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European governments must act on human rights 20 years after the Berlin Wall

9 November 2009

On the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Amnesty International has called for urgent action to tackle abuses against migrants, asylum seekers, detainees and minorities.

UN vote on Goldstone report a defining step for accountability

6 November 2009

The vote adopting key recommendations of the report on the conflict in Gaza and southern Israel earlier this year, is vitally important for ensuring that those who committed war crimes will be held accountable, said Amnesty International.

Background: Foreign nationals on death row in Saudi Arabia

6 November 2009

Amnesty International is aware of at least 137 people currently on death row in Saudi Arabia, of which 106 are foreign nationals. The true figures are believed to be much higher.

Nicaragua's Constitutional Court must decide on legality of new abortion law

6 November 2009

Amnesty International has expressed concern that the Nicaraguan Supreme Court continues to delay its judgment on the legality of new criminal laws on abortion which entered into force in 2008.

Kenya's post-election violence suspects must be brought to justice

6 November 2009

Tunisia releases prisoners held over Gafsa protests

6 November 2009

Sixty-eight people held in connection with protests against unemployment and high living costs in the resource-rich Gafsa region have been released.

Scores made homeless by house demolitions in Nigeria

6 November 2009

Scores of Nigerians lost their homes on Friday morning when Rivers state authorities began bulldozing buildings in Port Harcourt, Amnesty International has learned.

Turkey: No to safe haven for fugitive from international justice

6 November 2009

Amnesty International has condemned an invitation extended by Turkey to Sudanese President Omar al Bashir to attend a meeting in Turkey.

Amnesty International welcomes decision to not transfer Côte d'Ivoire toxic waste compensation

6 November 2009

Amnesty International has welcomed the decision of a Côte d’Ivoire court not to transfer $45 million in compensation owed to victims of the toxic waste dumping in Abidjan in 2006 to the account of an organization which was falsely claiming to represent all 30,000 of them.

Convictions in Abu Omar rendition case a step toward accountability

5 November 2009

US and Italian intelligence agents are convicted for their involvement in the abduction of Usama Mostafa Hassan Nasr (better known as Abu Omar).

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