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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights visits Amnesty International

12 November 2008

The recently appointed UN High Commissioner for Human Rights met representatives of NGOs at a meeting hosted by Amnesty International in London on Tuesday.

Guilty verdict upheld for student who "offended" Moroccan king

12 November 2008

The Marrakesh Court of Appeals in Morocco has upheld a lower court's guilty verdict against an 18-year-old student for insulting the King.

Video: Irene Khan discusses mission to Chile

12 November 2008

Amnesty International's Secretary General Irene Khan led a mission to Chile in at the beginning of November to assess the country’s human rights situation.

Fighting in Democratic Republic of Congo causes humanitarian tragedy

11 November 2008

More than 250,000 people have so far fled the ongoing violence, bringing the total number of displaced people in the province to at least 1.2 million.

Europe urged to protect Guantanamo detainees who cannot be returned home

11 November 2008

Five human rights groups urged governments to accept into their countries, those detainees who will not be charged with any crime but who cannot be returned to their

New bill a major step backwards for human rights in Peru

10 November 2008

If approved, the bill would grant amnesty to members of the military and police involved in any violations of human rights.

Amnesty International assesses human rights in Chile

7 November 2008

Amnesty International’s Secretary General Irene Khan has issued an assessment of the human rights situation in the country and a set of recommendations address

Malaysian court frees blogger

7 November 2008

Judge rules that the arrest of Raja Petra Kamarudin, under the Internal Security Act, was unconstitutional.

Millions at risk in Somalia as attacks on aid workers escalate

6 November 2008

At least 40 humanitarian and human rights workers have been killed so far this year, forcing aid organizations to suspend their programmes and withdraw staff.

WOZA activists released on bail in Zimbabwe

6 November 2008

The leaders of Zimbabwean activist movement, Women of Zimbabwe Arise, have been released on bail after three weeks in detention.

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