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Human Rights Watch is writing regarding the Chilean government's misguided response to the October 16 arrest in London of General Augusto Pinochet. It is with great surprise that we have observed the Chilean government's actions to obstruct the course of…
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Rights Group Calls for Cooperation with Human Rights Committee

(New York) - Human Rights Watch today urged Sierra Leonean President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah to commute death sentences for thirty-four soldiers accused of treason. On October 12, a court martial in Sierra Leone handed down the sentences on the soldiers…
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Chronological Overview of Events

OCTOBER 5, 1995 - RAID AT BELLONA MURMANSK OFFICE The FSB unexpectedly raids the office of the Bellona Foundation (a Norwegian environmental group) in Murmansk. The FSB questions more than sixty people about Bellona's work on a report on the dangers of…
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PRESS ADVISORY - October 15, 1998

In the coming weeks, the Cuban government is expected to try four leading dissidents for sedition, a "crime against state security," although none of them has ever advocated violence against the state Some commentators have suggested that international…
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(New York) - Delegates to an Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting on women in Manila on October 15-16 should express concern about human rights developments in Malaysia, Human Rights Watch said today. The Manila meeting is focused on women,…
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Human Rights Watch publicly released a letter to Virginia Governor James Gilmore, calling for a stay of execution for Dwayne Allen Wright.
 
 "No one should be executed for crimes committed as a minor," said Lois Whitman, Executive Director of the…
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(New York)-- Human Rights Watch today called for a full and independent investigation into the murder on Friday of Martadinata Haryono, known as Ita, a young Chinese-Indonesian woman in Jakarta. It also called for better protection of members of the…
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Calls Upon Tribunal to Intensify Kosovo Work

(New York) - Human Rights Watch today strongly condemned the latest moves by the Yugoslav authorities to obstruct investigations into alleged war crimes in Kosovo. On Wednesday, October 7, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (…
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Human Rights Watch is calling on the United Nations to dismiss a top general in the U.N. observer forces who was involved in human rights abuses in Chile. In a letter to Secretary-General Kofi A. Annan, the organization requested the removal of Brigadier…
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(Geneva) - In a report issued today, Human Rights Watch criticized the Royal Thai Government and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for failing to give adequate protection to the more than 100,000 Burmese refugees in Thailand. In the new…
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Peace Requires Respect for Laws of War, says Rights Group

In a report War Without Quarter: Colombia and International Humanitarian Law, Human Rights Watch finds that all sides in Colombia's conflict systematically violate the laws of war, causing widespread civilian casualties that could be avoided. José Miguel…
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Colombian guerillas call their child soldeirs "little bees," because they sting before the enemy realizes it's under attack. Tens of thousands of children are being used as soldiers by all sides to thebloody conflict underway in Colombia, according to a…
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In an open letter sent today to the Head of the Judiciary in Iran, Ayatollah Yazdi, Human Rights Watch called for the immediate and unconditional release of four journalists from the daily newspaper Tous, who were arrested on the order of a Revolutionary…
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(New York) — Human Rights Watch today welcomed China's signing of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. It urged Beijing to act quickly to ratify the treaty and fully implement its guarantees of freedom of expression, fair trial,…
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No Breakthrough Yet on International Human Rights

Human Rights Watch today welcomed the Canadian government's recent announcement affirming the freedom of Canadians to develop, import and use whatever cryptography products they choose. Minister of Industry John Manley announced the policy last week as…
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Rights Group Urges Tougher Response from West

In a report released today, Human Rights Watch documents the initial stages of the current conflict in Kosovo, and the pattern of Yugoslav government atrocities against ethnic Albanians in the region from February to early September 1998. workers. The…
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To the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Subcommittee on East Asia and the Pacific

The U.S. government has played a critical role in the months leading up to, and following, this past July's election in Cambodia. Unfortunately, at this time, there is little reason to be optimistic about the short-term future, as the Cambodian…