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Lithuanian parliament set for crucial vote on homophobic law

9 July 2009

The Lithuanian parliament will vote next week on whether to overturn a Presidential veto on a discriminatory law that institutionalizes homophobia.

China must investigate 156 deaths during protests in Urumqi

7 July 2009

Amnesty International has called on the Chinese authorities to fully account for the deaths and for the 1,434 people who were detained in connection with the protests

Governments withdraw financial support for Ilisu dam in Turkey

7 July 2009

The German, Swiss and Austrian governments have withdrawn funding for the Ilisu dam project in Turkey where human rights violations are at risk.

Thirty Rio police to be charged with homicide

7 July 2009

An investigation into 20 deaths by Rio de Janeiro's Public Prosecutors Office has implicated the officers in the formation of a death squad and unlawful killings.

African Union refuses to cooperate with Bashir arrest warrant

6 July 2009

The African Union has refused to cooperate with a war crimes arrest warrant against Sudan President Omar al-Bashir.

Honduran authorities must respect the rule of law and human rights

6 July 2009

Protests are escalating in Honduras with reports of protestors being beaten. Nineteen-year-old protestor, Isis Obed Murillo, died from gunshot wounds on Sunday.

India's ruling against 'sodomy' laws is first step to equality

3 July 2009

A Delhi high court has decided to decriminalize homosexuality. The ruling overturns a 19th century British colonial law.

Nepal Prime Minister urged to commit to combating enforced disappearances

3 July 2009

A delegation from Amnesty International delivered thousands of letters to the prime minister, calling on him to ratify a treaty aimed at combating enforced disappeara

Impunity for war crimes in Gaza and southern Israel a recipe for further civilian suffering

2 July 2009

Israeli forces killed hundreds of unarmed Palestinian civilians and destroyed thousands of homes in Gaza in attacks which breached the laws of war, according to a ne

Accountability for human rights violations key to normalization in North Caucasus

1 July 2009

There can be no stability and security for the people of the North Caucasus without an end to human rights violations and full accountability, says a new Amnesty Inter

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