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Prominent human rights lawyer murdered in Moscow

19 January 2009

A prominent human rights lawyer with whom Amnesty International had worked on several occasions was shot dead in the centre of Moscow on Monday.

Israel used white phosphorus in Gaza civilian areas

19 January 2009

Amnesty International delegates found still-burning white phosphorus wedges all around densely populated civilian residential areas of Gaza City on Sunday.

Fifty-three death sentences commuted in Zambia

16 January 2009

The President of Zambia has commuted the death sentences of 53 prisoners to custodial sentences.

Sudanese opposition leader arrested

16 January 2009

A Sudanese opposition leader has been arrested after calling on Sudan's president to present himself to the International Criminal Court.

India urged to raise human rights issues in Sri Lanka

15 January 2009

As the Indian Foreign Secretary visits Sri Lanka, an open letter from Amnesty International urges him to raise concerns over the safety of displaced civilians trapped

Are the Mongolian authorities getting away with murder?

15 January 2009

Five people were killed during riots in Mongolia last July. Ten police officers were arrested and charged with premeditated murder but have since been released on bail

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.

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