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Three killed as Nigerian security forces fire at demonstrators

14 October 2009

Amnesty International has condemned the excessive use of force by some of the members of the Nigerian security forces after three people were shot dead during a protest against demolition of homes in Rivers State.

Latest juvenile execution in Iran condemned

13 October 2009

Behnoud Shojaee, a 21-year-old Iranian, has been executed at Tehran's Evin Prison for a murder he was accused of having committed when he was 17.

Blogger denied freedom to travel outside Cuba

13 October 2009

Yoani Sánchez was due to accept an award for her journalism in New York. This is the fourth time she has been refused permission by the authorities to travel outside Cuba in the past two years.

Amnesty International urges President Obama to build on Nobel Peace Prize win

9 October 2009

US President Barack Obama must keep justice, human rights and the rule of law at the centre of his efforts to promote peace.

Texas execution looms after jury consult Bible

9 October 2009

A Texas man who faces execution after jurors at his trial consulted the Bible when deliberating his fate should have his death sentence commuted, Amnesty International has said.

Honduras must allow journalists to broadcast freely

9 October 2009

Iranian protester's death sentence must be reviewed

9 October 2009

Amnesty International is urging the Iranian authorities to rescind the death sentence imposed on post-election protester Mohammad-Reza Ali-Zamani.

UN event hears the need for human rights in global Arms Trade Treaty

8 October 2009

More than 100 government officials from around the world attended an event at the United Nations where Amnesty International launched a new briefing on the arms trade. 

Displaced Sri Lankans trapped between the military and the impending monsoon

8 October 2009

A quarter of a million Sri Lankans now being held in de facto detention camps are facing a humanitarian disaster as monsoon rains threaten to flood camps.

Guinea: Military and police weapons transfers must be suspended

8 October 2009

Amnesty International has called on all states to suspend international supplies of military and police weaponry, munitions and other equipment that could be used to commit human rights violations by Guinean security forces.

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