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President Obama visits Egypt

4 June 2009

US President Barack Obama met with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Cairo on Thursday as he continued his trip to the Middle East.

Brazilian politician at risk of assassination by militia groups

4 June 2009

Plans to kill Marcelo Freixo and his aide were found during a long-term police operation against militia groups controlling over a hundred shantytowns in Rio de Janei

China continues crackdown on activists ahead of Tiananmen anniversary

3 June 2009

The harassment of activists and lawyers continues and web sites like Hotmail and Twitter are shut down as censorship escalates.

Texas carries out 200th execution under current governor

3 June 2009

Terry Lee Hankins was the 16th person to be executed in Texas this year, out of a national total of 30.

President Obama urged to tackle human rights violations in Saudi Arabia

3 June 2009

US President Barack Obama begins his trip to the Middle East with a visit to Saudi Arabia on Wednesday.

Twenty years later, China must hold inquiry into Tiananmen Square crackdown

2 June 2009

Hundreds of civilians were killed and injured as a result of the crackdown and a number of people are still in prison for their involvement in the 1989 pro-democracy p

Opposition leader's detention keeps spotlight on Myanmar

1 June 2009

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's continued detention in Myanmar puts the human rights spotlight on a country that has denied both economic rights and freedom of expression to

Man beheaded and crucified in Saudi Arabia

1 June 2009

An "horrific" public execution and crucifixion of a man in Saudi Arabia has been condemned by Amnesty International.

Clone of Man beheaded and crucified in Saudi Arabia

1 June 2009

An "horrific" public execution and crucifixion of a man in Saudi Arabia has been condemned by Amnesty International.

G-20 must set the example and clean up their human rights record

28 May 2009

Amnesty International’s Secretary General has called on the G-20 grouping that brings together the world’s leading economies to lead by example and show

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