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Iran executes five political prisoners

11 May 2010

The four Kurdish political activists and an Iranian man were all convicted of "moharebeh" (enmity against God).

Jailed Syrian lawyer wins top human rights award

11 May 2010

Muhannad al-Hassani, who has defended human rights and challenged the country's oppressive legal framework, is to receive the 2010 Martin Ennals Award.

Mexican authorities must help community under siege by armed group

11 May 2010

Those people trying to break the blockade of the 700-strong San Juan Copala community have been threatened, attacked or killed.

Killing of civilians in Iraq attacks condemned as 'war crimes'

11 May 2010

A series of suicide bombings and shootings by armed groups on Monday left over 100 people dead and 350 wounded.

Egypt urged to lift state of emergency

11 May 2010

Egyptian authorities have rushed through parliament a two-year extension to emergency laws that have been used to crackdown on peaceful opposition protests.

Iran must allow detained filmmaker to appear at Cannes

11 May 2010

Amnesty International has urged Iran to release a filmmaker accused of criticizing the authorities and allow him to attend this week's Cannes Film Festival, where he has been invited as a member of the festival jury.

Egyptian families at risk of forced evictions over road project

10 May 2010

Around 200 homes in Port Said's Zerzara slums may be demolished by the authorities, to improve access to a new housing development.

Iranian authorities must end secrecy surrounding executions of Afghans

9 May 2010

Amnesty International is urging the Iranian authorities to reveal how many Afghan nationals it is holding on death row amid reports 45 Afghans may have been executed in Iran in recent weeks.

Philippines election marred by political killings

7 May 2010

Candidates in the Philippines presidential election should outline their plans to combat political violence which has resulted in the killing of at least five candidates and 16 campaign organizers this year.

Lithuania's Baltic Pride march gets green light

7 May 2010

Amnesty International has welcomed a Lithuanian court decision to allow Saturday's 2010 Baltic Pride march in Vilnius to go ahead.

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