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Paraguay's Indigenous Peoples in peril

31 March 2009

The Paraguayan state is failing to adequately protect the rights of its Indigenous Peoples, forcing many to live in misery and effectively condemning some to death.

Violations against civilians by police in Greece highlighted in report

31 March 2009

An Amnesty International briefing published on Monday highlights patterns of alleged human rights violations by Greek police against civilians.

Roma forcibly evicted from Milan settlement

31 March 2009

The Roma people living under the Bacula overpass in the North of Milan, Italy, were forcibly evicted on Tuesday by local authorities.

Algeria’s next president told no prospect for national reconciliation without truth and justice

30 March 2009

Ahead of Algeria’s presidential elections, the country's next leader has been urged to address the legacy of human rights abuses of the 1990’s internal c

Notorious Khmer Rouge commander on trial in Cambodia

30 March 2009

One of Cambodia's most notorious suspected killers still alive finally faces trial for crimes committed while he was a Khmer Rouge commander 30 years ago.

Audio: The humanitarian crisis in Sri Lanka.

27 March 2009

Tens of thousands of people are trapped in "safe zones" in the north eastern Wanni region of Sri Lanka.

Border guards die in custody in Bangladesh

27 March 2009

Four detained border guards have died in Bangladesh in the past two weeks.

Threatened and attacked – the dangers of opening Guatemala's police files

27 March 2009

Officials involved in opening Guatemala's police archives and members of their families have been threatened and attacked in recent days.

Renewed calls for humanitarian truce in Sri Lanka

27 March 2009

Calls for a humanitarian truce between the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and the Sri Lankan Armed Forces grow as fighting intensifies and the number of cas

Migrants languish in detention in US

26 March 2009

The US immigrant-detention population has surged in the past decade, resulting in a lack of due process that has driven some detainees to attempt suicide.

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