Suicides, people’s desperation and govt apathy disconcerting: HRCP

Lahore, October 26:The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed shock at the people ending their lives out of desperation caused by poverty and helplessness and the authorities’ lack of concern and failure to improve the lot of the people. Continue reading


Yemen: Security Council Must Act and Provide Justice to Victims of Human Rights Violations

19 October 2011 – As large numbers of peaceful  protesters continue to take to the streets demanding the fall of President Ali Abdallah Saleh, armed government supporters have attacked them. Since Saturday, 15th of October, at least 34 demonstrators, two of which were dissident soldiers, have been reportedly killed and more than 100 injured when they were marching to areas of governmental buildings of the Yemeni capital.  There were also reports of snipers shooting at the protesters. Continue reading

FIDH and LDH file a complaint concerning the responsability of the company AMESYS in relation to acts of torture

The French judiciary must shed light on the liability of the company, Amesys, and its executives in Libya

 Paris, 19 October 2011 – Today FIDH and LDH filed a criminal complaint, together with an application to join the proceedings as a civil party against persons unknown before the Court in Paris concerning the responsibility of the company Amesys, a subsidiary of Bull, in relation to acts of torture perpetrated in Libya. This complaint concerns the provision, since 2007, of communication surveillance equipment to Gaddafi’s regime, intended to keep the Libyan population under surveillance. Continue reading