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Survival International, the global movement for tribal peoples’ rights, has written to the president of Peru, urging him to protect the lands of uncontacted tribes from illegal logging and drug trafficking.
Khadija Shah, a British woman from Birmingham, has been sentenced to life imprisonment for drugs offences in Pakistan despite denying all the charges against her.
A court in the United Arab Emirates yesterday heard evidence detailing the torture by local police of a British man charged with drugs offences.
Iran executed 331 people for drug-related charges in 2013, a new report published by the non-profit organisation Iran Human Rights reveals.
Leading anti-death penalty groups have appealed to the UN to freeze counter-narcotics aid to Vietnam after the country sentenced 30 people to death.
The baby daughter of a British mother potentially facing the death penalty in Pakistan marked her first birthday in prison on 15 September.
A British grandmother arrested on drugs charges in Indonesia was yesterday (22 January 2013) sentenced to death by firing squad by judges in a Bali court.
The 'war on drugs' has failed, says a senior former British diplomat in Latin America, and a fresh approach to regulation is now needed.
There is a whole raft of initiatives and referendums on state ballots. We offer a summary here, with comments where appropriate on issues of social justice relating to these proposals.