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EXCLUSIVE - Philippine lawmaker fights on from hospital detention

MANILA (Reuters) - Crispin Beltran's hospital room looks more like a campaign headquarters than a prison cell as the left-wing Philippine lawmaker gears up for congressional elections in May.

Army responsible for many Philippine killings - U.N.

MANILA (Reuters) - Extra-judicial killings in the Philippines are distressingly high and the military appeared to be responsible for a number of them, a United Nations investigator said on Wednesday.

U.N. team grills Manila lawmakers on rebel ties

MANILA (Reuters) - A team of rights experts from the United Nations grilled leftwing members of the Philippine lower house on Tuesday over allegations they have direct links with communist rebel group, the New People's Army (NPA).

U.N. rights envoys appeal to Iran to halt executions

GENEVA (Reuters) - Three United Nations human rights envoys appealed to Iran on Wednesday not to execute seven men convicted of trying to overthrow the government because their trial was

Iraq identifies two guards in Saddam video

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Investigators have identified two guards who illicitly filmed Saddam Hussein's execution, an official said on Thursday, as the Iraqi government sought to dampen growing outrage from Sunni Arabs over the unruly hanging.

Arab, Muslim states blast U.N. envoys' Lebanon report

GENEVA (Reuters) - Arab and Muslim countries on Wednesday angrily rejected a report by four U.N. human rights investigators on the Lebanon war, calling it

U.N. sleuth asks China about protest shootings

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations investigator into extrajudicial killings has written to China seeking more information on the recent police shooting and killing of protesters in a southern village, a spokesman said on Tuesday.

U.N. sleuth asks China about protest shootings

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations investigator into extrajudicial killings has written to China seeking more information on the recent police shooting and killing of protesters in a southern village, a spokesman said on Tuesday.

An entire patrol unit arrested

The Week That Was.......

Thaksin snubs UN appeal for probe

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra yesterday snubbed a request by a UN expert on extrajudicial killings to look into the deaths of 85 Muslim protesters in Tak Bai, saying the government was uncomfortable with the move.