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Campaign to free Colombia's David Ravelo draws global support

Responding to the imprisonment of Colombian human rights activist David Ravelo, members of the North American Committee for the Defense of David Ravelo were in Colombia on Ravelo's behalf.

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Malala recovering: young Pakistani woman to continue her struggle

Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban for advocating girls' education in Pakistan, has been discharged from a British hospital.

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After four decades, Victor Jara’s killers charged

Eight former army lieutenants have been charged in the killing of communist singer and songwriter Victor Jara in 1973.

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Huge Argentina human rights trial begins

On Wednesday, the trial of no less than 68 former military and civilian officials of the 1976-1983 Argentine military dictatorship began in Buenos Aires.

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Pakistan rallies around Malala Yousafzai

The 15-year-old Pakistani woman gravely wounded in a Taliban attack, has come to symbolize a broadening struggle in that country, against the extremist views the Taliban seeks to enforce there.

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Brazil probes dictatorship's human rights abuses

Brazil's government will now investigate human rights violations committed by the right-wing military dictatorship that ruled the country from 1964 to 1985.

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U.S. military takes on Honduras

The drug "war" is used to justify U.S. military intervention in Honduras, now a way station for drugs moving from South America to U.S. consumers.

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U.S. intransigence on Cuban Five prisoners a high stakes game

With appeals all but exhausted, the only hope for relief of unremitting judicial abuse of the Cuban Five lies with President Barack Obama.

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Lawmakers grant Suriname president immunity for murders

Suriname parliament granted President Desi Brouterse immunity for 1982 murders, raising ire of human rights groups.

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Shell must be held accountable for murder, say Nigerian victims

The case could mean that the days of corporations getting away with massive human rights abuse without legal consequence may be coming to an end.

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