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North Korea unfairly sentences US journalists to 12 years hard labour

9 June 2009

Laura Ling and Euna Lee, who work for California-based Internet broadcaster Current TV, were both convicted of an unspecified “grave crime” against the nat

Over 30 killed during protests in the Peruvian Amazon

9 June 2009

Nine demonstrators and 24 police officers were confirmed killed during protests by Indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon town of Bagua.

Iran: Election amid repression of dissent and unrest

9 June 2009

The Iranian presidential elections are to be held this month on 12 June. The candidates are: the incumbent President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad; Mohsen Rezaei, a former co

Palestinian homes at risk in occupied West Bank

8 June 2009

Five families in the West Bank hamlet of Hadidiya are under threat of immediate eviction.

Amnesty International begins visit to Kenya with the marginalised

8 June 2009

Amnesty International's Secretary General kicked off her first high level mission in Kenya with visits to two informal settlements in Nairobi – a city in which

UN Security Council should support ICC over Darfur

5 June 2009

The UN is urged to reject calls to block prosecutions of persons charged with crimes against humanity and war crimes in Sudan, including President Omar al-Bashir.

Iran’s presidential election amid unrest and ongoing human rights violations

5 June 2009

Iran's tenth presidential election on 12 June, will take place against a backdrop of discrimination, worsening repression of dissent and violent unrest.

Lithuanian parliament supports banning discussion of homosexuality in schools

4 June 2009

The Lithuanian parliament has voted in favour of a measure that would prohibit the discussion of homosexuality in schools and ban any reference to it in public infor

President Obama visits Egypt

4 June 2009

US President Barack Obama met with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Cairo on Thursday as he continued his trip to the Middle East.

Brazilian politician at risk of assassination by militia groups

4 June 2009

Plans to kill Marcelo Freixo and his aide were found during a long-term police operation against militia groups controlling over a hundred shantytowns in Rio de Janei

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