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UK government must launch investigation into its role in overseas torture

10 July 2009

Mounting evidence, including a statement by former Shadow Home Secretary David Davis, suggests that UK authorities expolited the torture of terrorism suspects by forei

Iranian security forces use tear gas against demonstrators marking 18 Tir anniversary

10 July 2009

Amnesty International has condemned the excessive use of force by Iranian security forces against demonstrators in Tehran commemorating the tenth anniversary of 18 T

China must end persecution of sentenced earthquake survivor He Hongchun

10 July 2009

The Chinese authorities should ensure that May 2008 Sichuan earthquake survivor He Hongchun will not be subjected to any further punishment and that the conditi

Seven religious minority members face execution in Iran

10 July 2009

Seven members of Iran's Baha’i religious minority could face the death penalty if convicted on Saturday.

Hundreds of Peru’s poor, rural and Indigenous pregnant women die in health service lottery

9 July 2009

A new Amnesty International report explores the high levels of maternal mortality amongst women from excluded or marginalized communities.

Zimbabwe needs an impartial and independent police oversight body

9 July 2009

Amnesty International has called on the Zimbabwean government to put in place an impartial and independent police oversight body.

Proposed Vedanta mine threatens livelihoods and cultural identity of indigenous community in India

9 July 2009

The Indian government should immediately withdraw the clearance granted to a massive mining project that threatens the lives and livelihoods of a protected indigenous

Iranian government must allow peaceful commemorations of 18 Tir events

9 July 2009

Demonstrations planned to mark the tenth anniversary of the brutal suppression of student-led protests by security forces in Iran, must be allowed to go ahead peaceful

Lithuanian parliament set for crucial vote on homophobic law

9 July 2009

The Lithuanian parliament will vote next week on whether to overturn a Presidential veto on a discriminatory law that institutionalizes homophobia.

China must investigate 156 deaths during protests in Urumqi

7 July 2009

Amnesty International has called on the Chinese authorities to fully account for the deaths and for the 1,434 people who were detained in connection with the protests

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