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Student activist held in Tunisia at risk of torture

3 November 2009

Mohammed Soudani has been detained incommunicado since he met with two French radio journalists who were covering the presidential and legislative elections that took place on 25 October.

Photo exhibition promotes Arms Trade Treaty at the UN

30 October 2009

A photo exhibition compiled and staged at the UN by the Control Arms Campaign aims to influence negotiations for an effective International Arms Trade Treaty.

Afghanistan: German government must investigate deadly Kunduz airstrikes

30 October 2009

Amnesty International has called for a credible and transparent investigation into the 4 September airstrike in Kunduz that killed scores of people, many of them civilians.

China holds Uighur journalist over Xinjiang unrest remarks

30 October 2009

Hairat Niyaz has been detained since 1 October. He is thought at risk of torture and ill-treatment. Family and friends believe his detention is due to comments he made about the recent unrest.

Assaults on journalists in Tunisia must be punished

30 October 2009

The assault of two independent journalists in Tunisia and the arrest of a third in the wake of last week's elections must be punished, Amnesty International said.

World's biggest arms traders promise global arms treaty

30 October 2009

The vast majority of governments – 153 in total - agreed a timetable to establish a "strong and robust" Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) at the United Nations on Friday.

Belarus man loses death sentence appeal

29 October 2009

Andrei Zhuk becomes the second person to have his death sentence upheld in Belarus within the last month.

Obama should follow UN lead on Cuba embargo

29 October 2009

In a record vote of the UN General Assembly, 187 countries said the US should end its embargo against Cuba

Ayatollah must retract Iran election comments

29 October 2009

Amnesty International is calling on Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to immediately retract his statement on Wednesday that criticising the outcome of June’s presidential election is a crime.

Taleban must immediately stop targeting civilians in Afghanistan

28 October 2009

Amnesty International has condemned the Taleban's attack on a guesthouse hosting staff from the United Nations in Kabul, that killed at least six civilian UN staff.

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