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U.N. calls for 'independent' probe into death of Egypt's Morsi

Jun 18, 2019 - 9:38 PM

'Any sudden death in custody must be followed by a prompt, impartial, thorough and transparent investigation carried out by an independent body to clarify the cause of death,' says the UN human rights office

PROBE. People hold pictures of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi during a symbolic funeral ceremony on June 18, 2019 at Fatih mosque in Istanbul. Photo by AFP

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Aug 02, 2018 - 8:50 PM

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Will next UN rights chief treat Duterte, world leaders more gently?

Aug 02, 2018 - 7:56 AM

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein has acknowledged that his unvarnished criticism of world leaders has made it impossible for him to secure a second term

RIGHTS CHIEF. United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein speaks in Guatemala City on November 17, 2017. File photo by Johan Ordonez/AFP

Mexico's chief investigator probed over missing students case

Apr 29, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Parents of the students and opposition lawmakers demand that Tomas Zeron the head of the criminal investigations agency be fired

MISSING STUDENTS. People participate in a march marking 19 months since the disappearance of 43 Mexican education students from Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers' College, in Mexico City, Mexico, 26 April 2016. File photo by Alex Cruz/EPA

Mexico army ordered soldiers to kill criminals: NGO

Jul 03, 2015 - 10:51 AM

Human rights group Prodh says Mexican military documents show soldiers were given a standing order to kill criminals just days before the alleged extrajudicial execution of several gang suspects last year

CLASH. Students are detained by police officers as they try to get inside the International Airport to block its access in Mexico City, Mexico, 20 November 2014, during nationwide protests over the disappearance of the 43 Mexican students in September. Banner reading 'Mexico Was The State'. Photo by Pablo Salazar Solis / EPA

Arroyo misinformed UN, Amal Clooney –rights group

Mar 11, 2015 - 9:40 PM

Karapatan reminds the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention of alleged human rights violations of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

DOJ: Amal Clooney petition doesn't boost Arroyo case

Mar 11, 2015 - 3:04 PM

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima says issues in Arroyo s case are neither made grander nor more dramatic merely because they are raised by a celebrity lawyer before an international forum

UN confirms receiving Arroyo rights case

Mar 09, 2015 - 10:56 PM

The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights says the case is now with its Working Group on Involuntary and Arbitrary Detention

ARROYO'S LAWYER. In her profile at the Columbia Law School website, Clooney lists Arroyo as her client, calling her detention 'unfair.' File photo by Candice Imbert/EPA/Council of Europe

Women Martial Law survivors to girls today: Understand the past

Sep 21, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Go beyond your mobile phones Facebook and Twitter Join the protests and understand the discussions Understand the people’s anger against the pork barrel and against corruption