March 29, 2013
by Lauren Laing
The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on Wednesday expressed concern about excessive detention and lack of legal assistance in Brazil, after a ten day visit to the country. The group found that Brazil regularly detains individuals for minor criminal offenses, and some detainees ...[read more]
August 27, 2008
by Joe Shaulis
Chinese authorities have released activist Hu Shigen after 16 years of imprisonment, the group Human Rights in China (HRIC) announced Tuesday. Hu had been sentenced to 20 years in prison for carrying out counterrevolutionary propaganda and incitement and organizing a counterrevolutionary group. ...[read more]
November 28, 2006
by Holly Manges Jones
A group of United Nations human rights experts on Tuesday urged the Iraqi government to refrain from carrying out the death sentence imposed on Saddam Hussein earlier this month for crimes against humanity committed in the Iraqi town of Dujail. In a statement from the UN Working Group on ...[read more]

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