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Chinese activists under threat after Obama visit

20 November 2009

Chinese authorities must stop the harassment and arbitrary detention of dozens of human rights lawyers and activists who were targeted during US President Obama’s visit.

Ohio moves to resume executions under new protocol

20 November 2009

Singapore defamation case threatens press freedom

19 November 2009

A magazine and its editor have agreed to pay S$405,000 (Approximately US$290,000) following a fine by the country’s highest court for alleged defamation.

Soldiers convicted for ill-treatment of conscientious objector in Turkey

19 November 2009

Egyptian Military Court of Appeals fails to rectify injustice

19 November 2009

Amnesty International condemns the failure of Egypt's military appeals court to overturn sentences imposed on leading members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood organization after unfair trials.

Haiti government must eradicate child slavery

18 November 2009

Authorities in Haiti must enact legislation to protect children working as domestic help in conditions that amount to slavery, said Amnesty International ahead of Universal Children’s Day.

Australian government must end state-sponsored racially discriminatory measures

18 November 2009

Amnesty International's Secretary General Irene Khan has warned the Australian government not to squander a unique opportunity to right historic wrongs.

Jordan must fully investigate suspected police killings

18 November 2009

Two men have died in one week after they were allegedly beaten by police officers. Amnesty International has called for full and independent investigations into their deaths.

Afghanistan's President Karzai must commit to human rights

18 November 2009

Amnesty International has urged newly re-elected President Hamid Karzai to prioritize human rights and the rule of law in his second term.

Future of Guantánamo detainees must be resolved

18 November 2009

President Barack Obama has acknowledged that his administration will not meet his deadline for the closure of the military facility in Cuba.

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