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Burundi threatens to quit UN Human Rights Council, sue critics

GENEVA, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Burundi, beset by accusations of
crimes sagainst humanity, threatened on Monday to withdraw from
the U.N. Human Rights Council and sue its critics.

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UPDATE 2-Rwanda frees jailed opposition figure Ingabire

KIGALI, Sept 15 (Reuters) – Rwanda on Saturday freed
Victoire Ingabire, an opposition leader who has served six years
of a 15 year jail term, after President Paul Kagame exercised
his power to grant a pardon.

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Rwanda decides to free jailed opposition leader Victoire Ingabire

KIGALI, Sept 15 (Reuters) – Rwanda has decided to free
Victoire Ingabire, an opposition leader who was convicted for 15
years, the justice ministry said late on Friday.

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UPDATE 1-U.N. decries "shameful" reprisals on rights activists in 38 countries

GENEVA, Sept 13 (Reuters) – The United Nations listed 38
“shameful” countries including China and Russia which it said
had carried out reprisals or intimidation against people
cooperating with it on human rights through killings, torture
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Wife of former UN chief Kofi Annan joins mourners around husband’s casket

ACCRA, Sept 12 (Reuters) – The wife of former United Nations
chief Kofi Annan joined dignitaries on Wednesday to file past
her husband’s casket amid traditional funeral rites by local
chiefs and clan leaders.

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U.N. decries "shameful" reprisals on rights activists in 38 countries

GENEVA, Sept 12 (Reuters) – The United Nations listed 38
“shameful” countries including China and Russia on Wednesday
which it said had carried out reprisals or intimidation against
people cooperating with it on human rights, through killings,
torture … Continue reading

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Burundi under fire at U.N. for expelling UN human rights team

GENEVA, Sept 11 (Reuters) – Burundi’s ambassador in Geneva
struggled to explain to the U.N. Human Rights Council on Tuesday
why his government had thrown out a U.N. team that the Council,
with Burundi’s backing, had sent to investigate human rights
abu… Continue reading

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Burundi under fire at U.N. for expelling UN human rights team

GENEVA, Sept 11 (Reuters) – Burundi’s ambassador in Geneva
struggled to explain to the U.N. Human Rights Council on Tuesday
why his government had thrown out a U.N. team that the Council,
with Burundi’s backing, had sent to investigate human rights
abu… Continue reading

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Burundi under fire at U.N. for expelling UN human rights team

GENEVA, Sept 11 (Reuters) – Burundi’s ambassador in Geneva
struggled to explain to the U.N. Human Rights Council on Tuesday
why his government had thrown out a U.N. team that the Council,
with Burundi’s backing, had sent to investigate human rights
abu… Continue reading

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Burundi under fire at U.N. for expelling UN human rights team

GENEVA, Sept 11 (Reuters) – Burundi’s ambassador in Geneva
struggled to explain to the U.N. Human Rights Council on Tuesday
why his government had thrown out a U.N. team that the Council,
with Burundi’s backing, had sent to investigate human rights
abu… Continue reading

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