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Celebrating Dick Marty, a Human Rights Champion

By Human Rights Watch
Click to expand Image Former Switzerland Council of Europe investigator Dick Marty delivers a speech at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, October 6, 2011. © 2011 Vincent Kessler/Reuters A human rights hero was rightly honored last week. Dick Marty earned a reputation in the 1980s as a dogged prosecutor of organized crime in the Swiss canton of Ticino. He later joined the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly where he produced a series of hard-hitting reports, exposing human rights abuses by powerful forces. On December 1, the Council of Europe honored…

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