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African Human Rights Defenders acknowledge gains but concerns remain deep…

27 April 2009

Human rights defenders from across Africa say they remain deeply concerned by the threats, harassment, intimidation and physical violence they continue to face in ca

Israeli army must make public findings of its probe into Gaza conflict

24 April 2009

The Israel Defense Forces' probe has concluded that it committed no human rights violations and made only rare mistakes, some of which may have resulted in the killing

Civilian casualties continue to mount in Sri Lanka

24 April 2009

The United Nations (UN) now estimates that more than 6,500 civilians have died and 13000 injured in the fighting in the north eastern region of Sri Lanka.

Repression of peaceful protests in Mauritania

23 April 2009

The Mauritanian authorities have violently cracked down on two peaceful demonstrations this month.

Lebanon's politicians urged to focus on human rights in election campaigns

23 April 2009

Amnesty International has written an open letter to Lebanon's political leaders calling on them to put human rights at the centre of their election campaign.

Further US torture revelations highlight need for independent commission of inquiry

23 April 2009

Condoleezza Rice approved the use of “water-boarding” in 2002 according to information released on Wednesday by the US Senate Select Committee on Intelli

No justice for the victims of NATO bombings

23 April 2009

Ten years on, no-one has been held to account for the NATO attack on the Serbian state radio and television building that left 16 civilians dead.

Pakistanis abused by Taleban speak out

23 April 2009

People living in Buner, just 60 miles from the Pakistan capital Islamabad, have revealed how abusive and repressive Taleban groups have seized the area, imposing thei

Prime Minister of Kurdistan Region of Iraq commits to human rights

23 April 2009

Nechirvan Barzani promised to make the security forces accountable for cases of arbitrary detention, torture, enforced disappearances and other ill-treatment.

Turkey fails to protect asylum-seekers

22 April 2009

The Turkish government's disregard for international law is shown by its persistence in forcibly returning people to countries where their lives may be at risk.

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