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The U.S. government should press Serbia for additional human rights improvements before it decides to certify Belgrade for continued U.S. aid, Human Rights Watch said today. In testimony delivered today before the U.S. Commission on Security and…
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(New York) The Bangladesh government must revoke authority granted to the police to "shoot-at-sight" as part of its anti-crime campaign, Human Rights Watch said today. Last week, the government announced that it would deploy paramilitary forces to combat…
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Liberian President Must Be Arrested

(New York) - Liberian President Charles Taylor should be arrested by the government of any country he travels to, now that his indictment has been announced by the Sierra Leone Special Court, Human Rights Watch said today. The Liberian president was…
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(New York) - Burma should immediately release opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other recently detained activists and allow the United Nations to conduct an independent investigation into attacks that left several dead and dozens injured, Human…
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 The city of Basra, with population of
 1.5 million, is Iraq's main seaport and second largest city. It is situated
 some 550 kilometers south-east of Baghdad along the western shore of Shatt-…
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Another Uzbek prisoner was tortured to death, contradicting U.S. claims that Uzbekistan is making progress on human rights, Human Rights Watch said today. Otamaza Gafarov was due to be released in September from Chirchik prison in northern Uzbekistan.…
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Wednesday's summit among U.S. President George W. Bush and Prime Ministers Mahmud Abbas and Ariel Sharon should insert human rights protection into the "roadmap," Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch urged the three leaders to learn from…
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Nearly eight weeks after British forces entered Basra, they still have not addressed basic security needs in Iraq's second largest city, Human Rights Watch said today. In a 23-page report released today, "Basra: Crime and Insecurity Under British…
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Government Report Faults Justice, FBI, Immigration and Prison Officials

The Bush Administration should take immediate action to remedy the human rights violations documented by the Department of Justice’s internal investigation of its treatment of non-citizens detained after September 11, Human Rights Watch said today. The…
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Controls Urged for Trade Fueling African Conflicts

(New York) - The "Group of Eight" world leaders gathering in Evian should learn lessons from Afghanistan when it comes to rebuilding Iraq, Human Rights Watch said today. The G-8 summit is expected to pledge international support for the reconstruction and…
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(New York) Nepali officials should immediately release a group of imprisoned Tibetans to the protection of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Human Rights Watch said today. On May 29, Nepali officials sought to turn the group over…
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(New York) - Peru’s government should immediately investigate the reported use of lethal force by the security forces to quell protests taking place throughout the country, Human Rights Watch said today. On May 29, twenty-two-year-old Eddy Quilca Cruz…
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MOSCOW -- This weekend President Vladimir Putin is throwing a big birthday bash for his hometown, St. Petersburg. Heads of state and government from 45 nations, including President George W. Bush and the leaders of all current and acceding European Union…
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Nobody wants to spoil a party. But the leaders visiting St. Petersburg should confront the reality that Chechens live in misery, wondering from one day to the next whether masked men will come in the middle of the night and take their…
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Regarding Harassment of Human Rights Defenders

During the past week several of Azerbaijan’s leading human rights defenders and their families have been subjected to numerous incidents of physical harassment and intimidation, which followed two months of attacks…
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U.S. Fails to Address Past Crimes Systematically

The mistaken release of Sheikh Mohammad Jawad al-Naifus from custody in Iraq is a major setback in the effort to bring mass murderers to justice, Human Rights Watch said today. According to a U.S. Central Command press release, U.S. military forces…
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World leaders should not ignore human rights violations in Chechnya at the upcoming summit with Russia, Human Rights Watch said today. The E.U.-Russia summit starts today in St. Petersburg, against the backdrop of the city’s 300th anniversary festival.…
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 On March 4, 1991, thirteen-year-old
 Khalid Khudair and his thirty-three-year-old cousin Fuad Kadhim, a former Iraqi
 soldier, left their village of Albu `Alwan to walk to the southern Iraqi city
 of al-Hilla…