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Medvedev's first year: failure to improve human rights

8 May 2009

The Russian President, Dmitry Medvedev, has not delivered on the promises he made about human rights during his first year in power.

Delara Darabi commemorated at actions against the death penalty in Iran

8 May 2009

Urgent international action needed to prevent humanitarian crisis in Chad

8 May 2009

Lebanon's elections should pave the way for human rights improvements

7 May 2009

A new five-point human rights agenda for Lebanon, published by Amnesty International in the run-up to the country's elections, urges its politicians to place human rig

Twelve people executed in Iraq

7 May 2009

Guatemalan activists receive death threats by text message

7 May 2009

Nine activists working for two prominent human rights organizations in Guatemala have received dozens of death threats by SMS text messages.

Migrants put at risk as border disputes delay rescue efforts

7 May 2009

The lives of migrants and asylum-seekers have been put at risk by a squabble between the Italian and Maltese authorities over their obligations to respond to maritim

Concern grows for British woman held in Laos

6 May 2009

The case of a British woman facing a possible death sentence in Laos for drug offences highlights a justice system shrouded in secrecy.

International protests against execution of Delara Darabi

6 May 2009

The laying of white lilies in front of the Iranian embassy in London by Amnesty International's secretary General Irene Khan, is one of many protests planned worldwid

UN review examines 16 more countries' human rights records

6 May 2009

The human rights records of 16 countries are up for review at the fifth session of the Universal Periodic Review Working Group of the UN Human Rights Council.

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