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Nine of original "Hooded Men" gather at an Amnesty press conference in Dublin with the executive director of Amnesty Ireland - Photograph: amnesty.org.ukl

The World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), the principal global civil society coalition against torture, on 3 December 2014 welcomed the Irish government’s decision to seek the re-opening of a 1971 case on UK torture techniques in Northern Ireland.

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As rulers everywhere try to control the narrative and talk about the need to compromise and to bring about an “orderly transition” in the face of the protesters’ firm stand, and while Western celebrity news anchors plug the “reasonableness” of the Mubaraks and the Omars, the Egyptian government has shown its true colours by hauling in journalists and beating, slapping and kicking detained pro-democracy supporters.

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Malaysia’s ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities can help bring real improvement in the lives of people with disabilities in Malaysia, Human Rights Watch said today. But Malaysia should withdraw its formal reservations to the treaty that will undermine its efforts to protect and promote those rights, Human Rights Watch said.

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