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SUDAN: Human rights defenders released

REDRESS welcomes the release, yesterday evening, of human rights activist Mr Osman Hummaida from arbitrary detention by the Sudanese authorities. Osman Hummaida had been held in incommunicado detention since his arrest by the Sudanese National Security and Intelligence Services (NISS) on 24th November. He was interrogated about his human rights… Read More

War Victims in DRC shocked at ICC decision to release Lubanga

Yesterday, a Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued its decision to grant unconditional release to Thomas Lubanga Dyilo. Lubanga, the leader of the UPC (Union des patriotes congolais) has been accused of war crimes, specifically enlisting and conscripting child soldiers and using them to participate actively in… Read More

Police Forces Act falls short of Bill of Rights

Sudanese and international human rights organisations today expressed their concern that the Police Forces Act adopted by parliament on the 16th of June is incompatible with the Sudanese Bill of Rights and Sudan’s obligations under international law. The Khartoum Centre for Human Rights and Environmental Development (KCHRED) and international human… Read More

Baha Mousa: wider inquiry into UK army torture in Iraq essential

REDRESS, the international human rights organisation with a mandate to help torture survivors obtain justice, welcomes the Government’s announcement today that there will be an independent Inquiry into the death of Baha Mousa, the torture and ill treatment of his nine hotel colleagues and how the five techniques banned in… Read More

Making Europe safe from genocide suspects

A very large number of the men and women who planned, incited, orchestrated and implemented a policy of massacres in Rwanda in 1994 continue to live freely in Europe, said African Rights and REDRESS on the 14th commemoration of the genocide of the Tutsi minority. In the last year, 6… Read More