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UN Security Council must act to save civilians in Sri Lanka

13 May 2009

Amnesty International urged the UN Security Council to take action after at least 35 people were reported to have been killed in northern Sri Lanka in an attack on a

Baltic Pride march in Latvia under threat

13 May 2009

A lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) pride march planned to take place this weekend in Riga, Latvia has been thrown into doubt after local councillors att

Roxana Saberi released from jail in Iran

12 May 2009

US-Iranian journalist Roxana Saberi was released from jail in Iran on Monday following international and domestic protests at her detention.

Juveniles among five men beheaded in Saudi Arabia

12 May 2009

Two men who were juveniles at the time of their alleged crimes were among five men beheaded in Saudi Arabia on Sunday.

Yemeni newspaper blockaded

11 May 2009

A blockade by security forces of the offices of a Yemeni newspaper, aiming to prevent distribution of copies of the paper, has entered its second week.

Three activists released in Malaysia

11 May 2009

The Malaysian authorities released three human rights activists from the Hindu Rights Action Force on Saturday 9 May. 

UN Security Council must act immediately to stop "bloodbath" in Sri Lanka

11 May 2009

The horrific condition facing civilians in north eastern Sri Lanka has been described as a “bloodbath” by the United Nations.

Over 20,000 sign petition for Greek trade unionist

11 May 2009

A Greek government minister has pledged to secure justice for trade unionist Konstantina Kouneva after 22,000 people signed a petition to support her.

Urgent investigation needed into civilian deaths in Afghanistan

8 May 2009

Amnesty International demanded the United States immediately conduct independent, credible, and transparent investigations into air strikes in western Afghanistan th

Kidnappers face the death penalty in Nigeria's Imo State

8 May 2009

Under a new bill passed this week, people whose premises are used by a kidnapper to hold someone hostage, would also face the death penalty.

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