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Is Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect Possible in Africa?

Dr. M. Marzouki* As a child's neurologist I have dealt for many years with difficult child problems such as mental handicap, cerebral palsy, psychological disorders, epileptic seizures, etc. This was a frustrating and depressing work for two reasons: 1) I often could not expect any significant positive results before a long time, and once achieved, they were often limited ones; 2) I always had to take on new cases which…

THE ARAB COMMISSION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS CALLS FOR A PUBLIC AND INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION

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Letter from Ahmed Mansour

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TORTURE AT ABU GHRAIB… by SEYMOUR M. HERSH

American soldiers brutalized Iraqis. How far up does the responsibility go? Issue of 2004-05-10 Posted 2004-04-30 The New Yorker 02/05/2004 In the era of Saddam Hussein, Abu Ghraib, twenty miles west of Baghdad, was one of the world’s most notorious prisons, with torture, weekly executions, and vile living conditions. As many as fifty thousand men and women—no accurate count is possible—were jammed into Abu Ghraib at one time, in twelve-by-twelve-foot…

Engineer Akram Zoheiri…

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A SCREAM BEFORE THE KILL

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Without the right of return there can be no solution…

Sari Hanafiby Published 27/9/2004 (c) bitterlemons.org The right of return of Palestinian refugees to their place of origin is enshrined in four separate bodies of international law: humanitarian law; human rights law; the law of nationality as applied to state succession; and refugee law. Beyond these laws, which apply to all refugees in the world, the UN General Assembly specified the Palestinian case in Resolution 194, paragraph 11 which sets…

FORGIVENESS AND THE ACT OF FORGIVING – THE MOROCCO CASE

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SIX SYRIAN HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS AND CIVIL SOCIETY FIGURES ARE IN JAIL

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Prisons in Saudi Arabia

Prisons in Saudi Arabia Mr. Kofi Annan Secretary General United Nations New York, New York United States 31 January 2005 Dear Secretary General Annan, We would like to draw your attention to the extremely deteriorating situation in the prisons of Saudi Arabia. The lives of several hundreds detainees on hunger strike since 25 December 2004 are threatened. This hunger strike originated from the hard detention conditions of the political prisoners…