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Arms embargo vital as Gaza civilian toll mounts

15 January 2009

At least 900 Palestinians have so far been killed, as more foreign weaponry and other military equipment is being used to fuel the fighting.

Papuans face prison in Indonesia for raising a flag

15 January 2009

Papua's High Court has extended the prison sentences of 11 protesters who were appealing their conviction merely because they displayed a banned flag. 

Shelling of UN compound must be investigated

15 January 2009

Israeli army shells are reported to have struck a United Nations compound in Gaza City on Thursday morning, injuring three people.

Obama's first 100 days

15 January 2009

We are not expecting the impossible from President Obama's first 100 days in office. Watch this video and take action.

Growing calls for investigations and accountability in Gaza conflict

14 January 2009

As evidence of war crimes and crimes against humanity mounts daily in Gaza, there are growing calls for an investigation into the conduct of all parties to the confl

Women's rights activist detained in China

14 January 2009

Authorities in Shanghai detained a prominent female activist on Monday and assigned her to seven days administrative detention.

Jestina Mukoko still in custody – African leaders silent

14 January 2009

Zimbabwean human rights activist Jestina Mukoko was abducted from her home by armed state security agents, at around 5am on 3 December 2008.

Video: The human rights implications of the Israel/Gaza conflict

14 January 2009

Amnesty International's Philip Luther explains the human rights issues involved in the Israel/Gaza conflict.

Thai security forces systematically torture in southern counter-insurgency

13 January 2009

People are being brutally beaten, burnt with candles, buried up to their necks in the ground, subjected to electric shocks and exposed to intense heat or cold, accor

China blocks Amnesty International website

13 January 2009

In a recent effort to clean up 'vulgar' internet content, the Chinese authorities have targeted many other sites including MSN, Baidu and Google.

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