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Iranian security forces condemned for protest crackdown

7 December 2009

Amnesty International has condemned the excessive use of force by Iranian security forces that saw scores of protesters beaten and detained during student-led demonstrations.

Sudan must end violent crackdown on protestors

7 December 2009

Activists in Honduras tell Amnesty International of hidden human rights crisis

4 December 2009

An Amnesty International delegation in Honduras talked to human rights activists about the hidden crisis affecting the Central American nation.

France must not deport terror suspect to Algeria

4 December 2009

A European Court of Human Rights’ judgement said that Kamel Daoudi’s expulsion would put him at risk of incommunicado detention and torture and would be a human rights violation.

Over 900 people on death row in Iraq face imminent execution

4 December 2009

The prisoners, who include 17 women, are said to have had their death sentences ratified by the Presidential Council, the final step before executions are carried out.

Evidence of new arrests, harassment and illegal detentions by Guinea security forces

3 December 2009

An Amnesty International delegation also found cases of over 40 people whose whereabouts are still unknown. These human rights violations follow a massacre during a political protest in September.

Independent investigation needed into Honduras human rights abuses

3 December 2009

Amnesty International's delegation has documented many cases of abuse including killings following excessive use of force, arbitrary arrests of demonstrators by security forces and indiscriminate, unnecessary use of tear gas.

China must halt death sentences against Uighurs

3 December 2009

Civilian deaths in Somalia hotel explosion condemned

3 December 2009

Amnesty International  has condemned the deliberate targeting of civilians at graduation of medical students in a district of the capital Mogadishu.

Victims of Peru Amazon violence deserve justice without discrimination

2 December 2009

The Peruvian authorities must conduct investigations into the deaths of all those killed during violence at a road blockade led by Amazon Indigenous peoples in June.

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