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Arrests and killings rise as election protests grip Iran

17 June 2009

Demonstrations against Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s disputed election victory have spread to all corners of the country.

Homophobic law passed in Lithuania

17 June 2009

The Lithuanian parliament has passed a law that prohibits the discussion of homosexuality in schools and bans any reference to it in public information that can be v

Belfast Roma attacks highlight European racism issue

17 June 2009

The latest spate of racist attacks on over 100 Romanian people in Northern Ireland is part of a growing trend of discrimination against Roma people across Europe, Am

Prominent human rights lawyer arrested in Viet Nam

16 June 2009

Public security police arrested a prominent human rights lawyer in Viet Nam on Saturday for "colluding with domestic and foreign reactionaries to sabotage the V

Violence against demonstrators marks new presidential term in Iran

15 June 2009

Thousands of demonstrators faced a violent response when they took to the streets in Iran on Saturday to protest against the announcement of the victory of incumbent

Iran : Violence against demonstrators marks new presidential term

14 June 2009

The Iranian authorities must start an immediate investigation into the security forces’ violent handling of thousands of demonstrators who took to the streets

Two million people live in a human rights black hole in the slums of Nairobi

12 June 2009

Successive Kenyan governments have failed to protect slum dwellers and generations of neglect by politicians has allowed such informal settlements to swell, according

Kenyan government must act urgently to end impunity and bring about essential reforms

12 June 2009

As Amnesty International ends its high-level mission to Kenya, Secretary General Irene Khan urges the government to tackle impunity for human rights violatio

Gaddafi visit to Italy amid protest against countries' 'illegal migration' agreement

12 June 2009

Both Libyan and Italian leaders urged to make human rights an integral part of migration control policies and to uphold the rights of refugees, asylum seekers, an

Nairobi slum-dwellers march for better conditions and basic human rights

12 June 2009

Secretary General Irene Khan led the marchers who came from informal settlements all over Kenya's capital - a city where over half the population live in slu

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