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Urgent international action needed to prevent humanitarian crisis in Chad

8 May 2009

Lebanon's elections should pave the way for human rights improvements

7 May 2009

A new five-point human rights agenda for Lebanon, published by Amnesty International in the run-up to the country's elections, urges its politicians to place human rig

Twelve people executed in Iraq

7 May 2009

Guatemalan activists receive death threats by text message

7 May 2009

Nine activists working for two prominent human rights organizations in Guatemala have received dozens of death threats by SMS text messages.

Migrants put at risk as border disputes delay rescue efforts

7 May 2009

The lives of migrants and asylum-seekers have been put at risk by a squabble between the Italian and Maltese authorities over their obligations to respond to maritim

Concern grows for British woman held in Laos

6 May 2009

The case of a British woman facing a possible death sentence in Laos for drug offences highlights a justice system shrouded in secrecy.

International protests against execution of Delara Darabi

6 May 2009

The laying of white lilies in front of the Iranian embassy in London by Amnesty International's secretary General Irene Khan, is one of many protests planned worldwid

UN review examines 16 more countries' human rights records

6 May 2009

The human rights records of 16 countries are up for review at the fifth session of the Universal Periodic Review Working Group of the UN Human Rights Council.

Zimbabwean human rights and political activists released

6 May 2009

Fifteen of the eighteen Zimbabwean human rights and political activists who were re-detained yesterday have now been released on bail, though three remain in custody

No freedom – journalists stopped from doing their jobs

3 May 2009

Press Freedom Day, 3 May, has, for a number of years, been a day in which journalists and media workers marked the deaths of increasing numbers of their colleagues a

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