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Human Rights Organizations Call for Immediate Halt to Pending Demolition of 3,000 Units

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Human Rights Organizations Call for Immediate Halt to Pending Demolition of 3,000 Units of New Orleans Public Housing

Atlanta--More than 40 human rights organizations today decried the scheduled demolition of 3,000 public housing units in New Orleans. The groups have issued a letter to U.S. Representative Maxine Waters, urging her continued leadership on behalf of public housing residents by finalizing dates for nationwide congressional hearings. The letter, part of a national campaign for passage of the Gulf Coast Housing Recovery Act, was also sent to Louisiana Senator David Vitter and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso Jackson.


By Amesty International, USA.


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Urgent Action: Stop illegal detention of politicians and a union leader

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Urgent Action: Stop illegal detention of politicians and a union leader

Three politicians and a trade union leader are among those arrested on charges of sedition and rioting, after making speeches against the imposition of emergency rule by General Musharraf. The group has been remanded in police custody in Karachi until 19 November, and are at risk of torture or ill treatment. In the context of the state of emergency, the charges against the men appear to be politically motivated in an effort to suppress their right to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly.


By Amnesty International, USA.


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Myanmar: UN Human Rights Council dispatches expert on urgent mission. Government must allow

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Myanmar: UN Human Rights Council dispatches expert on urgent mission. Government must allow full access to investigate suppression of protests

The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) today called on the Government of Myanmar to allow the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on Myanmar full and unhindered access to the country, after the UN Human Rights Council on 2 October unanimously deplored the violent crackdown on peaceful protesters and dispatched its expert on Myanmar to carry out an urgent mission to the country.


By ICJ, USA.


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