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Crackdown on China's activists escalates ahead of 60th anniversary

30 September 2009

The government's increased surveillance, harassment and imprisonment of activists is to prevent them from raising human rights concerns that challenge the authorities' image of social harmony.

Journalists in Honduras: "They know who we are"

30 September 2009

Marvin Ortiz, a journalist with Radio Globo in Honduras, talks to Amnesty International about how the station was forcibly and violently shut down in a joint police and military operation.

Malaysia upholds caning sentence for Muslim woman

29 September 2009

Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno was sentenced to six strokes of the cane for drinking alcohol in public. The sentence was upheld by the Shariah Court of Appeal in the State of Pahang.

Zimbabwe Supreme Court orders end to prosecution of activist Jestina Mukoko

28 September 2009

Zimbabwe's Supreme Court ordered a permanent stay of the criminal proceedings against prominent human rights activist Jestina Mukoko on Monday.

"Deplorable" death threats from Gambia's president

25 September 2009

Several reported dead in Honduras turmoil

25 September 2009

Five people are reported to have been killed during a week of violent political unrest in Honduras.

Sri Lankan army clashes with detainees

24 September 2009

A detainee was seriously injured and had to be hospitalized as a clash broke out between the Sri Lankan Army and detainees being held at a school in Vavuniya in north-eastern Sri Lanka on Tuesday.

Beatings and detentions follow Honduras demonstrations

24 September 2009

Amnesty International has received continuing reports of numerous demonstrators being beaten by police and some several hundred detained across Tegucigalpa, the capital city of Honduras.

Campaigner, rock musician and parliamentarian visit Troy Davis

24 September 2009

An Amnesty International campaigner, a musician and a member of the UK parliament are visiting death row inmate Troy Davis in the US state of Georgia.

Governments sign up to defend economic, social and cultural rights

24 September 2009

Twenty states began signing an international agreement to address violations of economic, social and cultural rights at the United Nations in New York on Thursday.

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