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Nabeel Rajab free, after more than 600 days of arbitrary detention
Nabeel Rajab, President of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights and Deputy Secretary General of FIDH was released from jail today after being detained for more than 600 days.



China-Russia disgraceful Veto in the Security Council blocks ICC Referral of the Syrian Situation
In a disgraceful move, Russia and China vetoed no less than accountability in Syria today at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) by rejecting an unprecedented resolution proposed by France and Lithuania referring the situation to the International Criminal Court (ICC).



International Federation for Human Rights:

The UN Security Council must refer Syria to the ICC
The UN Security Council is discussing a resolution proposed by France to refer the situation in Syria to the International Criminal Court (ICC). A vote on the resolution is expected on Friday 16 May.



Global Movement for a Binding Treaty
Social Movements, NGOs and Human Rights Groups “Call on U.N. Human Rights Council to start developing a treaty to tackle corporate human rights violations”



International Federation for Human Rights:

529 death sentences against Morsy supporters in conclusion of an unfair trial
FIDH expresses its utmost concern after an Egyptian court sentenced to death 529 defendants, concluding a procedure that has flagrantly violated the most fundamental guarantees of a fair trial.



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Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General on Iran
New York, 3 January 2009 - The Secretary-General is greatly concerned about reports that Iranian lawyer, human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi has been threatened in recent days, her Center for the Defense of Human Rights broken into and materials taken, and that hostile crowds have mobilized today outside her office and home. He calls on the Iranian authorities to take immediate measures to prevent any further harassment and to ensure Shirin Ebadi's safety and security.