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New York, May 3 (JEN): The suffering of United States inmate Clayton Lockett during his execution in Oklahoma on Apr 29 could amount to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment according to international human rights law, the United Nations said on Friday, calling on the US authorities to impose an immediate moratorium on the use of the death penalty. more
Cambodia: UN agenda seeks asylum reform, freedom of expression

New York, May 3 (JEN): Amidst reports that Cambodia has agreed in principle to house asylum seekers that had tried to enter Australia, a United Nations senior human rights official wrapping ...

UN marks free media as vital to sustainable development

New York, May 2 (JEN): Free media, traditional and new, are indispensable for development, democracy and good governance, United Nations officials said on Thursday, spotlighting Press Freedo ...

UN deplores Egypt’s mass death sentences

New York, Apr 30 (JEN): The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on Tuesday strongly condemned the imposition of the death penalty on hundreds of people in Egypt, after mass tri ...

UN urges Maldives to repeal regulation on death penalty

New York, Apr 30 (JEN): The United Nations human rights office on Tuesday voiced deep concern about a new regulation in the Maldives that effectively overturns a 60-year moratorium on the us ...

Egypt: Ban alarmed by recent mass death sentence

New York, Apr 29 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday voiced alarmed at the news that another preliminary mass death sentence has been handed down in Egypt, where mo ...

UN urges Belarus to impose death penalty moratorium

New York, Apr 26 (JEN): An independent United Nations human rights expert on Friday urged authorities in Belarus, the only European nation that still retains the death penalty, to impose an ...

UNESCO denounces killing of media workers in Syria

New York, Apr 25 (JEN): The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom on Thursday urged respect for professional and citizen journalists after three media workers ...

UN urges Bahrain to stop persecuting Shi’a Muslims

New York, Apr 25 (JEN): An independent United Nations human rights expert on Thursday urged the Government of Bahrain to stop the harassment and persecution of a Shi’a Muslim leader who wa ...

Bangladesh: UN welcomes payments to survivors of factory collapse

New York, Apr 24 (JEN): One year after the global garment industry’s worst industrial accident, the fund chaired by the United Nations to compensate victims of Bangladesh’s Rana Plaza fa ...