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- Security forces acted in ‘fundamentally repressive manner’
- UN report flags ‘alarmingly high number’ of 345 eye injuries
Chilean police and soldiers responded to recent mass protests in a “fundamentally repressive manner”, committing serious human rights violations – including unlawful killings and torture – that should be prosecuted, UN investigators have concluded.
By Ben Smee
Special rapporteurs say act could be used to ‘unduly restrict the right to freedom of peaceful assembly’
United Nations human rights experts have detailed “serious concerns” with anti-protest laws recently adopted in Queensland, which they say are “inherently disproportionate” and criminalise peaceful demonstrations.
The state passed laws in November to ban “locking devices” used by activists to delay their removal during acts of civil disobedience.
Criticism of Aung San Suu Kyi’s defence of her country must not overshadow the issue at the heart of the case at the international court of justice: the ongoing suffering of Rohingya Muslims
Aung San Suu Kyi’s decision to personally defend Myanmar in the genocide case at the international court of justice this week has torn away any scant remaining shreds of moral credibility from the figure once lauded as a champion of democracy and the fight against oppression. Yet what is at stake is far more than one woman’s reputation.
Nor is this even about the six military leaders …read more
In response to an article concerning the ongoing political crisis in Haiti, foreign minister Bocchit Edmond describes the administration’s efforts to build a unity government and move the country forwards
Your article states that Haiti’s crisis is far from over (Killers lurk in the shadows as Haiti chaos takes a sinister turn, 5 December).
And indeed, at this moment communities are suffering from food and fuel shortages. Pockets of violence undermine efforts to ensure public safety. Crucially, however, schools that were shut for months have begun to reopen, and we also are seeing progress toward a political resolution.