9 shocking human rights statistics from the past year

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Amnesty International has released a report examining human rights in 160 countries around the world in 2015. Here are nine shocking things we learned

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24th February 2016 by Paul Cardwell 1 Comment

1. Over 30 countries illegally forced refugees to return to countries where they would be in danger

1. Over 30 countries illegally forced refugees to return to countries where they would be in danger

2. More than 60 million people were displaced from their homes worldwide

2. More than 60 million people were displaced from their homes worldwide

3. 122 or more countries tortured or ill-treated people

3. 122 or more countries tortured or ill-treated people

4. At least 156 human rights defenders died in detention or were killed

4. At least 156 human rights defenders died in detention or were killed

5. At least 113 countries arbitrarily restricted freedom of expression and the press

5. At least 113 countries arbitrarily restricted freedom of expression and the press

6. Armed groups committed human rights abuses in at least 36 countries

6. Armed groups committed human rights abuses in at least 36 countries

7. 61 or more countries locked up prisoners of conscience – people who were simply exercising their rights and freedoms

7. 61 or more countries locked up prisoners of conscience – people who were simply exercising their rights and freedoms

8. War crimes or other violations of the “laws of war” were carried out in at least 19 countries

8. War crimes or other violations of the “laws of war” were carried out in at least 19 countries

9. At least 55% of countries conducted unfair trials

9. At least 55% of countries conducted unfair trials

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2nd March 2016 by Lp

At least get your facts right before writing an article. At least then you won't have people like me making comments you don't like.