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Pakistanis abused by Taleban speak out

23 April 2009

People living in Buner, just 60 miles from the Pakistan capital Islamabad, have revealed how abusive and repressive Taleban groups have seized the area, imposing thei

Prime Minister of Kurdistan Region of Iraq commits to human rights

23 April 2009

Nechirvan Barzani promised to make the security forces accountable for cases of arbitrary detention, torture, enforced disappearances and other ill-treatment.

Turkey fails to protect asylum-seekers

22 April 2009

The Turkish government's disregard for international law is shown by its persistence in forcibly returning people to countries where their lives may be at risk.

Sudan sentences another 10 people to death

22 April 2009

Ten men face imminent execution in Sudan after they were sentenced to death by a special court on 15 April.

Yemeni woman faces execution following political interference in her case

22 April 2009

A Yemeni woman is facing imminent execution accused of killing her husband only days after the execution of another woman for similar charges. 

Demand grows for release of Iranian-American journalist

21 April 2009

Iran has been urged to release the Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi, who was sentenced to eight years in jail after being convicted as a spy.

Civilian casualties rising in Sri Lanka conflict

21 April 2009

More than 4,500 civilians are believed to have died in the fighting according to UN estimates in north eastern region in Sri Lanka.

Wife of Chinese human rights activist beaten

21 April 2009

The wife of imprisoned Chinese legal activist Chen Guangcheng was attacked and beaten early Sunday morning, as she tried to leave her home to visit grieving relative

Fiji human rights worsening under new military regime

20 April 2009

The population lives in fear after draconian measures implemented by the regime. Elections have been deferred for five years and martial law has been declared.

Last of activists abducted in December released by Zimbabwe's authorities

20 April 2009

The last three political prisoners who were abducted by state agents in Zimbabwe in December 2008 were released on bail on Friday.

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