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  Summary Authorities are continuing to use vaguely worded laws in places throughout Iraq, including in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, that allow prosecutors to bring criminal charges for opinions they object to. Authorities in areas…
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  Summary On May 25, 2018, police arrested two activists during a peaceful protest in Lamu town, Kenya. The activists, staff of the environmental groups, Save Lamu and Lamu Youth Alliance, were protesting the government’s decision to proceed…
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Summary On November 3, 2015, Joseph Nkaissery, Kenya’s cabinet secretary for interior and national coordination, appeared before the Parliamentary Accounts Committee to answer questions about millions of dollars his ministry allegedly…
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Summary Climate change is here with us. We cannot stop it. The only way is to see how to work around it. -- Peter Ekai Lokoel, Deputy Governor Turkana, September 2014 Over the past century, the average annual temperature on earth has…
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Map of Iran Summary Security forces arrested Rebin Rahmani on November 19, 2006, in Kermanshah, the capital of the western Iranian province of the…
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Summary Iraq’s government is in the process of enacting what it refers to as an Information Crimes Law to regulate the use of information networks, computers, and other…
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At a Crossroads Human Rights in Iraq Eight Years after the US-Led Invasion Summary Methodology I. Rights of Women and Girls Background Targeting Female Leaders and Activists Trafficking …
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A Face and a Name Civilian Victims of Insurgent Groups in Iraq I. Summary The Victims Insurgent Groups Arguments of Insurgent Groups Violations by U.S. and Iraqi Government Forces Methodology II. Recommendations III. Insurgent Groups in Iraq Attacks on…
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This comprehensive assessment of the current human rights situation in Kenya goes well beyond those aspects that are ordinarily the focus of international attention: the efforts of Nairobi-based journalists, lawyers, clergy and political figures to…