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Miami Five wives again denied visas to visit their husbands

26 March 2009

René González and Gerardo Hernández have been imprisoned since 1998 for 'acting as unregistered agents of a foreign government'. Their wives, Cuba

Malaysian opposition newspapers suspended in ongoing government crackdown

25 March 2009

The suspensions appear to be part of an ongoing government led crackdown on an array of perceived opponents, just days before Najib Tun Razak is appointed Prime Minis

Al-Bashir visit to Egypt is a missed opportunity to enforce justice

25 March 2009

Amnesty International says the visit of the Sudanese President to Egypt, should have been an opportunity to enforce the arrest warrant for war crimes issued by the Int

Journalist detained since Sunday in South Korea

25 March 2009

A South Korean television journalist and trade unionist has been held by police after he was arrested on the eve of a strike over wage disputes and government interf

Hearing into deaths in Kosovo could find UN accountable

23 March 2009

Two men were killed during a demonstration in Pristina in February 2007, when Romanian police under the control of the UN fired rubber bullets at the crowd.

Cruel, discriminatory, unfair and degrading – the death penalty in 2008

23 March 2009

More people were executed in Asia than in any other part of the world in 2008. By contrast, in Europe, only one country continues to use the death penalty: Belarus.

Gambia releases opposition leader

23 March 2009

Halifa Sallah is believed to have been arrested for articles he wrote criticising the use of witch doctors by the Gambian government.

Shi'a men and teenagers held incommunicado by Saudi Arabian authorities

23 March 2009

At least 10 people were arrested this month after demonstrations against the arrest by security forces of Shi’a visitors to the tomb of the Prophet Muhammad in

UN experts condemn detention of Egyptian blogger

23 March 2009

Experts of the Human Rights Council have concluded that the Egyptian authorities have detained blogger Karim Amer arbitrarily for his online criticisms and for exerc

US teenager killed by police Taser attack

23 March 2009

A 15-year-old boy died after he was shocked with a Taser gun in Michigan.

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