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Uganda's prisons have prisoners in hard labor

http://www.hrw.org/reports/2011/07/14/even-dead-bodies-must-work

In Uganda, prisons use their prisoners as slaves. With no pay, low food, water and hygiene they are kept for years for any crime to do hard labor. Pregnant women, people with disabilities and elderly are forced to work and when they refuse they get stoned, caned or chained to trees. Should this be allowed? Why does Uganda allow this to happen?

Saudi Arabia Only One in Its Region to Not Have Human Rights Reform

http://www.hrw.org/news/2011/07/08/germanysaudi-arabia-don-t-sell-out-human-rights

The Saudi Arabian government is the only one in its region to not offer a Human Rights reform. They are keeping their people away from their international rights by firstly not allowing for democracy. They chose to buy more weapons rather than help their people. How would you feel if you were in Saudi Arabia? Do you feel that it is right for military reforming to be more important than Human Rights?

Kenya Should Provide More Refuge for Somalis

http://www.hrw.org/news/2011/07/28/kenya-provide-land-new-refugee-camps

In Kenya many Somalis look for a safe place to run away from the drought and conflict in Somalia. About 1,300 each day enter Kenya and since January about 100,000 have been seeking refugee in Kenya. Kenya is being urged to provide more land for the kids, men and women who are coming for safety. How can this continuing drought and conflict in Somalia be prevented? How can we push for more refuge in Kenya?

Refugees Are Being Mistreated by Ukraine

In Ukraine, men, woman and kids who are looking for safety after being deported from Slovakia and Hungary are being tortured and mistreated. They are at the mercy of officials at the border who use that power to have them basically arrested. Some are also being tortured by electric shocks. This can kill and severely hurt people especially kids. What can be done to assure this won't happen? How can we help the victims of this?

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