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Release Hejaaz Hizbullah and Others Denied Due Process under Abusive Law

The ICJ and other human rights organisations express deep concern for the ongoing detention of lawyer and minority and civic rights activist Hejaaz Hizbullah, who has been held under Sri Lanka’s notorious Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) for 15 months. In the absence of any credible evidence presented before a court of law, Hejaaz Hizbullah […]

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Pakistan: Escalating Attacks on Journalists

A recent series of attacks and growing pressure on journalists who criticize the Pakistan government is a cause for serious concern, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and the ICJ said today. Those suspected of criminal responsibility should be promptly and fairly prosecuted. (more…)

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Myanmar: amendments restrict legal aid for thousands of detainees

The Myanmar military government must urgently reverse recent amendments to the Legal Aid Act that place impermissible restrictions on legal defense for detainees, particularly for those detained on criminal charges, and already vulnerable people such as stateless people, asylum seekers, and migrants, said the ICJ today. (more…)

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