In East Africa
Jun 19th, 2012
The United Nations human rights chief, Navi Pillay, on Monday accused Eritrea of carrying out torture and summary executions. Ms. Pillay told the United Nations Human Rights Council that there were 5,000 to 10,000 political prisoners in Eritrea, which holds a strategic stretch of the Red Sea coast an...
In Press Releases
Dec 19th, 2011
GENEVA, Switzerland, December 19, 2011/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Monday strongly condemned the brutal suppression of demonstrations by military and security forces in Tahrir Square, Cairo, which have reportedly left at least 11 ...
Feb 2nd, 2011
Geneva – The United Nations human rights chief said Tuesday there were unconfirmed reports that an estimated 300 people may have been killed so far in Egypt. Praising the popular revolt in Egypt, Navi Pillay, the UN high commissioner for human rights, said she was deeply alarmed by the sharp ri...
In Central Africa
Oct 26th, 2010
KINSHASA, Congo – At least 30 women were kept as prisoners in a dungeon-like structure and gang-raped over multiple weeks at the Congo and Angola border before being left in the bush without their clothes, an international aid agency said Tuesday. The United Nations Office for the Coordination ...
In Middle East
Oct 26th, 2010
UN human rights chief Navi Pillay on Tuesday urged Iraq and the United States to investigate allegations of torture and unlawful killings in the Iraq conflict revealed in documents leaked last week. “The US and Iraqi authorities should take necessary measures to investigate all allegations made...