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Iran suspends death by stoning case
Controversial punishment for Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani put on hold amid "review" following international outcry.
Last updated: 08 Sep 2010 19:52 GMT
Fighting impunity in Sri Lanka
Rights groups call for full independent investigation into alleged abuses during war.
Last updated: 18 May 2010 12:17 GMT
Sri Lanka rejects rights mission
UN human rights commission alarmed by number of abductions and killings.
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Last updated: 14 Oct 2007 10:53 GMT
UN criticises US Guantanamo action
UN human-rights chief wants US courts to defend rights of prison-camp's detainees.
Last updated: 01 Mar 2007 11:39 GMT
Iraq urged to reprieve Saddam aides
The UNHCR calls for stay of execution of Barzan al-Tikriti and Awad al-Bander.
Last updated: 07 Jan 2007 08:59 GMT
Poverty to be UN human rights focus
Rich countries urged to help the poor by cutting farm subsidies and military spending.
Last updated: 11 Dec 2006 01:31 GMT
UN criticises Israel rights abuses
Right group condemns Israeli human rights violations in Palestinian territories.
Last updated: 20 Nov 2006 22:28 GMT
Turkmen reporter's death 'disturbs' UN
The United Nations has said it was "very disturbed" by the death in prison of a human rights activist and journalist in Turkmenistan, and called for an independent investigation.
Last updated: 16 Sep 2006 03:33 GMT
UN plea over Nepal abuses
The UN human rights commissioner has urged the Nepalese government and Maoist rebels to stop fighting and end their abuse of civilians.
Last updated: 06 Jan 2006 05:25 GMT
Annan backs rights chief in torture row
UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has defended human rights chief Louise Arbour followning US criticism of her comments that secret detention of terrorist suspects was eroding the global ban on torture.
Last updated: 08 Dec 2005 20:46 GMT
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