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OHCHR voices deep concern over reported deaths of protesters in Kingdom of Eswatini

New York: The eruption of violence in the Kingdom of Eswatini in recent days is “deeply concerning”, amid reports that dozens of people have been killed or injured during protests calling for democratic reforms, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Tuesday.

Venezuela: ‘A worrying destabilizing factor in the region’, Bachelet tells Human Rights Council

New York, Mar 21 (IBNS): Expressing deep concern at the “magnitude and gravity of the human rights impact” of Venezuela’s current crisis, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said on Wednesday that the country had become “a worrying destabilizing factor in the region.”

Respect people’s peaceful assembly and fair trail rights, UN human rights wing urges Nicaragua

New York, Nov 24 (IBNS): Nicaragua must respect the rights to free opinion and expression and to peaceful assembly, the United Nations human rights wing said on Friday, amid reports that authorities are continuing to criminalize legitimate actions of social leaders and others associated with protests that erupted in the country earlier this year.

Guatemala Dos Erres massacre conviction welcomed by UN human rights office

New York, Nov 24 (IBNS): The conviction of a former Guatemalan soldier involved in the mass killing of villagers in an infamous massacre during the country’s civil war has been welcomed by the UN human rights office, OHCHR.

UN envoy urges ‘inclusive’ talks to resolve crisis in Burundi

New York, May 25 (IBNS): Inclusive talks remain the only way to find a lasting solution to the political, socio-economic and humanitarian crisis that has engulfed Burundi since 2015, the United Nations envoy for the African Great Lakes country said on Thursday.

UN report documents horrors faced by thousands held in arbitrary detention in Libya

New York, Apr 11 (IBNS): Armed groups in Libya are holding thousands of people in detention where they are being submitted to torture and other human rights violations, according to a United Nations report published on Tuesday.

At least seven killed at a religious gathering in northern Ethiopia – UN rights office

New York, Jan 24 (JEN): The United Nations human rights arm on Tuesday voiced deep concern over the deaths of at least seven people celebrating a religious festival in Ethiopia as security forces reportedly tried to stop them from shouting anti-Government chants.

UN human rights office 'deeply regrets' resumption of executions in Chad

New York, Sep 2 (IBNS): Following the first executions in Chad since 2003, the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Tuesday deeply regretted the resumption of the death penalty in that country and called for an official moratorium on its use.