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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.

Medvedev's first year: failure to improve human rights

8 May 2009

The Russian President, Dmitry Medvedev, has not delivered on the promises he made about human rights during his first year in power.

Delara Darabi commemorated at actions against the death penalty in Iran

8 May 2009

Urgent international action needed to prevent humanitarian crisis in Chad

8 May 2009

Lebanon's elections should pave the way for human rights improvements

7 May 2009

A new five-point human rights agenda for Lebanon, published by Amnesty International in the run-up to the country's elections, urges its politicians to place human rig

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