United Nations Convention Against Torture

By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 12th, 2014
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Traffickers have kidnapped, tortured, and killed refugees, most from Eritrea, in eastern Sudan and Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, according to dozens of interviewees said Human Rights Watch. Egypt and Sudan have failed to adequately identify and prosecute the traffickers and any security officials who may ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 13th, 2013
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Spare Reeyot, CPJ pleads with Berhan Hailu By Getahune Bekele, South Africa Her predicament touched millions of hearts around the world in 2012 when it was established that she had a malignant tumor in her breast which prompted her lawyer father and others to plead with the late Ethiopian despot Mele...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 12th, 2013
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Addis Ababa — The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has expressed concern about the safety of Reeyot Alemu, a jailed Ethiopian journalist and teacher. In a protest letter to Birhan Hailu, Ethiopia’s justice minister, Joel Simon, CPJ’s Executive Director asked that Alem...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 15th, 2012
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by Emeka Umeagbalasi TO Mr. Mohammed Bello Adoke, SAN, Attorney General of the Federation & Minister of Justice, The Federal Ministry of Justice, Abuja, FCT, Nigeria.- 64th Anniversary Of UDHR (World Human Rights Day): Revisiting & Upgrading Nigeria’s Body Of Archaic Laws Is Long Overdue As y...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 24th, 2012
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This is according to the chairman of the African Union’s African Commission on Human and People’s Rights, Catherine Dupe Atoki. She was speaking at a Johannesburg press conference yesterday at which she said there was a lack of political will in Africa to tackle the problem. South Africa,...
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In East Africa
Jan 24th, 2012
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Accused war criminal Léon Mugesera arrived in Rwanda’s capital of Kigali Tuesday night and was transferred to an unknown detention facility after losing a long legal battle against deportation from Canada. The Canada Border Services Agency had been tight-lipped on the details surrounding the deportat...
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Jan 12th, 2012
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A man facing deportation from Canada for allegedly helping incite the Rwandan genocide is now said to be in critical condition in a Quebec City hospital. Leon Mugesera is slated for deportation to Rwanda today to face criminal charges related to the 1994 killings of between 800,000 and one million Rw...
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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...