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US Judge orders release of young Guantánamo detainee

31 July 2009

A US judge has ordered the release of a young Afghan detained in Guantánamo Bay after six and a half years in US custody.

Eight reported killed as Iraqi forces attack Iranian residents of Camp Ashraf

29 July 2009

Eight people are reported to have been killed and up to 400 injured after Iraqi forces attacked unarmed Iranian residents of Camp Ashraf.

Nepal's Minister of Foreign Affairs commits to supporting international justice

28 July 2009

In a meeting with delegates from Amnesty International Nepal, the Minister gave a commitment to start the process for her country to ratify the Rome Statute.

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi named Amnesty International's Ambassador of Conscience

28 July 2009

Burmese opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has been awarded the 2009 Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience award.

Japan commits to ending impunity for enforced disappearances

28 July 2009

Japan has become the first country in Asia to ratify the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance.

Kenya must provide shelter for 3,000 forcibly evicted in winter

28 July 2009

The evictions appear to have been carried out as part of the government of Kenya's plans to build a new road, the Northern Bypass.

Iran: Joint statement by Shirin Ebadi and Irene Khan

28 July 2009

he human rights crisis in Iran is deepening daily and next week’s expected inauguration of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for a second term as president may spark further

Shocking abortion ban denies life-saving treatment to girls and women in Nicaragua

27 July 2009

Nicaragua’s total ban on abortions is endangering the lives of girls and women, denying them life-saving treatment, preventing health professionals from practi

Thousands take action around the world in solidarity with people of Iran

27 July 2009

Global day of support for Iran's victims of human rights abuse

24 July 2009

Thousands of activists in over 105 countries will participate in a Global Day of Action on Saturday, to demonstrate solidarity with those whose human rights are being

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