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International protests against execution of Delara Darabi

6 May 2009

The laying of white lilies in front of the Iranian embassy in London by Amnesty International's secretary General Irene Khan, is one of many protests planned worldwid

UN review examines 16 more countries' human rights records

6 May 2009

The human rights records of 16 countries are up for review at the fifth session of the Universal Periodic Review Working Group of the UN Human Rights Council.

Zimbabwean human rights and political activists released

6 May 2009

Fifteen of the eighteen Zimbabwean human rights and political activists who were re-detained yesterday have now been released on bail, though three remain in custody

No freedom – journalists stopped from doing their jobs

3 May 2009

Press Freedom Day, 3 May, has, for a number of years, been a day in which journalists and media workers marked the deaths of increasing numbers of their colleagues a

Zimbabwean teachers working in fear

1 May 2009

Despite the creation of a power-sharing government in February 2009, teachers in Zimbabwe continue to be victims of harassment and intimidation.

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.

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