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//--> //--> //--> Abortion in all instances, including rape, is illegal in Honduras. Any woman who has an abortion, and anyone found to have helped her, can be charged with a crime and imprisoned.
 
 For that reason, La Línea (“The Line”) was…
Lorena (a pseudonym) was unaware she was pregnant when she went to a hospital in intense pain two years ago. Doctors suspected she had attempted an abortion and called the police. She was taken from the hospital in handcuffs and is now facing charges.
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Cristina Alvarado is a social worker and part of the national coordination team of Movimiento de Mujeres por la Paz “Visitación Padilla” (Movement of Women for Peace “Visitacion Padilla”).
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This week, lawmakers in Honduras will have the chance to allow some women access to abortion, reversing restrictions first imposed more than 30 years ago. Under the current law, terminating a pregnancy is illegal and carries a heavy prison sentence,…
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 Waiting for Justice
 Accountability before Guinea’s Courts for the

 September 28, 2009 Stadium Massacre, Rapes, and Other Abuses 
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 Important Steps
 Undermining Factors
 Insecure…
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 Map of Guinea
 
 
 
 Map of Conakry
 
 
 
 Map of the September 28 Stadium and Surrounding Area
 
 
 
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 At around 11:30 a.m. on the morning of September 28, 2009, several…
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(Freetown) - Rebel attacks on refugees returning home to Sierra Leone cast doubt on a new United Nations plan for "safe passage" through rebel-held territory. Human Rights Watch research found that Revolutionary United Front (RUF) rebels are raping,…
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(New York) - As the United Nations Secretary-General prepares to visit Sierra Leone, Human Rights Watch today released fresh evidence that civilian suffering continues unabated in the civil war there. In addition to providing details of ongoing…
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The parallels between the current crisis in Guinea and the situation in Macedonia at the onset of the Kosovo refugee crisis in 1999 are striking. The international response to both situations could not be more different. Guinea is host to the second…
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Human Rights Watch strongly condemned the Guinean government for inciting armed attacks against Sierra Leonean and Liberian refugees. Human Rights Watch today released the first on-the-ground testimonies from more than 40 victims, including ten women…