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Women raped during Bosnia and Herzegovina conflict still waiting for justice

30 September 2009

Successive governments have failed to provide justice, reparation, adequate healthcare to thousands of women and girls raped during the country's 1992-1995 war, says a new Amnesty International report.

Increased abuses in Honduras given green light by Executive Decree

30 September 2009

Honduran de facto president Roberto Micheletti urged to rescind a decree that provides sweeping new powers of detention to the police, bans all public meetings and imposes a 45 day curfew.

Israel leaves crucial questions unanswered as Goldstone report discussed at UN

30 September 2009

The Israeli authorities must disclose details of the internal investigations they have carried out into the conduct of the Israeli armed forces, Amnesty International said on Wednesday.

Crackdown on China's activists escalates ahead of 60th anniversary

30 September 2009

The government's increased surveillance, harassment and imprisonment of activists is to prevent them from raising human rights concerns that challenge the authorities' image of social harmony.

Journalists in Honduras: "They know who we are"

30 September 2009

Marvin Ortiz, a journalist with Radio Globo in Honduras, talks to Amnesty International about how the station was forcibly and violently shut down in a joint police and military operation.

Malaysia upholds caning sentence for Muslim woman

29 September 2009

Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno was sentenced to six strokes of the cane for drinking alcohol in public. The sentence was upheld by the Shariah Court of Appeal in the State of Pahang.

Zimbabwe Supreme Court orders end to prosecution of activist Jestina Mukoko

28 September 2009

Zimbabwe's Supreme Court ordered a permanent stay of the criminal proceedings against prominent human rights activist Jestina Mukoko on Monday.

"Deplorable" death threats from Gambia's president

25 September 2009

Several reported dead in Honduras turmoil

25 September 2009

Five people are reported to have been killed during a week of violent political unrest in Honduras.

Sri Lankan army clashes with detainees

24 September 2009

A detainee was seriously injured and had to be hospitalized as a clash broke out between the Sri Lankan Army and detainees being held at a school in Vavuniya in north-eastern Sri Lanka on Tuesday.

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