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Critics of Guinea-Bissau military beaten by military personnel

2 April 2009

Francisco José Fadul, a Court President and former Prime Minister of Guinea-Bissau, was beaten by military personnel at his home in Bissau in the early hours

G20 leaders urged to protect the poor

2 April 2009

Eight of the world's leading NGOs urge the G20 leaders to take long-term decisions in the interests of people and the planet this week.

Chinese activist detained for reporting on the Sichuan earthquake

2 April 2009

A Chinese environmental activist and writer is currently detained on suspicion of "inciting subversion of state power".

US munitions delivered to Israel

2 April 2009

Human rights activist attacked in Russia

1 April 2009

A prominent Russian human rights activist who has long been critical of the government has been assaulted near his Moscow home.

Israeli troops reveal Gaza abuses

1 April 2009

The Israeli army has dismissed as "hearsay" the testimonies of soldiers who served in Gaza during the recent 22-day military offensive and who gave chillin

Paraguay's Indigenous Peoples in peril

31 March 2009

The Paraguayan state is failing to adequately protect the rights of its Indigenous Peoples, forcing many to live in misery and effectively condemning some to death.

Violations against civilians by police in Greece highlighted in report

31 March 2009

An Amnesty International briefing published on Monday highlights patterns of alleged human rights violations by Greek police against civilians.

Roma forcibly evicted from Milan settlement

31 March 2009

The Roma people living under the Bacula overpass in the North of Milan, Italy, were forcibly evicted on Tuesday by local authorities.

Algeria’s next president told no prospect for national reconciliation without truth and justice

30 March 2009

Ahead of Algeria’s presidential elections, the country's next leader has been urged to address the legacy of human rights abuses of the 1990’s internal c

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