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Zimbabwe political slayings claim 36 lives

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, June 9 (UPI) -- A human rights group said Monday the Zimbabwean government is responsible for at least 36 political killings ahead of this month's presidential runoff election.

Human rights group says Kenya law lacking

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 15 (UPI) -- Human rights advocates say a proposal to set up a "truth commission" in Kenya is seriously flawed because it doesn't rule out amnesty for many war crimes.

Darfur rebels face torture, group says

KHARTOUM, Sudan, May 13 (UPI) -- Human Rights Watch said Tuesday it fears the Sudanese government is "systematically" arresting Darfur rebels and has "grave" concern for their safety.

Rights group calls for Kenyan prosecutions

NEW YORK, March 17 (UPI) -- Kenya's newly formed coalition government should prosecute those responsible for a wave of violence following its contested election, Human Rights Watch said.

Dissidents detained in Chad, group says

N'DJAMENA, Chad, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Human Rights Watch alleges the Chadian government detained two opposition politicians despite claims to the contrary.
Group blames opposition in Kenyan violence

Group blames opposition in Kenyan violence

ELDERET, Kenya, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Human Rights Watch says officials with Kenya's opposition Orange Democratic Movement organized ethnic-based attacks following the presidential election.

Author questions Nigeria elections

ABUJA, Nigeria, April 6 (UPI) -- Bestselling Nigerian author Chinua Achebe said corruption will invalidate the elections later this month in his homeland.

Group says people fleeing Somalia detained

WASHINGTON, March 31 (UPI) -- Kenya, Ethiopia, the United States and Somalia have cooperated in a "shameful" detention of people fleeing Somalia, New York-based Human Rights Watch says.

Report: Migrants abused in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- South African officials and farmers violate the rights of migrant workers on a regular basis, Human Right Watch alleged in a new report.

Group: Sudan in 'terror' campaign

NEW YORK, April 2 (UPI) -- Human Rights Watch accused Sudan Friday of crimes against humanity in the restive Darfur region.
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