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Equatorial Guinea urged to retry Nigerian coup suspects

21 May 2010

Seven people were sentenced to 12 years each on charges related to their alleged involvement in an attack on the presidential palace in Malabo last year.

Mexico urged to release imprisoned community leaders on hunger strike

21 May 2010

Sara López, Joaquín Aguilar and Guadalupe Borja, who have refused food for a week, are being detained for campaigning against high electricity prices.

Bahrain authorities must investigate shooting of protester

20 May 2010

Amnesty International has urged the Bahraini authorities to conduct an independent investigation into the shooting of an anti-government protester in disputed circumstances.

Malawian couple sentenced to 14 years hard labour for 'gross indecency'

20 May 2010

Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza were arrested in December two days after holding an engagement ceremony.

Shooting of Colombian human rights activist condemned

20 May 2010

The Colombian authorities must investigate the killing of a human rights defender who was campaigning against abuses committed by paramilitaries and the security forces in the north-western region of Sucre.

French politicians urged to reject ban on full face veils

19 May 2010

The proposal put forward by the government would prohibit the wearing anywhere in public of any form of clothing intended to conceal one's face. 

Zimbabwe's 700,000 victims of forced eviction still ignored five years on

18 May 2010

Authorities must protect people left to survive in substandard settlements after they were made homeless by Operation Murambatsvina.

Human rights groups condemn two new Belarus death sentences

18 May 2010

Amnesty International, the Belarusian Helsinki Committee and the Human Rights Centre “Vyasna” have condemned the death sentences handed down to two men convicted of murder in the city of Grodno.

Thai military must halt reckless use of lethal force

18 May 2010

Amnesty International urges the Thai military to stop firing ammunition in Bangkok, where anti-government protesters are gathered.

Sudanese authorities shut newspaper in crackdown

18 May 2010

Four members of staff were also arrested during a late night raid by security forces on the offices of opposition daily Rai Al Shaab.

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