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Egypt must halt execution of man accused of murder

12 March 2010

Amnesty International has made an urgent personal appeal to Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak to prevent the execution of a man who is believed to have been wrongly convicted of murder.

USA urged to confront shocking maternal mortality rate

12 March 2010

Amnesty International called on US President Barack Obama to tackle soaring rates of maternal mortality and pregnancy-related complications that particularly affect those in poverty.

Attack on Pakistani humanitarian workers 'major setback' to human rights

12 March 2010

Insurgent groups in Pakistan must stop targeting humanitarian agencies that are trying to provide assistance to the country's poor, said Amnesty International after six NGO workers were killed in the country’s northwest region.

Palestinian journalists targeted

12 March 2010

Amnesty International calls on the Palestinian and Israeli authorities to release all journalists who are being detained for carrying out their legitimate professional activities, amid continuing harassment of media workers in the region.

Kenyan investigation into alleged police killings must be impartial

12 March 2010

Amnesty International has called for the promised investigation into the alleged killing by Kenyan police of seven men to be impartial, independent and for the results to be made public.

Egyptian man executed amid questions over murder conviction

12 March 2010

An Egyptian man, who may have been wrongfully convicted of murder, was hanged in Cairo on Wednesday morning, Amnesty International has learned.

Italian authorities urged to stop forced evictions of Roma

11 March 2010

Amnesty International has called for a review of a controversial housing plan that has resulted in the forced eviction of hundreds of Roma and paves the way for thousands more.

The wrong answer: Italy's 'Nomad Plan' violates the housing rights of Roma in Rome

11 March 2010

The "Nomad Plan" is the first scheme to have been developed using special powers provided by a Presidential decree which declared a "Nomad Emergency" in May 2008.

Sri Lanka urged to end witch hunt against the media and NGOs

11 March 2010

The Sri Lankan government should end its harassment of journalists and activists and take steps against those making threats, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said in a joint statement.

Iranian football journalist released after hunger strike

11 March 2010

Amnesty International has welcomed the release of an Iranian football journalist who was detained for publishing posters supporting an Iranian-Azerbaijani football team.

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