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Calls to free Italian writer Gabriele Del Grande held in Turkey

A demonstration has been held in Rome for the release of an Italian journalist and human rights activist arrested in detained in Turkey.

A demonstration has been held in Rome for the release of an Italian journalist and human rights activist arrested in detained in Turkey.

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Desperate Venezuelans flee to Brazil, straining border town

As the economic and political turmoil deepens in Venezuela, more and more people are fleeing the country and heading to Brazil.

As the economic and political turmoil deepens in Venezuela, more and more people are fleeing the country and heading to Brazil.

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Bus bomb attack on Aleppo civilians "likely a war crime", UN says

A bomb attack on a bus convoy crowded with civilians fleeing the embattled city of Aleppo in Syria “likely amounts to a war crime”, according to the UN.

A bomb attack on a bus convoy crowded with civilians fleeing the embattled city of Aleppo in Syria “likely amounts to a war crime”, according to the UN.

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More than 60 children among 126 killed in Syria bus bombing

The death toll from Saturday’s bomb attack on a crowded bus convoy outside Aleppo has reached 126 – at least 68 of them children – according to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human…

The death toll from Saturday’s bomb attack on a crowded bus convoy outside Aleppo has reached 126 – at least 68 of them children – according to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human…

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"Las invasiones": where displaced Colombians live

In a neighborhood called ‘Centenario’, located in the outskirts of Puerto Asis, in the Colombian department of Putumayo is a district dubbed “Las invasiones” (literally “the invasions”), it is an info

In a neighborhood called ‘Centenario’, located in the outskirts of Puerto Asis, in the Colombian department of Putumayo is a district dubbed “Las invasiones” (literally “the invasions”), it is an info

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"Detention centres" for LGBT citizens reported in Chechnya

According to the Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta, Chechen authorities have set up a series of camps or prisons where gay men have been killed or tortured before being made to leave the…

According to the Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta, Chechen authorities have set up a series of camps or prisons where gay men have been killed or tortured before being made to leave the…

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International outrage at Syria 'gas attack'

The White House said on Tuesday that President Donald Trump was alarmed at reports of a suspected Syrian government chemical attack that has left dozens of people…

The White House said on Tuesday that President Donald Trump was alarmed at reports of a suspected Syrian government chemical attack that has left dozens of people…

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Geneva Film Festival celebrates human rights

As the awards season comes to an end, a film festival in Geneva has turned the spotlight on human rights abuses.

As the awards season comes to an end, a film festival in Geneva has turned the spotlight on human rights abuses.

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Human rights film festival - winners

Coming at the end of the awards season the fifteenth International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights, held as usual in Geneva has chosen its winners.

Coming at the end of the awards season the fifteenth International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights, held as usual in Geneva has chosen its winners.

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Thousands displaced as police flatten Nigeria slum

Residents of a Nigerian shantytown on Saturday (18 March) spoke of “losing hope”, a day after security forces used gunfire and tear gas to make way for demolitions in defiance of a recent court order,

Residents of a Nigerian shantytown on Saturday (18 March) spoke of “losing hope”, a day after security forces used gunfire and tear gas to make way for demolitions in defiance of a recent court order,

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Human rights in Turkey: the urgent need for a new beginning

Today, over 150 journalists are incarcerated – many without an indictment, dozens have fled into exile and more than 150 media outlets have been shut down without judicial proceedings.

Today, over 150 journalists are incarcerated – many without an indictment, dozens have fled into exile and more than 150 media outlets have been shut down without judicial proceedings.

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MSF staff in Serbia detail Hungary police 'abuse' of migrants

The humanitarian organisation Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) – also known as Doctors Without Borders – has given more details after alleging that Hungarian border police have been systematically abusi

The humanitarian organisation Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) – also known as Doctors Without Borders – has given more details after alleging that Hungarian border police have been systematically abusi

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South Sudan's human rights situation "amongst the worst on the planet"

Famine has been declared in some areas of South Sudan - the first time such a declaration has been made since 2011. The country has been dogged by civil war, drought and hyperinflation. The situation

Famine has been declared in some areas of South Sudan - the first time such a declaration has been made since 2011. The country has been dogged by civil war, drought and hyperinflation. The situation

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It’s time to pay the sisters the same as the misters!

A new online video campaign designed to raise awareness about the issue of pay equality in New Zealand hit the internet on February 15.

A new online video campaign designed to raise awareness about the issue of pay equality in New Zealand hit the internet on February 15.

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Myanmar promises to investigate reports of atrocities against Rohingya

The UN's top human rights official says the leader of Myanmar has promised to investigate allegations of atrocities against the country's Rohingya Muslims.

The UN's top human rights official says the leader of Myanmar has promised to investigate allegations of atrocities against the country's Rohingya Muslims.

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Rohingya island plan could trigger a human rights catastrophe - activists

Rights campaigners are warning that the Bangladeshi government's plan to relocate thousands of Rohingya refugees to a remote, low-lying island could trigger a humanitarian catastrophe.

Rights campaigners are warning that the Bangladeshi government's plan to relocate thousands of Rohingya refugees to a remote, low-lying island could trigger a humanitarian catastrophe.

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Disabled refugees an 'afterthought' in Greece, says NGO

Disabled refugees and migrants in Greece are struggling to get access to toilets, showers, shelter and medical care, it’s been claimed.

Disabled refugees and migrants in Greece are struggling to get access to toilets, showers, shelter and medical care, it’s been claimed.

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Police officers detained in Myanmar over disturbing video

At least four officers have been detained by over footage that appears to show police beating members of the Rohingya Muslim minority

At least four officers have been detained by over footage that appears to show police beating members of the Rohingya Muslim minority

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Venezuelan opposition activists freed, but '100 remain imprisoned'

After being held for more than a year on corruption charges, Venezuelan former presidential candidate Manuel Rosales has been released from house arrest.

After being held for more than a year on corruption charges, Venezuelan former presidential candidate Manuel Rosales has been released from house arrest.

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Turkey: lessons in fear and loathing

A president in service to his country, as was the case on December 11th after the 17th attack of the year in Turkey.

A president in service to his country, as was the case on December 11th after the 17th attack of the year in Turkey.

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Mohamed Swayib: "we will not be Europe's policeman for free"

Mohamed Swayib is the Head of DCIM, the department in charge of combatting illegal immigration in Libya. In an interview with Valérie Gauriat, he blames the international community for not implementi

Mohamed Swayib is the Head of DCIM, the department in charge of combatting illegal immigration in Libya. In an interview with Valérie Gauriat, he blames the international community for not implementi

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"The first beneficiaries of Operation Sophia are the traffickers"

*Video available in Arabic only “We are slaves to the weather, our small boats can’t move easily if the sea is rough, and when the sea is not calm we are…

*Video available in Arabic only “We are slaves to the weather, our small boats can’t move easily if the sea is rough, and when the sea is not calm we are…