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Six Gambian journalists sentenced to prison

7 August 2009

Six Gambian journalists, including three executive members of the Gambian Press Union, were sentenced to terms in prison on Thursday.

Unlock the camps in Sri Lanka

7 August 2009

Hundreds of thousands of people displaced by the recent war in North East Sri Lanka and living in camps are being denied basic human rights including freedom of movement.

Student leaders arrested in Zimbabwe

6 August 2009

Four student leaders were arrested and detained while addressing students at the University of Zimbabwe, Harare, on Wednesday.

4000 Kenyans on death row get life

5 August 2009

More than 4,000 prisoners facing execution in Kenya had their sentences commuted to life imprisonment on Monday in the largest commutation in history, news sources reported.

Tunisian national at risk after forcible return from Italy

5 August 2009

A Tunisian national is at risk of torture and other ill-treatment in his home country after being forcibly returned from Italy on Sunday.

China Sichuan earthquake activists to be tried

4 August 2009

Two activists who offered assistance to survivors of the May 2008 earthquake in Sichuan province, China, will be tried this month behind closed doors.

Over 100 Iranians face grossly unfair trials

4 August 2009

More than 100 people have gone on trial in Tehran accused of organizing recent widespread civil protests.

Romani woman shot dead in Hungary

4 August 2009

A Romani woman was shot dead in the village of Kisléta in Eastern Hungary, early Monday morning.

Syrian lawyer faces prosecution for defending human rights

3 August 2009

A leading Syrian human rights lawyer has been formally charged in relation to his legitimate work in defending the rights of political prisoners in Syria

More executions in Japan as other countries reject the death penalty

31 July 2009

The recent hangings of three men brings the total number of executions carried out in Japan this year to seven, while other countries reject capital punishment.

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