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Zimbabwean union leader in hiding after police raid

24 February 2010

Gertrude Hambira fled after five men and one women who identified themselves as officers from the Criminal Investigation Department raided her office.

Indigenous Peoples struggle to survive in Colombia

23 February 2010

A new Amnesty International report details an increase in attacks on Indigenous Peoples by guerrilla groups, the security forces and paramilitaries.

Reform of security forces in Guinea must deliver justice for Bloody Monday massacre

23 February 2010

A new Amnesty International report documents extrajudicial executions, torture and other ill-treatment carried out by particular units of Guinea's armed forces last year.

Swiss businessman held in Libya on politically motivated charges

23 February 2010

Max Goeldi, who began serving a four month prison sentence this week, is thought to be a pawn in a diplomatic row between the two countries.

Israel compensation payment to UN ignores rights of Gaza victims

23 February 2010

Amnesty International has voiced its concern to Ban Ki-moon that reparations were accepted for UN buildings damaged in the conflict, while victims of the attacks have not been paid.

Somali journalist captured by al-Shabab must be released

23 February 2010

Radio correspondent Ali Yusuf Adan was taken after the broadcast of a report alleging that the armed group had killed a man in the Wanleweyn district.

Nicaragua abortion law puts pregnant cancer victim at risk

23 February 2010

Amnesty International urges the Nicaraguan authorities to provide a pregnant woman with cancer treatment that is currently being withheld because of a law that bans abortion. 

 

Open letter to Iraq's political leaders

22 February 2010

Amnesty International is appealing to the Iraq's political leaders to ensure that both the election campaign and the vote on 7 March are conducted peacefully.

Mexico must investigate US journalist's death

19 February 2010

Amnesty International has urged an investigation into the death of US video journalist Brad Will after the political activist wrongly accused of the killing was released.

Malaysia urged to end brutal punishments after women caned

18 February 2010

Three Muslim women were caned at a prison near Kuala Lumpur after the Shariah court system had  convicted them of having extramarital sex.

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