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Yemen urged to release dissenting journalists

6 May 2010

Amnesty International has called on the Yemeni authorities to end their crackdown on the media after one dissenting journalist was jailed and another arrested this week.

Iran urged to release lawyer imprisoned for criticizing juvenile's execution

6 May 2010

Amnesty International has urged the Iranian authorities to release a human rights lawyer who was arrested after speaking out against the execution of one of his clients.

Justice demanded for attack on human rights observers in Mexico

5 May 2010

Indigenous rights activist Alberta Cariño and Jyri Antero Jaakola from Finland were killed in an ambush by armed men in the Triqui area.

Lithuania must allow Baltic Pride march to go ahead

5 May 2010

A court has suspended the march, which was set to take place in the capital Vilnius on Saturday, on public security grounds.

Taiwan carries out first executions in five years

4 May 2010

Four prisoners have been executed just two weeks after new Minister of Justice Tseng Yung-fu said his ultimate goal is the abolition of the death penalty.

Lithuanian President must support Baltic Pride march

4 May 2010

Amnesty International has called on the Lithuanian President, Dalia Grybauskaite, to ensure that the 2010 Baltic Pride march goes ahead on 8 May despite a new attempt to have it banned.

Iran: Journalists under siege

30 April 2010

Since last year's disputed presidential election, the authorities have intensified their long-standing suppression of the media.

Belgium votes to ban full-face veils

30 April 2010

A new law violates the rights to freedom of expression and religion of women who wear the burqa or the niqab as an expression of their identity.

Egypt 'Hizbullah cell' convictions marred by torture allegations

30 April 2010

Government urged to conduct a retrial by a regular court of 26 men jailed by an emergency court for their alleged links to the Lebanese group.

China silences women housing rights activists ahead of Expo 2010

30 April 2010

Many women human rights defenders in Shanghai have been targeted by the Chinese authorities for campaigning against forced evictions ahead of Expo 2010.

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