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Civilian casualties rising in Sri Lanka conflict

21 April 2009

More than 4,500 civilians are believed to have died in the fighting according to UN estimates in north eastern region in Sri Lanka.

Wife of Chinese human rights activist beaten

21 April 2009

The wife of imprisoned Chinese legal activist Chen Guangcheng was attacked and beaten early Sunday morning, as she tried to leave her home to visit grieving relative

Fiji human rights worsening under new military regime

20 April 2009

The population lives in fear after draconian measures implemented by the regime. Elections have been deferred for five years and martial law has been declared.

Last of activists abducted in December released by Zimbabwe's authorities

20 April 2009

The last three political prisoners who were abducted by state agents in Zimbabwe in December 2008 were released on bail on Friday.

Trapped by Violence – Women in Iraq

20 April 2009

Women and girls in Iraq are suffering from systematic violence and a sustained assault on their human rights.

Summit of the Americas fails to address human rights

20 April 2009

The Declaration of Commitment of Port of Spain fails to lay out a clear human rights framework for progress in the areas of human prosperity, energy security and env

Delara Darabi's execution postponed for two months

20 April 2009

The execution of the Iranian woman convicted of murdering a relative when she was 17 has been postponed.

Zimbabwe independence celebrations overshadowed by human rights abuses

17 April 2009

The inclusive government is failing to tackle the problems of continued imprisonment of political prisoners, enforced disappearances and tight restrictions on media.

Juvenile offender faces imminent execution in Iran

17 April 2009

Delara Darabi, an Iranian woman convicted of murdering a relative when she was 17, is reported to be facing execution in the next few days.

Impunity for CIA torture is incompatible with USA's international obligations

17 April 2009

Four previously secret memorandums released by the new US administration give an insight into how its predecessor lost its legal and moral compass in turning to tort

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