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New York, Nov 7 (JEN): The United Nations human rights chief Wednesday expressed alarm at the death sentences handed out in Bangladesh to 152 paramilitary soldiers for their role in a 2009 mutiny, following reports that they were tortured and their mass trials fell short of human rights standards. more
Hollywood actor supports victims of human trafficking

New York, Nov 6 (JEN): Renowned United States actor, filmmaker and United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for Global Justice Nicolas Cage Tuesday called for greater efforts to assist human traf ...

Myanmar: UN fears sailing tragedies at start of smuggling season

New York, Nov 2 (JEN): The United Nations refugee agency is concerned that as the rainy season ends in Myanmar and the annual sailing season reopens, people from the Rakhine state are incre ...

Cambodia: UN-backed war crimes tribunal kicks off

New York, Nov 1 (JEN): Two of the surviving former leaders of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime charged with mass killings during the 1970’s requested to be acquitted Thursday, as ...

UNESCO deplores murder of Honduran cameraman

New York, Oct 31 (JEN): The head of the United Nations agency defending press freedom Wednesday denounced the murder of Honduran cameraman Manuel Murillo Varela, who was found shot dead la ...

Human rights defenders being branded anti-government: UN

New York, Oct 30 (JEN): Human rights defenders who oppose large-scale development projects are increasingly being branded as ‘anti-government’ or ‘enemies of the State,â ...

UNESCO deplores murder of Somali journalist

New York, Oct 30 (JEN): The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom Tuesday denounced the murder of Somali television journalist Mohamed Mohamud, who was gunne ...

Human rights inquiry on DPR Korea not biased: UN

New York, Oct 30 (JEN): Members of the United Nations-appointed inquiry into human rights violations in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Tuesday reiterated that they ...

UN calls for transparency in the use of armed drones

New York, Oct 26 (JEN): Expressing concern about the potential for illegal use of armed unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, two United Nations human rights experts Friday called on States t ...

Côte d’Ivoire: UN seeks justice for victims of post-electoral crisis

New York, Oct 25 (JEN): Victims of the violent post-election crisis that gripped Côte d’Ivoire two years ago must not be forgotten, an independent United Nations human rights exper ...