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Violence in northern Mali causing a human rights crisis

Headline Title:  Violence in northern Mali causing a human rights crisis 16 February 2012 Fighting between Mali’s military and a Tuareg armed group in the north has escalated and is causing a human rights crisis, Amnesty International said today.Dozens have been killed since the violence erupted last month, and thousands of people have fled across the border into neighbouring Niger, Burkina Faso and Mauritania.“This is the worst human rights crisis in northern Mali for 20 years,” said Gaëtan Mootoo, Amnesty International’s researcher on West Africa.“The rule of law has been markedly…

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