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Libyan authorities should seize a historic opportunity to promote and protect women’s rights as the country transitions from four decades of dictatorship. The parliament, government, and other bodies should ensure that women can participate actively and…
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The Libyan government should take urgent steps to stop serious and ongoing human rights violations against inhabitants of the town of Tawergha, who are widely viewed as having supported Muammar Gaddafi. The forced displacement of roughly 40,000 people,…
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On December 17, 2010, a 26-year-old Tunisian man set himself on fire after abusive police confiscated his unlicensed vegetable cart, his only source of income. This desperate act of protest inspired a movement that swept the country and ignited calls for…
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Human Rights Watch inspected two unsecured explosive weapon facilities near Sirte, Libya on October 22, 2011. The two unguarded sites contained vast amounts of surface-to-air missiles, tank and mortar rounds, large numbers of munitions, and thousands of…
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The Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) are indiscriminately bombing civilian areas in the Nuba Mountains region of Southern Kordofan and preventing aid from reaching desperate displaced people.
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Tunisia should better protect the more than 3,000 foreign nationals who fled Libya and remain vulnerable in the Choucha camp in its territory.
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Somalia is being ripped apart by conflict. The country's weak transitional government is at war with powerful insurgents. These are the stories of the people who fled Mogadishu. Photographs by Marcus Bleasdale.