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Trade unionists sentenced to jail in Tunisia

15 December 2008

A court in Tunisia has handed down sentences of up to 10 years' imprisonment against 33 workers and trade union activists after an unfair trial.

Amid new releases, government critic allowed to leave

15 December 2008

The Libyan authorities have allowed political reform activist Idriss Boufayed to travel to Switzerland to seek medical treatment for cancer.

Calls for Government of Japan to respond to resolutions calling for justice

13 December 2008

One year on from European Union resolution, calls continue for Japanese Government formally to acknowledge, apologise, and accept responsibility for its Imperial Armed

Spain prepares to extradite Chechen to torture risk in Russia

12 December 2008

The Spanish authorities approved the extradition of Murad Gasayev to the Russian Federation, where he would be at great risk of torture, on Friday afternoon.

Brazil's Supreme Court upholds rights of Indigenous Peoples

12 December 2008

A vote in Brazil’s Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the rights of Indigenous Peoples in the reservation of Raposa Serra do Sol on the frontier between Brazil

Fired Up for human rights in pictures

12 December 2008

Hundreds of people around the world have taken part in actions to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

No room in human rights for spectators

12 December 2008

Irene Khan has told the United Nations Human Rights Council that it has a fundamental role to play as the moral voice of the international community.

Greek police use punitive violence against peaceful demonstrators

11 December 2008

Eyewitness statements present mounting evidence of police beating and ill-treating peaceful participants of anti-government demonstrations.

Access to justice for all rights becomes a reality

11 December 2008

The international community has adopted a historic instrument that secures access to justice for everyone whose economic, social and cultural rights are violated and

Time for a global response to global problems

10 December 2008

Irene Khan writes about the continuing human rights issues around the world as Amnesty International celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Hu

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