30 March 2010
As Amnesty International publishes its world overview of the death penalty for 2009, the organization challenges the Chinese authorities to reveal how many people they execute and sentence to death
Recent developments suggest that the authorities are once more using executions to quell political unrest, intimidate the population and send a signal that dissent will not be tolerated.
29 March 2010
The 140 arrests are part of an announced crackdown on migrants, many of whom come from Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Nepal, who live and work in Malaysia without authorization.
At least 37 people were killed and dozens injured by two explosions within an hour of each other in the city centre.
The guerrilla group has been urged to put an immediate and unconditional end to kidnapping and hostage-taking.
26 March 2010
The men were arrested after they helped Hussain 'Ali Hassan al-Sahlawi, who had been shot and left unconscious by a security official in Karzakan.
Independent experts will monitor domestic investigations into war crimes and other violations of international humanitarian and human rights law.
Police opened fire with live ammunition in the city of Ar Raqqah, as an estimated 5,000 people gathered to celebrate the Kurdish New Year.
25 March 2010
The authorities have been urged to take further steps to protect the one in three women in the country who are victims of domestic violence.
Thousands of women living in temporary camps are threatened by sexual violence and have inadequate protection from any authorities