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In Colombia, Evidence Proves Extrajudicial Executions by Military

06/01/2012

In 2008, the Colombian government acknowledged the extrajudicial executions of 11 young men from a working class municipality near Bogota. These victims are among those known as “false positives”; civilians who were kidnapped by Colombian military forces with the intent of identifying them as either members of the FARC guerrilla movement or other illegal armed groups. This practice allows the military to inflate the number of enemies they’ve killed.

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World Health Organization Adopts Resolution Requiring Documentation of Violations of Medical Neutrality

05/31/2012

Member States of the World Health Organization adopted a resolution on Friday that requires the body to document violations of medical neutrality.

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Zimbabwe Today, Burma Tomorrow? Holding Human Rights Abusers Accountable in South Africa

05/24/2012

What happens when high-ranking government officials from Zimbabwe, who committed crimes against humanity, travel to South Africa, where the law requires the investigation and prosecution of such individuals? Nothing. That is, until now.

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Burmese Political Prisoners Denied Health Care

05/24/2012

Burmese prison authorities rejected requests by the family of one gravely ill prisoner to have him transported to a hospital for proper medical care. Two others, suffering from rapidly-deteriorating health conditions, are held in prisons under-served by medical personnel.

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Zaw Min Htut accepts Human Rights Award

Rohingya Activist Nominated for Human Rights Award

05/23/2012

Zaw Min Htut has been working for Rohingyas’ rights through the Burmese Rohingya Association of Japan since he fled Burma in 1998. Prior to that he was a student activist in Burma, and was detained for his participation in protests in 1996.

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