The number of civilian casualties in the Afghan war fell in 2012 for the first time since 2007, a U.N. report indicated.
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Afghan prisons continue to defy a United Nations call to end the torture of detainees. a U.N. report said.
The latest executions of Taliban prisoners in Afghanistan come even as President Hamid Karzai's government seeks to resume peace effort with insurgents.
The number of civilians killed in the war in Afghanistan rose for a fifth straight year in 2011 to a record 3,021, a U.N. report said.
Human Rights Watch charged Monday Sudan's just-completed presidential elections were marred by "political oppression and human rights violations."
Political repression and other rights abuses threaten chances of a fair general election in the Sudan, a rights advocacy group charges.
Rwanda's upcoming presidential election is sparking threats and attacks on opposition party members, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday.
Yemen systematically arrests and deports Ethiopian asylum seekers, a human rights group charges in a report urging the United Nations to intervene.
The Sept. 28 massacre at a rally in Conakry, Guinea, was organized and carried out by the Presidential Guard, a human rights organization said Tuesday.