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China urged to release scholar Liu Xiaobo from 'residential surveillance'

7 January 2009

One of China's best-known dissidents has been under house arrest since 8 December, after he signed a campaign for political and rights reform in China, known as Charte

Journalists and humanitarian workers at risk in war-ravaged Somalia

6 January 2009

A worker with the United Nations World Food Programme was killed by unidentified gunmen in southern Somalia, highlights the dangerous environment in which journalists

Cambodian Supreme Court releases scapegoats of trade unionist's murder

5 January 2009

Two men wrongfully convicted of the murder of trade union leader Chea Vichea, have been released on bail after nearly five years in prison.

Israel/OPT: Immediate access to humanitarian workers and observers essential

31 December 2008

As the number of casualties continues to mount, civilians in Gaza are in increasingly dire need of food, medical and other emergency assistance.

End unlawful attacks and meet Gaza's emergency needs

29 December 2008

Palestinian civilians remain at risk of being killed or injured in the Israeli air strikes and are increasingly lacking adequate medical care food, medicines, electr

Civilians must be protected in Gaza and Israel

28 December 2008

Amnesty International has called on Israeli forces and Palestinian armed groups to immediately halt the unlawful attacks carried out as part of an escalation of violen

Abductees found in police custody in Zimbabwe

24 December 2008

Jestina Mukoko, the director of the Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP), who was abducted from her home on 3 December, has been left by her abductors at Matapi Police Stati

Zimbabwe - a population on the edge of collapse

24 December 2008

Zimbabweans are facing yet another difficult year in 2009, unless a political settlement is found to arrest the fast deteriorating socio-economic conditions in the c

China urged to release scholar Liu Xiaobo

23 December 2008

After more than 14 days in detention, it appears that Chinese authorities intend to seriously prosecute the dissident literary scholar, Liu Xiaobo.

Cambodian Supreme Court will review trade union leader’s murder

23 December 2008

Two men convicted of the murder of a trade union activist after a seriously flawed criminal investigation and a grossly unfair trial will have their case heard by the

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