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A ruling by a federal appeals court in Louisiana yesterday affirming a decision by a lower court to overturn the conviction of Albert Woodfox, who has spent more than 40 years in isolation after a flawed murder trial, is a triumph for justice that comes decades too late.

Indonesian authorities have increasingly made use of a range of oppressive blasphemy laws to imprison individuals fortheir beliefs, contributing to an intensifying climate of intolerance in the country, Amnesty International said in a new briefing today. 

UK authorities must launch a long-overdue criminal investigation into a British company’s role in one of the worst toxic waste dumping incidents of the last decade.

 

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