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Human Rights Day

December 10 is Human Rights Day, & the UN pays tribute to activists who protect rights & dignity of people everywhere. It is a fitting day to report concern about Djamel Ameziane transferred by US from Guantanamo Bay to Algeria detention. 

Blog Report: ALGERIA – RESTRICTIONS & IMPEDIMENTS ON CIVIL SOCIETY, By Ambassador Mo
“While recognizing driving force behind this state of affairs is rooted in security concerns, I encourage Government to review laws & practices relating to civil society organizations & freedom of assembly, & to order all security forces to refrain from violating internationally recognized instruments guaranteeing right to freedom of association,” is summary of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, at conclusion of visit to Algeria.
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Blog Report: FROM ETHIOPIA TO VENEZUELA CIVIL SOCIETY UNDER ASSAULT, By Ambassador Mo
“Civil society – including NGOs, trade unions, human rights defenders, academics, journalists, bloggers & others – plays an absolutely crucial role in ensuring that human rights are protected in individual states,” said the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay. –MORE– for Some Countries Spotlighted —
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