Four Tibetan children aged 15 years, detained since 7 September in Gansu province, are at grave risk of torture and mistreatment on suspicion of writing pro-Tibetan independence slogans. A fifth child, 14 years old, is in hospital suffering severe head injuries received in detention.
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The European Court of Human Rights announced on September 25, 2007 that they will not review their earlier judgment in the case of Tysiąc v. Poland, despite a request to do so by the Polish government. In their March 2007 decision, the Court held for the first time that governments have a duty to establish effective mechanisms to ensure womens access to abortion where it is legal. The case centered on the tragic story of Alicja Tysiąc, a Polish woman who is nearly blind because she was forced to continue a pregnancy that threatened her health. font>
A new analysis of high-resolution satellite images completed by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) pinpoints evidence consistent with village destruction, forced relocations, and a growing military presence at 25 sites across eastern Burma where eye-witnesses have reported human rights violations.
Sri Lanka - ICJ calls on Government to identify and bring to justice the killers of 17 Action Contre
The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) today again urged the Government of Sri Lanka to identify and prosecute those responsible for the killing of 17 Action Contre la Faim (ACF) aid workers in Muttur in August 2006 and to fulfil a commitment made by the President of Sri Lanka to set up an independent task force within the criminal justice system to reinvigorate the investigation.