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Brazil court upholds law that protects torturers

30 April 2010

Judges ruled not to change the law, which says extrajudicial killings and acts of torture and rape committed by members of the former military regime were political acts.

Cuba urged to respect press freedom as repression of journalists intensifies

30 April 2010

Amnesty International today called on the Cuban authorities to end harassment of independent journalists following a month in which several reporters were arbitrarily detained and intimidated for criticizing the government.

Human rights must be top priority in Colombia election campaign

29 April 2010

All presidential candidates urged to send out a clear message that, if elected, they will put an end to many decades of abuses and impunity.

Honduran government must take a stand against killing of journalists

29 April 2010

The authorities have been urged to take immediate action to protect media workers after an escalating series of attacks has led to six journalists being killed in less than eight weeks.

Widespread abuse of migrants in Mexico is 'human rights crisis'

28 April 2010

A new Amnesty International report details how migrants are preyed on by criminal gangs while public officials turn a blind eye or even play an active part.

Azerbaijan must stop violent crackdowns on peaceful protests

28 April 2010

Police detained dozens of opposition supporters on their way to a demonstration in the capital Baku to demand the rights to freedom of expression and assembly.

Rwanda urged to ensure opposition leader receives fair trial

28 April 2010

Victoire Ingabire of the United Democratic Forces, who plans to stand in presidential elections in August, has been charged with genocide ideology and collaboration with a "terrorist" group.

New Israeli military order could increase expulsions of West Bank Palestinians

28 April 2010

Under the new order, those considered "infiltrators" can be deported to other states or forcibly transferred to the Gaza Strip, and face criminal charges.

Expelled from the West Bank

28 April 2010

Berlanty Azzam, a young Palestinian woman tells how, two months away from finishing her degree, she was handcuffed, blindfolded and forcibly transferred to Gaza.

LGBT rights in Moldova must be respected after pro-equality march is banned

28 April 2010

Amnesty International has condemned a Moldovan appeal court's decision to uphold a ban on an upcoming pro-equality march due to "security and public morality concerns".

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