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Amnesty International on its work with Moazzam Begg and Cageprisoners

11 February 2010

Amnesty International's interim Secretary General Claudio Cordone on the controversy surrounding the organization in light of statements made by a staff member.

Darfuri refugees exposed to increased attacks if UN withdraws from Chad

11 February 2010

Hundreds of thousands could become vulnerable to increased attacks after the government has insisted that the peacekeeping mission leaves the country when its mandate expires in March.

Abuse of human rights in Zimbabwe continues under unity government

10 February 2010

Torture, harassment and politically motivated prosecutions of human rights activists and perceived opponents have persisted since the government's formation a year ago.

Turkey urged to end discriminatory clampdown on gay rights groups

10 February 2010

Amnesty International is concerned that a new attempt to close down the LGBT group Black Pink Triangle through the courts, follows cases against similar organizations in recent years.

Fears for anti-government protesters in Iran as authorities warn of zero tolerance

10 February 2010

Amnesty International has urged the Iranian authorities to allow peaceful demonstrations on Thursday, the 31st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in the country.

Artist convicted of slander in Uzbekistan

10 February 2010

Umida Ahmedova was found guilty of charges based on some of her photographs and film projects, which were interpreted as insulting the Uzbekistani people and their traditions.

Indian government must stop refinery expansion until human rights are addressed

9 February 2010

Indian authorities have given local communities scant information about the potential impact of a refinery expansion and mining project proposed by subsidiaries of Vedanta Resources in Orissa.

Arrest of Sri Lankan opposition leader escalates post-election repression

9 February 2010

Retired General Sarath Fonseka will reportedly face a military Court Martial on charges that he revealed military secrets and plotted the assassination of President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

China urged to free human rights activist jailed after unfair trial

9 February 2010

Tan Zuoren was convicted for criticizing the Chinese Communist Party and the government in his online articles and diaries about the handling of 1989's Tiananmen crackdown.

Afghanistan must not grant impunity to war criminals

9 February 2010

Controversial new legislation is believed to be an attempt to provide legal cover for ongoing impunity for perpetrators of human rights violations, including the Taleban.

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