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Iranian authorities must stop imminent execution of Kurdish man

13 November 2009

The Iranian authorities must halt the imminent execution of Sherko Moarefi, a Kurdish man convicted of "enmity against God" over his alleged membership of a proscribed Kurdish organization.

Fair trials needed in Bangladesh to ensure justice for victims of mutiny

12 November 2009

To ensure justice for the victims of the Bangladesh Rifles mutiny in February, all suspects must receive a fair trial, Amnesty International says in its new report.

Italian authorities forcibly evict another Roma community

12 November 2009

Amnesty International has condemned the forced eviction of a community of about 400 Roma people in the Italian capital, Rome.

Jailed Azerbaijani bloggers adopted as prisoners of conscience

12 November 2009

Youth activists Emin Abdullayev and Adnan Hajizade have been sentenced to 30 and 24 months' imprisonment respectively on charges of 'hooliganism' and 'inflicting minor bodily harm'.

Saudi Arabian and Yemeni forces must protect civilians in Sa’da conflict

11 November 2009

Iran executes Kurdish man

11 November 2009

Ehsan Fattahian was hanged in connection with his alleged membership of an illegal opposition group. Two other Iranian Kurdish men also feared to be at imminent risk of execution.

Ukraine must release Belarusian prisoner of conscience

11 November 2009

Musician and activist Igor Koktysh has been detained for over two years for the peaceful expression of his beliefs. If forcibly returned to Belarus, he could face the death penalty.

Paraguay indigenous community threatened by illegal eviction and pesticide attack

10 November 2009

Amnesty International has condemned the use of apparently toxic pesticides to intimidate an indigenous community after they resisted being forcibly evicted from their ancestral lands.

Hasty executions in China highlight unfair Xinjiang trials

10 November 2009

Following the execution of eight Uighurs and one Han Chinese individual, charged with offences committed during the July riots, the authorities have prosecuted a further 20 suspects.

Iran must halt imminent execution of Kurdish man

10 November 2009

Ehsan Fattahian is to be executed on Wednesday, for his alleged membership of an illegal opposition group. Two other Iranian Kurdish men are also feared to be at imminent risk of execution.

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