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Chad: People forced to pay a heavy price for harsh austerity measures

Chad: People forced to pay a heavy price for harsh austerity measures

Chad: People forced to pay a heavy price for harsh austerity measures: A host of austerity measures implemented by the Chadian authorities is pushing people into deeper poverty, undermining access to necessary health care and putting education beyond the reach of...
RUSSIA: Criminal prosecutions of 50+ Jehovah’s Witnesses

RUSSIA: Criminal prosecutions of 50+ Jehovah’s Witnesses

RUSSIA: Criminal prosecutions of 50+ Jehovah’s Witnesses: Prosecutors are investigating at least 50 Jehovah’s Witnesses in 16 Russian regions on “extremism” criminal charges. Of these, 21 men and 1 woman are known to be in detention, with 3...
Iran: Young man flogged 80 times for drinking alcohol as a child

Iran: Young man flogged 80 times for drinking alcohol as a child

Iran: Young man flogged 80 times for drinking alcohol as a child: The public flogging on Tuesday in Iran of a young man convicted of consuming alcohol when he was just 14 or 15 years old over a decade ago highlights the inhumanity of a justice system that legalizes...
Sri Lanka: The death penalty is a cruel and irreversible punishment

Sri Lanka: The death penalty is a cruel and irreversible punishment

Sri Lanka: The death penalty is a cruel and irreversible punishment: Sri Lanka must pull back from any plans to implement the death penalty and preserve its longstanding positive record on shunning this cruel and irreversible punishment, Amnesty International said...