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Months of politically motivated violence in South Sudan has left thousands dead and caused a “man-made… catastrophe”, says the UN Security Council.
A crackdown by the Egyptian authorities is “crushing an entire generation” of young activists, says a new report from Amnesty International.
Ethiopia’s detention of a British man in a secret location for the past year is ‘undermining’ the UK’s ‘much valued’ relationship with that country, the Foreign Secretary has said.
A UN-appointed commission has warned that the situation in Eritrea can no longer be ignored and calls on the UNHCR to maintain scrutiny on human rights abuses in the country.
As the death toll in Yemen passes 2000 and the punishment of blogger Rai Badawi is upheld, CAAT has again called for the UK to end arms sales to Saudi Arabia.
Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond is refusing to request the release of a British citizen who was kidnapped and rendered to Ethiopia over nine months ago, it has emerged.
Egypt’s President has told the World Economic Forum that he has “hope” in the country’s youth, despite evidence his government has imprisoned hundreds of minors.
The flogging of Raif Badawi was not carried out on Friday 16 January 2015, apparently on medical grounds, which in themselves are deeply disturbing.
Following reports of the massacre of civilians by Boko Haram in Nigeria's Borno state, Amnesty has called on the Nigerian government to investigate the violence.
On 8 January 2015, the people of Sri Lanka elected a new president. The date also marked the sixth anniversary of the murder of journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge, a critic of the regime which has now been replaced.
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