Annual report on the death penalty in Iran 2011

As the Iranian authorities continue the crackdown of the dissidents and the civil society, Iran Human Rights (IHR) presents its annual report on the death penalty in 2011 in Iran. The report was presented in press conferences at the Italian Senate, Paris City Hall and University of Oslo las week. Introduction: The execution wave that [...]

Angola: Publicly account for the US$32 billion unexplained discrepancy

H.E. Mr. Carlos Alberto Lopes, Minister of Finance, Luanda, República de Angola Re: Angola: Publicly account for the US$32 billion unexplained discrepancy Your Excellency, I am writing to you to urge you to publicly account for the US$32 billion unexplained discrepancy in Angola’s public funds that was reported by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). I [...]

Yunus regrets offer to be nominated as World Bank chief

Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus on Friday quietly turned down the nomination offer for the position of World Bank chief, after Bangladesh prime minister requested European Parliament delegation to nominate micro-finance pioneer. A visionary for banking for the rural poor, specially empowerment of women, Yunus declined to take the helms of affairs of the multi-lateral [...]

SRI LANKA: Former army officer arbitrarily detained and tortured without trial

Ms. Eva Wanasundara, Attorney General, SRI LANKA, [email protected] Re: SRI LANKA: Former army officer arbitrarily detained and tortured without trial Dear Attorney General of Sri Lanka, Name of the victim: Mr. R D Wickramasinghe (51) of No: 30/A, “Srikatha”, Yatihalagala, Kandy Alleged perpetrator: Officers attached to the CID of Sri Lanka Police Date of incident: [...]

Chad: Bring former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré to justice

Honorable Foreign Ministers, I have the honor of writing you in the name of the victims of the former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré, accused of committing thousands of political killings and systematic torture between 1982 and 1990. The victims have been fighting for more than twenty-one years to bring Habré to justice, and a number [...]

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