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Since July, at least nine political activists from across the ideological spectrum have been killed, while others have suffered assassination attempts or death threats. Americas Watch is aware of no progress in any investigations into these crimes
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  Screening of Ethnic Somalis The Cruel Consequences of Kenya's Passbook System   Introduction The Procedure is Set in Place Arbitrary Criteria Used to Determine Qualifications Doubts about the Legal Basis of Screening Panels Facilitating the…
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On March 24, 1980, Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero was killed by a single bullet to the chest while performing mass at a chapel at the Divine Providence cancer hospital. His murder is perhaps the most dramatic example of the impunity with which the…
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In the 24 years since independence, massive, systematic electoral fraud has denied the Guyanese people their right to freely elect their government. Unable to express themselves politically in free and fair elections and constricted by the repressive…
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The rule of law is only fitfully respected in Indonesia, the world's fifth largest country. This fact is vital to understanding the conditions of Indonesian prisons. Many of the senior staff of the Directorate of Corrections, the unit of the Ministry of…
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This report examines three aspects of Israeli policy that have contributed to the frequency of unlawful killlings of Palestinians during the intifada. These are the open-fire regulations issued to Israeli troops operating in the occupied West Bank and…
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A comprehensive investigation of brutal human rights violations told in chillingly dispassionate style, Human Rights in Iraq describes how the Ba’ath regime subjects Iraqi citizens to forced relocation and deportation, arbitrary arrest and detention,…
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An array of violent human rights abuses committed by public security units have become institutionalized in Mexican society. Americas Watch concludes that this pattern of excessive violence can only mean that either the Mexican government has adopted a…