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Detained children at ‘grave risk’ of contracting COVID-19 – UNICEF chief 

Hundreds of thousands of children in detention around the world are at “grave risk” of contracting COVID-19, the head of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Monday, calling for their urgent release.

Political prisoners should be among first released in pandemic response, says UN rights chief

The decision by many Governments to release prisoners to slow the transmission of new coronavirus, was welcomed on Friday by the UN’s top rights official, Michelle Bachelet

Egypt urged to free prominent couple jailed arbitrarily since last June: UN rights office

The UN human rights office is urging Egypt to free a prominent married couple that has been arbitrarily detained for more than a year.