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Letter to President El Bashir

(New York, September 11, 2002) The government of Sudan should end its recent crackdown on the press, Human Rights Watch said in a letter to the Sudanese president today. In the past week, the government's National Press Council (NPC) has confiscated…
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The government of Sudan should end its recent crackdown on the press, Human Rights Watch said in a
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Letter to President George W. Bush

During the past year the Kyrgyz government has displayed growing intolerance for its political opposition, enacted draconian laws and used brutal methods to deprive citizens of their right to free assembly and expression…
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On the Occasion of the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting, Warsaw

We appreciate the OSCE’s active engagement to promote freedom of religion in the region. Regrettably, though, this precious freedom is imperiled in many member states. Today, some of the most egregious violations of the…
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On the Occasion of the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting, Warsaw

Freedom of expression, and media freedoms in particular, are in danger in many OSCE participating states. In too many countries, severe restrictions and abuse afflict brave journalists whose writings focus on sensitive…
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The new United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights must stand up publicly to governments seeking to undermine the United Nations' human rights system, Human Rights Watch said as Sergio Vieira de Mello takes up his post today in Geneva. Human Rights…
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President Joseph Kabila of Congo should use his visit to the United Nations General Assembly, starting today, to announce the release of one of the country's leading human rights defenders, Human Rights Watch said today. N'sii Luanda Shandwe has been…
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Police in Uzbekistan detained two human rights defenders last week in what looks like government retribution for their human rights work, Human Rights Watch said today. Jakhangir Shosalimov, a member of the Independent Human Rights Organization of…
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U.S. Releases Funds While Links Between Military and Paramilitaries Remain

Colombia has failed to meet any of the human rights conditions that U.S. law imposes as a prerequisite to military aid, three leading human rights groups said today. In a new briefing paper that details Colombia's human rights record, Amnesty…
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On the Occasion of the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting, Warsaw

Human Rights Watch welcomes the OSCE’s engagement on the important human rights issues of capital punishment and torture—two of the most serious violations of fundamental human rights that still persist in the region. In…
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The U.S. State Department has exaggerated Uzbekistan's human rights gains, evidently in order to maintain foreign assistance to that country's government, Human Rights Watch said today. In an August 26 document that has not been released to the public,…
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Pentagon officials recently signaled a shift in U.S. policy on Afghanistan, admitting that an expansion of international peacekeeping operations beyond Kabul is necessary. The unsuccessful attempt to assassinate President Hamid Karzai on Thursday in…
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Human Rights Watch Letter

Dear Mr. Hodgson, During the past three years, Human Rights Watch Young Advocates have visited San Pedro Service Processing Center (SPC) five times. The purpose of our visits has been to examine conditions at the INS detention center and to monitor how…
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(New York) Human Rights Watch today condemned the killings of three unarmed civilians in an attack on their vehicles in Papua, Indonesia this past weekend and called for an independent investigation, with the involvement of international human rights…
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(New York) - Colombian President Alvaro Uribe should immediately reverse Colombia's decision not to accept, for a period of seven years, the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC) over war crimes. The Colombian government only recently…
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Joint Letter from Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and the Washington Office on Latin America

Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the Washington Office on Latin America sent a letter today to Secretary of State Colin Powell urging him to deny a pending human rights certification to Colombia.