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Cameroon: HRW accuses army of having killed and tortured deportees from US

Cameroon: HRW accuses army of having killed and tortured deportees

Dozens of Cameroonian asylum seekers deported from the United States are abused on their return home, an international pressure group says. Some were arrested, tortured and raped, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said. “Their national identity cards were confiscated and their relatives abused,” it said. The US was failing Cameroonians with …

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Burundi: Rights group calls for transparent investigation into prison fire

Burundi: Rights group calls for transparent investigation into prison fire

Human Rights Watch says hundreds of inmates may have died in last month’s prison fire in Burundi, and is calling for a “transparent investigation”, the BBC reports. The authorities have said no more than 46 people lost their lives. Survivors told Human Rights Watch the blaze engulfed several prison blocks …

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Ethiopia: HRW accuses Tigrayan forces of summarily killing civilians

HRW accuses Tigrayan forces of summarily killing civilians

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has accused the Tigrayan rebels of summarily killing dozens of civilians in “apparent war crimes” in two towns they controlled in Ethiopia’s Amhara region. “Tigrayan forces showed brutal disregard for human life and the laws of war by executing people in their custody,” said Lama Fakih, …

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HRW accuses Tigrayan, Eritrean forces of raping and killing refugees

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An international rights organization has accused the Eritrean soldiers and Tigrayan militias of raping, detaining and killing Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia’s northern region of Tigray. Human Rights Watch’s report detailed attacks around two camps in Tigray, where local forces have battled the Ethiopian government and their Eritrean allies since November …

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