UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention

Human rights experts call for ‘paradigm shift’ on arbitrary detention in Qatar

A group of independent UN human rights experts is calling for a “paradigm shift” in Qatar to protect people in the Gulf State from arbitrary detention.

Nomination of imprisoned Egyptian photojournalist for UNESCO award will help ‘shine the light’

The decision by an independent international jury to nominate an Egyptian journalist who has been incarcerated for nearly five years for a top UN award, helps “shine the light” on press freedom at a “pivotal moment”.

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UK, Sweden “should respect UN’s Assange ruling”

A leading human rights expert has added his voice to calls for the United Kingdom and Sweden to respect the findings of a UN committee on whistleblower Julian Assange.

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UN body says Wikileaks founder should be allowed to go free

The founder of a controversial freedom of speech website has been held in arbitrary detention and thus deprived of his freedom.

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