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By Lorraine Orlandi MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican police and prosecutors still use torture and their tactics have grown more sophisticated, despite President Vicente Fox's pledges to end such abuse, the national rights watchdog said on Tuesday.
KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudanese authorities have arrested and allegedly mistreated a lawyer defending the rights of refugees who live in camps outside the capital Khartoum, rights group Amnesty International said in a statement.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Foot-dragging by prosecutors and a lack of government interest could mean Mexico will fail to try former officials for "dirty war" human rights atrocities, the head of Amnesty International said on Tuesday.
KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepali children are being killed, illegally detained, tortured and raped in a brutal civil war in the impoverished nation that has claimed thousands of lives, Amnesty International said on Tuesday.
By Michael Perry SYDNEY (Reuters) - Amnesty International called on Thursdayfor an end to Australia's mandatory detention of illegalimmigrants, saying that many asylum seekers spent years inremote, razor-wire camps before they were recognized asrefugees.
- Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
- A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).