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Philippine police in drugs murder case freed on bail

19 June 2017

Manila (AFP) - Nineteen Philippine policemen originally charged with murder during President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs have been freed on bail and will be tried for a lesser crime, sparking criticism Monday from rights activists.

Greece blocks EU statement on China human rights at U.N.

18 June 2017

BRUSSELS/ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece has blocked a European Union statement at the United Nations criticising China's human rights record, a decision EU diplomats said undermined efforts to confront Beijing's crackdown on activists and dissidents.

Amnesty for handing in illegal guns, says Australia

17 June 2017

SYDNEY: Australia said it would introduce a three-month national gun amnesty, the first in more than 20 years, in a bid to reduce the number of illegal firearms which have been used in recent militant –inspired attacks.

War crimes prosecutor calls for arrest of Saif Gaddafi, dictator's son

14 June 2017

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Wednesday called for the arrest and surrender of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, who is wanted on war crimes charges for allegedly suppressing opposition to the rule of his father, former Libya ruler Muammar Gaddafi.

Asylum-seekers in Australia win multimillion dollar payout

14 June 2017

Sydney (AFP) - Detainees at an Australian asylum-seeker camp in Papua New Guinea won millions of dollars in compensation for "degrading and cruel" treatment Wednesday, in a decision hailed as an important human rights victory.

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