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US blocks publication of detainee abuse photos

14 May 2009

The US administration moved on Thursday to block publication of photographs depicting abuse of detainees in US custody in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Sri Lankan government and LTTE must heed demands from UN Security Council

14 May 2009

The Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) must allow tens of thousands of civilians to leave the 'No Fire Zone', Amnesty Internation

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.

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