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DW
UN calls on Iran to stop 'surge' of juvenile executions |The UN High commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, urged Iran on
DW / Posted 3 days ago
The UN High commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, urged Iran on Friday to "abide by international law" and "immediately halt" executing individuals who committed crimes when they were under 18 years of age. "The execution of juvenile... Read more
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International Business Times
Air strikes killed more Afghan civilians in 2017 than any other year since 2009 that was targeted. The people of Afghanistan, year after year, continue to live
International Business Times / Posted 4 days ago
that was targeted. The people of Afghanistan, year after year, continue to live in insecurity and fear, while those responsible for ending lives and blighting lives escape punishment," said UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Huss... Read more
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International Business Times
War crimes? Syrian and Russian air strikes 'target markets and hospitals' the rebel-held Idlib province, following reported regime air strikesAmer Alhamw
International Business Times / Posted 4 days ago
the rebel-held Idlib province, following reported regime air strikesAmer Alhamwe/AFP UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said the "no-holds-barred nature" of the assault included attacks on nine medical facilities in both... Read more
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Aljazeera
Civilian victims of Afghan war exceed 10,000 in 2017including Afghan national security forces and international military forces cau
Aljazeera / Posted 4 days ago
including Afghan national security forces and international military forces caused a fifth of the civilian casualties. Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, called for the "perpetrators to be held accountable" "The... Read more
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dna
Maldives crisis: 'We have a thug not President,' MPs alleges Abdulla Yameen of inciting violencestate of emergency was imposed in the Maldives last week. Earlier, the United
dna / Posted 4 days ago
state of emergency was imposed in the Maldives last week. Earlier, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, termed the Maldives' state of emergency as an "all-out assault on democracy". The UN... Read more
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Swissinfo
More than 10,000 Afghan civilians killed or wounded last year, U.N. sayson a bus, praying in a mosque, simply walking past a building that was targeted
Swissinfo / Posted 4 days ago
on a bus, praying in a mosque, simply walking past a building that was targeted," U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein said in a statement. "Such attacks are prohibited under international humanitarian law and are likely,... Read more
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Maldives crises: Military throws MPs out of Parliament buildingstate of emergency was imposed in the Maldives last week. Earlier, the United
dna / Posted 5 days ago
state of emergency was imposed in the Maldives last week. Earlier, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, termed the Maldives' state of emergency as an "all-out assault on democracy". The UN... Read more
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Lake Placid News
New fronts emerge in Syria as Assad, allies push for victorybombardment has hit hospitals and created yet another wave of displaced civilia
Lake Placid News / Posted 5 days ago
bombardment has hit hospitals and created yet another wave of displaced civilians. U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein called on Saturday for urgent international action, saying the past week in Syria "has been one of the... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
New fronts emerge in Syria as Assad, allies push for victorybombardment has hit hospitals and created yet another wave of displaced civilia
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 5 days ago
bombardment has hit hospitals and created yet another wave of displaced civilians. U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein called on Saturday for urgent international action, saying the past week in Syria "has been one of the... Read more
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BBC News
The children starving in a land of goldwas an innocent bystander. And now police are conducting an internal investigat
BBC News / Posted 6 days ago
was an innocent bystander. And now police are conducting an internal investigation. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, on a visit last week to Indonesia, said he was concerned "about increasing reports of the excessive... Read more
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Ekklesia
UN chief calls for urgent action in Syrianine medical facilities, six of them in Idlib and three in eastern Ghouta, were
Ekklesia / Posted 7 days ago
nine medical facilities, six of them in Idlib and three in eastern Ghouta, were hit by airstrikes,” said High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein in a news release issued by his office (OHCHR). “Even by Syria's atrocious standards, these are... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
UN Human Rights Commissioner views on Pacific challengesRajesh Chandra, USP Vice-Chancellor and President with United Nations High Comm
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 7 days ago
Rajesh Chandra, USP Vice-Chancellor and President with United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Mr Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein during the public lecture hosted by USP.The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Mr Zeid... Read more
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WLOX-TV Biloxi
Turkish president says helicopter downed in northern Syriasought to consolidate their hold on remaining opposition-controlled areas. The
WLOX-TV Biloxi / Posted 9 days ago
sought to consolidate their hold on remaining opposition-controlled areas. The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein called Saturday for urgent international action, saying the past week in Syria "has been one of the... Read more
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Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Turkish president says helicopter downed in northern Syriasought to consolidate their hold on remaining opposition-controlled areas. The
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette / Posted 9 days ago
sought to consolidate their hold on remaining opposition-controlled areas. The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein called Saturday for urgent international action, saying the past week in Syria "has been one of the... Read more
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Daily Herald
Turkish president says helicopter downed in northern Syriasought to consolidate their hold on remaining opposition-controlled areas. The
Daily Herald / Posted 9 days ago
sought to consolidate their hold on remaining opposition-controlled areas. The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein called Saturday for urgent international action, saying the past week in Syria "has been one of the... Read more
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Canberra Times
Israeli jet shot down in Syria after Iranian drone interceptedJerusalem: Israel said it launched air strikes against air defences and Iranian
Canberra Times / Posted 9 days ago
Jerusalem: Israel said it launched air strikes against air defences and Iranian targets in Syria on Saturday after the Syrian army claimed to have hit an Israeli F-16 jet that crashed in northern Israel in a major escalation of tension. The Israeli... Read more
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Swissinfo
230 civilians killed in Syrian, Russian airstrikes in past week - U.N.airstrikes in rebel-held areas have killed 230 civilians in the past week in so
Swissinfo / Posted 9 days ago
airstrikes in rebel-held areas have killed 230 civilians in the past week in some of the conflict's worst violence that may also constitute war crimes, the top United Nations human rights official said on Saturday. Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, U.N. High... Read more
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Daily Mail
Indonesia to make gay sex illegal as part of new sweeping lawspurposes will only deepen their suffering and create unnecessary divisions,' UN
Daily Mail / Posted 9 days ago
purposes will only deepen their suffering and create unnecessary divisions,' UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein told reporters. 'Any discriminatory provisions [in the new law] need to be removed,' he added. WHAT... Read more
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News.com.au
PNG ‘has duty to care for Australia refugees’The United Nations says PNG is responsible for the refugees sent to Manus Islan
News.com.au / Posted 10 days ago
The United Nations says PNG is responsible for the refugees sent to Manus Island by Australia. Picture: Supplied Source:News Corp Australia PAPUA New Guinea has been told by the United Nations’ top human rights official that it needs to take care... Read more
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News.com.au
PNG has duty of care to Aust refugees: UNPapua New Guinea is obligated to take care of hundreds of refugees sent there b
News.com.au / Posted 10 days ago
Papua New Guinea is obligated to take care of hundreds of refugees sent there by Australia, the UN's top human rights envoy says. Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, raised the issue with PNG Prime Minister Peter O'Neill in... Read more
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asianage
Amid political crisis, 1 Indian among 2 journos detained in MaldivesYameen government to restore the constitutionally guaranteed rights of the peop
asianage / Posted 10 days ago
Yameen government to restore the constitutionally guaranteed rights of the people and institutions. UN human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein has called the declaration of a state of emergency in the Maldives and the resulting suspension of... Read more
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dna
Indian and British journalists arrested in Maldives for working against 'Immigration Act'the release of his political opponents. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres
dna / Posted 10 days ago
the release of his political opponents. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged Yameen to lift the state of emergency while UN human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein has described Yameen's actions as "an all-out assault on de... Read more
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News.com.au
UN rights boss slams Papua New GuineaHigh Commissioner for Human Rights has taken the Papua New Guinea government to
News.com.au / Posted 10 days ago
High Commissioner for Human Rights has taken the Papua New Guinea government to task over corruption and land rights. Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein met PNG leader Peter O'Neill and other high-level officials during his visit to Port Moresby on... Read more
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BBC News
Reporters held 'for investigating killings'Rohingya crisis: Reuters journalists held 'for investigating Myanmar killings'
BBC News / Posted 10 days ago
Rohingya crisis: Reuters journalists held 'for investigating Myanmar killings' - BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Family & Education Entertainment & Arts Video & Audio Reality Check Special Reports The Reporters Have Your... Read more
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The Hindu
China rejects UN role, offers mediation in Maldivesfinding a solution to the Indian Ocean nation's political stalemate,” the UN ne
The Hindu / Posted 11 days ago
finding a solution to the Indian Ocean nation's political stalemate,” the UN news center reported. UN human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein on Wednesday said that “the dangerous concentration of power in the hands of the [Maldivian] President”... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Detained Maldives supreme court judges took bribesBy MOHAMED SHARUHAAN The Associated Press MALE, Maldives (AP) - Two supreme c
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 11 days ago
By MOHAMED SHARUHAAN The Associated Press MALE, Maldives (AP) - Two supreme court justices who have been arrested amid a deep political crisis in the Maldives took millions of dollars in bribes in return for issuing a ruling ordering the release of... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Detained Maldives supreme court judges took bribesBy MOHAMED SHARUHAAN The Associated Press MALE, Maldives (AP) - Two supreme c
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 11 days ago
By MOHAMED SHARUHAAN The Associated Press MALE, Maldives (AP) - Two supreme court justices who have been arrested amid a deep political crisis in the Maldives took millions of dollars in bribes in return for issuing a ruling ordering the release of... Read more
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WBOC Salisbury
Detained Maldives supreme court judges took bribesBy MOHAMED SHARUHAAN The Associated Press MALE, Maldives (AP) - Two supreme c
WBOC Salisbury / Posted 11 days ago
By MOHAMED SHARUHAAN The Associated Press MALE, Maldives (AP) - Two supreme court justices who have been arrested amid a deep political crisis in the Maldives took millions of dollars in bribes in return for issuing a ruling ordering the release of... Read more
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New York Daily News
Maldives issues invite for visits by officialsPolicemen arrest former Maldives president and opposition leader Maumoon Abdul
New York Daily News / Posted 11 days ago
Policemen arrest former Maldives president and opposition leader Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, center, after the government declared a 15-day state of emergency in Male, Maldives, early Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. The Maldives government declared a 15-day state... Read more
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WLOX-TV Biloxi
Detained Maldives supreme court judges took bribesBy MOHAMED SHARUHAAN The Associated Press MALE, Maldives (AP) - Two supreme c
WLOX-TV Biloxi / Posted 11 days ago
By MOHAMED SHARUHAAN The Associated Press MALE, Maldives (AP) - Two supreme court justices who have been arrested amid a deep political crisis in the Maldives took millions of dollars in bribes in return for issuing a ruling ordering the release of... Read more
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WSOC-TV Charlotte
Maldives police say detained judges were bribedMALE, Maldives (AP) - The Latest on the political crisis in the Maldives after
WSOC-TV Charlotte / Posted 11 days ago
MALE, Maldives (AP) - The Latest on the political crisis in the Maldives after the country's supreme court ordered imprisoned politicians released and the president declared a state of emergency (all times local): 12:20 a.m. The government of the... Read more
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WSOC-TV Charlotte
Detained Maldives supreme court judges took bribesMALE, Maldives (AP) - Two supreme court justices who have been arrested amid a
WSOC-TV Charlotte / Posted 11 days ago
MALE, Maldives (AP) - Two supreme court justices who have been arrested amid a deep political crisis in the Maldives took millions of dollars in bribes in return for issuing a ruling ordering the release of imprisoned politicians that sparked the... Read more
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WFTV 9 Orlando
Detained Maldives supreme court judges took bribesMALE, Maldives (AP) - Two supreme court justices who have been arrested amid a
WFTV 9 Orlando / Posted 11 days ago
MALE, Maldives (AP) - Two supreme court justices who have been arrested amid a deep political crisis in the Maldives took millions of dollars in bribes in return for issuing a ruling ordering the release of imprisoned politicians that sparked the... Read more
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WSB-TV 2 Atlanta
Detained Maldives supreme court judges took bribesMALE, Maldives (AP) - Two supreme court justices who have been arrested amid a
WSB-TV 2 Atlanta / Posted 11 days ago
MALE, Maldives (AP) - Two supreme court justices who have been arrested amid a deep political crisis in the Maldives took millions of dollars in bribes in return for issuing a ruling ordering the release of imprisoned politicians that sparked the... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Detained Maldives supreme court judges took bribesMALE, Maldives (AP) - Two supreme court justices who have been arrested amid a
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 11 days ago
MALE, Maldives (AP) - Two supreme court justices who have been arrested amid a deep political crisis in the Maldives took millions of dollars in bribes in return for issuing a ruling ordering the release of imprisoned politicians that sparked the... Read more
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New York Daily News
Detained Maldives supreme court judges took bribesIn this late Sunday, Feb.4, 2018 photo, Maldivian opposition supporters shout s
New York Daily News / Posted 12 days ago
In this late Sunday, Feb.4, 2018 photo, Maldivian opposition supporters shout slogans during a protest as they the urge the government to obey a Supreme Court order to release and retry political prisoners, including an ex-president in Male,... Read more
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WPXI Pittsburgh
Detained Maldives supreme court judges took bribesMALE, Maldives (AP) - Two supreme court justices who have been arrested amid a
WPXI Pittsburgh / Posted 12 days ago
MALE, Maldives (AP) - Two supreme court justices who have been arrested amid a deep political crisis in the Maldives took millions of dollars in bribes in return for issuing a ruling ordering the release of imprisoned politicians that sparked the... Read more
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The Hamilton Journal News
Detained Maldives supreme court judges took bribesIn this late Sunday, Feb.4, 2018 photo, Maldivian opposition supporters shout s
The Hamilton Journal News / Posted 12 days ago
In this late Sunday, Feb.4, 2018 photo, Maldivian opposition supporters shout slogans during a protest as they the urge the government to obey a Supreme Court order to release and retry political prisoners, including an ex-president in Male,... Read more
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WSOC-TV Charlotte
Maldives police say detained judges were bribedMALE, Maldives (AP) - The Latest on the political crisis in the Maldives after
WSOC-TV Charlotte / Posted 12 days ago
MALE, Maldives (AP) - The Latest on the political crisis in the Maldives after the country's supreme court ordered imprisoned politicians released and the president declared a state of emergency (all times local): 10:50 p.m. The acting police chief... Read more
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WSOC-TV Charlotte
Detained Maldives supreme court judges took bribesMALE, Maldives (AP) - Two supreme court justices who have been arrested amid a
WSOC-TV Charlotte / Posted 12 days ago
MALE, Maldives (AP) - Two supreme court justices who have been arrested amid a deep political crisis in the Maldives took millions of dollars in bribes in return for issuing a ruling ordering the release of imprisoned politicians that sparked the... Read more
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NZCity
UN rights chief warns 'intolerance' and political extremism making inroads in IndonesiaThe United Nations' human rights chief has warned of the "dark clouds" of polit
NZCity / Posted 12 days ago
The United Nations' human rights chief has warned of the "dark clouds" of political extremism and intolerance that are building over Indonesia. Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein has highlighted the blasphemy laws that were used to imprison Jakarta's governor... Read more
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WSB-TV 2 Atlanta
Maldives police say detained judges were bribedMALE, Maldives (AP) - The Latest on the political crisis in the Maldives after
WSB-TV 2 Atlanta / Posted 12 days ago
MALE, Maldives (AP) - The Latest on the political crisis in the Maldives after the country's supreme court ordered imprisoned politicians released and the president declared a state of emergency (all times local): 10:50 p.m. The acting police chief... Read more
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WFTV 9 Orlando
Maldives police say detained judges were bribedMALE, Maldives (AP) - The Latest on the political crisis in the Maldives after
WFTV 9 Orlando / Posted 12 days ago
MALE, Maldives (AP) - The Latest on the political crisis in the Maldives after the country's supreme court ordered imprisoned politicians released and the president declared a state of emergency (all times local): 10:50 p.m. The acting police chief... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Maldives police say detained judges were bribedMALE, Maldives (AP) - The Latest on the political crisis in the Maldives after
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 12 days ago
MALE, Maldives (AP) - The Latest on the political crisis in the Maldives after the country's supreme court ordered imprisoned politicians released and the president declared a state of emergency (all times local): 10:50 p.m. The acting police chief... Read more
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New York Daily News
Maldives police say detained judges were bribedPolicemen arrest former Maldives president and opposition leader Maumoon Abdul
New York Daily News / Posted 12 days ago
Policemen arrest former Maldives president and opposition leader Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, center, after the government declared a 15-day state of emergency in Male, Maldives, early Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. The Maldives government declared a 15-day state... Read more
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FOX News
Maldives police say detained judges were bribedMALE, Maldives – The Latest on the political crisis in the Maldives after the c
FOX News / Posted 12 days ago
MALE, Maldives – The Latest on the political crisis in the Maldives after the country's supreme court ordered imprisoned politicians released and the president declared a state of emergency (all times local): 10:50 p.m. The acting police chief of... Read more
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FOX News
Maldives police say detained judges were bribedThe Latest: MALE, Maldives – The Latest on the political crisis in the Maldiv
FOX News / Posted 12 days ago
The Latest: MALE, Maldives – The Latest on the political crisis in the Maldives after the country's supreme court ordered imprisoned politicians released and the president declared a state of emergency... Read more
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WPXI Pittsburgh
Maldives police say detained judges were bribedMALE, Maldives (AP) - The Latest on the political crisis in the Maldives after
WPXI Pittsburgh / Posted 12 days ago
MALE, Maldives (AP) - The Latest on the political crisis in the Maldives after the country's supreme court ordered imprisoned politicians released and the president declared a state of emergency (all times local): 10:50 p.m. The acting police chief... Read more
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New York Daily News
UN rights chief: 'all-out assault on democracy' in MaldivesMALE, Maldives (AP) — The U.N. human rights chief on Wednesday called the decla
New York Daily News / Posted 12 days ago
MALE, Maldives (AP) — The U.N. human rights chief on Wednesday called the declaration of a state of emergency in the Maldives and the resulting suspension of constitutional guarantees an "all-out assault on democracy." Political turmoil has swept... Read more
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Swissinfo
Maldives supreme court judge ill-treated in prison - ex-presidentBy Mohamed Junayd and Ranga Sirilal MALE/COLOMBO (Reuters) - The exiled former
Swissinfo / Posted 12 days ago
By Mohamed Junayd and Ranga Sirilal MALE/COLOMBO (Reuters) - The exiled former president of the Maldives accused authorities on Wednesday of mistreating a supreme court judge thrown into prison following the imposition of a state of emergency in the... Read more
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