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Australian government must end state-sponsored racially discriminatory measures

18 November 2009

Amnesty International's Secretary General Irene Khan has warned the Australian government not to squander a unique opportunity to right historic wrongs.

Jordan must fully investigate suspected police killings

18 November 2009

Two men have died in one week after they were allegedly beaten by police officers. Amnesty International has called for full and independent investigations into their deaths.

Afghanistan's President Karzai must commit to human rights

18 November 2009

Amnesty International has urged newly re-elected President Hamid Karzai to prioritize human rights and the rule of law in his second term.

Future of Guantánamo detainees must be resolved

18 November 2009

President Barack Obama has acknowledged that his administration will not meet his deadline for the closure of the military facility in Cuba.

Iranian authorities must investigate death of detention centre doctor

18 November 2009

Dr Ramin Pourandarjani had allegedly received threats to deter him from revealing the extent of abuse that had taken place at Kahrizak detention centre.

Cairo's poorest risk being buried alive in their homes

17 November 2009

The Egyptian authorities must take immediate and inclusive steps to protect Cairo's poorest inhabitants living in "unsafe areas", according to a new Amnesty International report.

No justice for grieving victims of police killings in Mozambique

16 November 2009

Amnesty International has urged the authorities in Mozambique to properly investigate and prosecute police officers suspected of unlawful killings.

US must reform Afghanistan detention policy as new facility opens

16 November 2009

Amnesty International takes action for Sri Lanka displaced

16 November 2009

Iranian 'web crime' unit designed to silence dissent

16 November 2009

Reports that the Iranian government plans to establish "cyber police" to fight "crimes" on the internet indicate they are intensifying their attack on freedom of expression.

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