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Turkish trade unionists once again banned from Istanbul central square

1 May 2009

Trade unionists in Turkey have once again been refused permission to hold a demonstration on May Day in the central Taksim Square in Istanbul.

Delara Darabi executed in Iran

1 May 2009

Iranian authorities executed Delara Darabi on Friday morning, Amnesty International has revealed.

Roma protest demands Czech Republic stops growing extremism

1 May 2009

The Roma community and civil society activists in the Czech Republic are to take part in a nationwide protest on Sunday, against the latest violent attack on a Roman

Demanding justice for Nepal's civil war victims

1 May 2009

During the Nepalese civil war between 1996 and 2006, Amnesty International documented the killing, enforced disappearance and torture of thousands of civilians.

Time to end the repression of Iran's trade unions

1 May 2009

As workers around the world unite on May Day, two of Iran's most prominent trade unionists languish in prison.

Colombian soldiers detained for killing of husband of Indigenous leader

1 May 2009

Seven members of the Colombian army unit which is alleged to have killed the husband of an Indigenous leader have been detained, according to media reports.

Member of United Arab Emirates ruling family implicated in 'torture' video

1 May 2009

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) authorities have announced that they will open an investigation into allegations of serious criminal assault committed by a member of

Pakistan displacement crisis worsens as fighting spreads

30 April 2009

At least 65,000 people are now in need of assistance as fighting continues between government forces and the Taleban.

China targets activists ahead of Tiananmen anniversary

30 April 2009

Chinese authorities have intensified the crackdown on human rights activists in the lead-up to the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests.

Mixed messages from President Obama after 100 days

29 April 2009

100 days after taking office, President Obama's record in terms of US counter terrorism policies has been assessed in a new Amnesty International report.

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