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2nd Tunisian detainee dies after hunger strike
Posted on 20 Nov 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

TUNIS Tunisia (AP) - A second suspect in the attack on Tunisia's U.S. embassy died Saturday after months on a hunger strike, his lawyer said. Mohammed Bakhti, a prominent member of the ultraconservative Muslim Salafi movement, was admitted to... Read More

Malaysia to end indefinite detention without trial
Posted on 11 Apr 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia (AP) - Malaysia's government introduced legislation Tuesday to stop arrests based on their political beliefs and indefinite detainments without trial. The Security Offenses Bill presented to Parliament's lower house would... Read More

Israel top court takes Palestinian detainee appeal
Posted on 21 Feb 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's Supreme Court has brought forward a hearing this week on the appeal of a Palestinian prisoner waging an unprecedented two-month hunger strike, court officials and his lawyers said Monday. A statement from the Supreme... Read More

China detains hundreds of Tibetans, group says
Posted on 21 Feb 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

BEIJING (AP) - China has detained and forced into re-education classes hundreds of Tibetans who went to India to receive religious instruction from the Dalai Lama, a U.S.-based human rights group said. It is the first time since the late 1970s that... Read More

Yemenis rally for freedom for detained protesters
Posted on 30 Jul 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

SANAA Yemen (AP) - Thousands of Yemenis rallied the capital Sanaa on Saturday, urging authorities to release 117 protesters arrested during the yearlong popular uprising against former President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Activist Fathi al-Baadani said the... Read More

Amnesty Int: Ivory Coast torturing detainees
Posted on 2 Nov 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast (AP) - Ivory Coast security officials are torturing dozens of detainees by administering electric shocks and other forms of abuse, Amnesty International alleged Friday. The victims include people charged with endangering state... Read More