Navanethem Pillay

By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Dec 6th, 2012
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Eritrean soccer players who disappeared from their hotel in Uganda over the weekend have sought asylum in the east African country, a senior Ugandan government official said on Thursday. Mass defections by Eritrean soccer players are becoming common as the country is one of the world’s most sec...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jun 19th, 2012
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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...
By IndepthAfrica
In Press Releases
Dec 19th, 2011
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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 ...
By benim
In News
Jul 13th, 2011
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The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay arrived in Tunis Wednesday to plegde support for the country’s democratic transition and open a new UN human rights office. It is the first office in a North African country bordering the Mediterranean, Pillay’s office said, its establ...
By benim
In News
Jul 10th, 2011
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Senegal has suspended its planned repatriation of Chad’s former President Hissene Habre, who has been sentenced to death in his home country, Senegal’s foreign minister has said. The move followed an appeal by UN human rights chief Navi Pillay. Ms Pillay had expressed concern that Mr Habr...
By benim
In Central Africa
Jul 7th, 2011
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The United States condemned sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Wednesday, spurred by sexual attacks on 248 women and children by government troops last month in the same region as a mass rape by rebels last year. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said the latest rap...
By benim
In East Africa
May 9th, 2011
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Kampala – Human Rights Watch has called on the Ugandan government to investigate the killing of unarmed protesters by security forces during recent marches against rising living costs, a statement said Monday. The New York-based rights group said at least nine civilians, including a two-year-ol...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Feb 2nd, 2011
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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...
By benim
In Central Africa
Oct 26th, 2010
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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 ...
By benim
In Middle East
Oct 26th, 2010
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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...