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Artists and writers support Russian exhibition organizers charged with ‘inciting hatred’

24 July 2009

Yuri Samodurov and Andrei Yerofeev face up to five years in prison after organizing a Moscow art exhibition. Artists and writers have sent a letter expressing their co

Safety for Brazilian activist after Amnesty International action

23 July 2009

A Brazilian organization has thanked Amnesty International after an action by the organization brought safety to a peasant farmer and land rights activist.

Thousands face mass eviction from homes and market stalls in Zimbabwe

23 July 2009

Up to 200 people from an informal settlement in the Harare suburb of Gunhill in Zimbabwe face being forcibly evicted without being given adequate notice or any consu

Saudi Arabia - human rights abuses in the name of fighting terrorism

22 July 2009

The Saudi Arabian authorities have launched a sustained assault on human rights under the façade of countering terrorism.

Wife of Guantánamo detainee released in Syria

22 July 2009

Usra al-Hussein’s imprisonment for almost a year, may have been related to her efforts to communicate with an international organization regarding the detention conditions of her husband.

Czech Republic commits to international justice

22 July 2009

The Czech Republic finally ratified the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court on Tuesday.

Arrests and deaths continue in Iran as authorities tighten grip

22 July 2009

Thirty six Iranian Army officers, a French student, activists, journalists and lawyers are among those detained as waves of arrests and killings continue unabated in I

Jamaican Government projects welcome but there is a vital need for real change

21 July 2009

A new Amnesty International report evaluates the Jamaican Government's plans to tackle deep rooted violence, serious human rights violations and impunity.

ASEAN’s new body must protect and promote human rights

21 July 2009

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations should ensure that its newly established human rights mechanism has the necessary powers to do its job properly.

Day of Action takes place for freedom in Gambia

20 July 2009

A "Day of Action" for the people of Gambia will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday in 12 different locations around the world including West Africa, US, U

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