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Saudi Arabia executes three more foreign nationals

5 November 2009

Amnesty International has strongly condemned the beheading of two Sri Lankan nationals and one Indian national in the city of Jeddah this week.

Côte d'Ivoire authorities must ensure toxic waste compensation reaches victims

5 November 2009

Amnesty International has urged that $45 million compensation paid by an oil trading company to victims of one of the worst toxic dumping scandals in recent years must reach the people to whom it is owed.

Veteran human rights lawyer faces up to 15 years in Syrian prison

4 November 2009

Amnesty International believes that charges have been brought against Haytham al-Maleh simply because he exercised his right to freedom of expression.

African governments must reaffirm commitment to International Criminal Court

4 November 2009

Government representatives meeting in Addis Ababa have been urged by Amnesty International to clearly state they would prevent any officials accused of genocide, crimes against humanity or war crimes from seeking safe haven in their countries.

Acts of torture by Guyanese police must be punished

4 November 2009

Amnesty International has urged the Guyanese authorities to charge police officers involved in the torture and ill-treatment of three individuals who were detained in relation to a murder investigation.

Spain must investigate torture allegations

3 November 2009

Spanish authorities need to reform the current system of investigating allegations of torture and other ill-treatment from security forces, Amnesty International has said.

Iranian activist banned from receiving human rights award in Geneva

3 November 2009

A longstanding travel ban on journalist Emadeddin Baghi, has prevented him from travelling to Switzerland to recieve his Martin Ennals prize in person.

UN General Assembly must end war crimes whitewash

3 November 2009

Judge Richard Goldstone's report on war crimes committed in Gaza and southern Israel is to be debated by the General Assembly this week. Amnesty International has urged the UN to grasp the opportunity to address accountability.

Four Tanzanians sentenced to death for killing an albino man

3 November 2009

Amnesty International has welcomed the government's efforts to bring the killers to justice but has said that it deplores the use of the death penalty.

Demolition set to leave hundreds homeless in Nigeria

3 November 2009

Hundreds of people have been forced from their homes to make way for a commercial development in Rivers State, Nigeria, Amnesty International has learned.

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