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Human rights activist Jestina Mukoko has denounced the abuse and violence she suffered at the hands of Zimbabwean secret service agents. Jestina Mukoko was held in solitary confinement for 19 days.
Immigration minister Phil Woolas, who recently criticised lawyers for helping asylum seekers claim justice, now wants a restrictive ‘revision’ of the international convention on refugees.
A British missionary couple sentenced to one year's hard labour for writing emails which were interpreted as criticising the Gambian government are hoping for a pardon after a public apology.
In recent years the government has introduced a raft of new speech crimes, including incitement to religious hatred and incitement to sexual hatred.
Possibly the crucial world issue now and in the coming decades is global warming and environmental catastrophe.
A year after the repeal of blasphemy from English law, religious defamation laws are tightening their grip on the world, with the apparent support of the United Nations.
The Howard League for Penal Reform has slammed the government’s decision to allow private security companies running child jails to continue using pain on children.
Civil liberties campaigners have condemned UK Justice Secretary Jack Straw for comments in a newspaper article casting doubts on the Human Rights Act and saying that it may be likened to a "criminal's charter".