Raia Abdallah at…
Ahmed Abdelnabi Mahmoud and Raia Abdallah at their home in Dallas, Texas.
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When I went to college, I chose a highly regarded university with a strong tradition as a Jesuit institution. I was pleased with my undergraduate education at Boston College, but I still lament that my alma mater denies students access to contraceptive…
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Deaths, Labor Exploitation, Violence, and Poor Treatment in Detention

(New York) - Many governments' policies toward migrants worldwide expose them to human rights abuses including labor exploitation, inadequate access to health care, and prolonged detention in poor, overcrowded conditions, Human Rights Watch said today in…
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The plight of children in Kenya who fall prey to HIV/Aids

20-month-old Daniel is sitting on his grandmother’s lap in a small house in Nyangoma village, Western Kenya. His body is periodically shaken by a violent cough, and he looks tired and weak. Daniel (not his real name) is HIV-positive and suspected to…
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Persecuting People Living With HIV/AIDS Feeds the Epidemic

The Egyptian government’s new indictments against several men arrested apparently on suspicion of having HIV violate their basic rights and deeply undermine Egypt’s fight against HIV/AIDS, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said today. Human…
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(New York) — Trade ministers at the upcoming WTO summit in Doha, Qatar should abandon threats of sanctions against countries trying to obtain medicines for health emergencies such as HIV/AIDS, Human Rights Watch said today. The WTO summit will take place…
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U.S., Vatican, Egypt Undermining Frank Language in Conference Document

If government censors get their way at next week's United Nations conference on HIV/AIDS, the denial and discrimination that have helped spread the disease will continue unabated. Several government delegations, including those of the United States, Egypt…