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Rights Group: MPs in Dozens of Countries Face Abuse

The Inter-Parliamentary Union reports more than 300 lawmakers in 40 countries have been victims of widespread abuse including death, torture, threats, arbitrary arrest and detention.  The IPU’s Human Rights Committee has just completed a review of these cases and adopted 20 decisions involving 88 MPs in 15 countries. Urgent cases regarding human rights violations against members of national parliaments occur in all regions of the world.  Colombia, the Democratic Republic of...

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