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Madagascar killings must be investigated and perpetrators brought to justice

4 February 2010

Dozens were killed by security forces during more than a year of anti-government protests, sparked by the closure of the Viva television station in December 2008.

Governments urged to condemn Nicaragua abortion ban

4 February 2010

The country's revised penal code stipulates prison sentences for girls and women who seek an abortion and for health professionals who provide health services associated with abortion.

Ukraine releases Belarusian opposition activist

4 February 2010

Igor Koktysh had been held in a pre-trial detention centre since June 2007,  when Belarus requested his extradition.

Toxic waste victims desperate for justice

3 February 2010

Those affected by the 2006 disaster in Côte d'Ivoire, have told of their anxious wait to see if they will get any of the $45 million compensation owed to them.

Sudanese President could face genocide charges after ICC reverses ruling

3 February 2010

Amnesty International has reiterated its call for the Sudanese authorities to arrest Omar al Bashir, who is already charged with crimes against humanity and war crimes over his role in the Darfur conflict.

Police violence and illegal evictions near Papua New Guinean gold mine must be investigated

2 February 2010

Police in Papua New Guinea burnt down homes and threatened people with guns while illegally evicting them from land next to one of the country's biggest gold mines.

Yemeni journalist held incommunicado 'appears before prosecutor'

2 February 2010

Muhammad al-Maqalih is thought to have been detained for his comments on the government's conduct in the ongoing conflict in the northern region of  Sa'da.

Nine at risk of execution over Iran protests

2 February 2010

Amnesty International says it fears the authorities are planning to execute some or all of the nine before 11 February, the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Latest Israeli response to Gaza investigations totally inadequate

2 February 2010

Israel’s latest response to the UN on its investigations into alleged violations of international law by its forces in Gaza a year ago is totally inadequate.

Belarusian conscientious objector jailed

2 February 2010

Ivan Mikhailau had refused military service because bearing arms contradicts his religious beliefs.

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