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South Korea death penalty abolition set back by Constitutional Court ruling

25 February 2010

In a five to four ruling, the Court stated that capital punishment did not violate "human dignity and worth" protected in the Constitution.

Violence and xenophobia on the rise in Côte d'Ivoire election campaign

25 February 2010

Unrest across the country is linked to calls from supporters of President Gbagbo, for tens of thousands of "foreigners" to be excluded from the electoral roll.

Concern at proposals for the European Court of Human Rights to charge fees

24 February 2010

At a Council of Europe meeting last week, member states voiced support for proposals that individuals should pay to file an application with the Court.

Death of Cuban prisoner of conscience on hunger strike must herald change

24 February 2010

Amnesty International has urged President Raúl Castro to release all prisoners of conscience after Orlando Zapata Tamayo died in Havana on Monday.

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.

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