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Fathi al-Jahmi, a prominent Libyan political prisoner, is seriously ill and in urgent need of independent medical care, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch called for al-Jahmi’s immediate and unconditional release, and asked Libyan…
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EU governments should make human rights a priority in this "new era" of EU-Libya relations. Following the healthcare workers’ release, the EU acknowledged the “potential of increased EU-Libya co-operation in many areas of common interest” and noted that…
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The Libyan government’s release of six foreign healthcare workers brings a welcome end to a long miscarriage of justice, but human rights abuses in the country remain a deep concern, Human Rights Watch said today. The Libyan government arrested five…
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The death sentences announced today by a lower court in Tripoli against six foreign medical workers for purposely infecting 426 Libyan children with HIV is a gross miscarriage of justice, Human Rights Watch said today. The trial was deeply flawed.…
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Tragedy of HIV-Infected Children Should Not Impede Justice

Libya’s Supreme Court should consider the torture claims of six foreign medical workers on death row for injecting 426 Libyan children with HIV, Human Rights Watch said. The court will review the case today. Four of the six defendants, five Bulgarian…
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U.S. President George W. Bush will be traveling to Africa from July 7-12, visiting Senegal, South Africa, Botswana, Uganda, and Nigeria. This packet from Human Rights Watch includes material for each stop along the way. A brief overview of the Bush…
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Child labor on cocoa farms 'tip of the iceberg'

(New York, April 1, 2003) - West African governments are failing to address a rampant traffic in child labor that could worsen with the region’s growing AIDS crisis, Human Rights Watch charged in a new report released today. The 79-page report, “…