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Women migrants fearing rape take contraceptives before journey: Rights groups

Women migrants fleeing wars, political instability and poverty are taking contraceptives in the expectation of being raped but are so desperate they still embark on the journey, a human rights group said on Wednesday.

Rights group urges Pakistan not to hang mentally ill man

Pakistan must not hang a mentally ill man suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, a rights group said on Friday after a court issued a warrant for his execution next week.

Obama must probe Bush, others over CIA torture: Rights group

US President Barack Obama must investigate his predecessor George W Bush and allies over the CIA`s torture of terror suspects, or stand complicit in a government "cover-up," Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.