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Chuckie Taylor convicted of torture

31 October 2008

The son of former Liberian president Charles Taylor, could face between 20 years to life imprisonment for the crimes he committed in Liberia, while serving as the hea

Child of 13 stoned to death in Somalia

31 October 2008

Previously reported to be 23 years old, the girl had been accused of adultery in breach of Islamic law.

Isolated and abused: women migrant domestic workers in Jordan

30 October 2008

Thousands flee fighting in DRC

30 October 2008

The humanitarian and human rights crisis in North Kivu province is worsening rapidly as rebel forces threaten to overwhelm government troops and the UN peacekeeping fo

Syrian court sentences activists to two and a half years

30 October 2008

Twelve members of the opposition coalition the Damascus Declaration for Democratic National Change are convicted of "weakening national sentiment.

The human cost of armed conflict in the Philippines

29 October 2008

While in Mindanao gathering first hand information for a new report, Amnesty International spoke to some of the civilians affected by the recent upsurge in violence in

Another stay of execution for Troy Davis

29 October 2008

Troy Davis was granted a provisional stay of execution on Friday, just three days before he was scheduled to be put to death.

Two men hanged in Japan

29 October 2008

The executions of Michitoshi Kuma and Masahiro Takashio were the first approved by Minister of Justice Mori Eisuke since he took office in September.

More face abuse and death as Colombia's government denies human rights situation

28 October 2008

Authorities try to paint a positive picture despite increasing reports of forced internal displacement, attacks against social and human rights activists and killings

WOZA women denied bail, as peaceful protestors released in Harare

28 October 2008

The leaders of the activist organisation Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA), Jenni Williams and Magodonga Mahlangu, were denied bail on Monday following their arrest on

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