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Hundreds left homeless in Cambodia after forced eviction

27 January 2009

Cambodian security forces and demolition workers carried out the evictions of 152 families from Dey Kraham community in the early hours of Saturday.

Human rights activist assassinated in Brazil

27 January 2009

The vice-president of the Workers' Party in the Brazilian state of Pernambuco and human rights activist was assassinated on Saturday.

EU ministers urged to help close Guantánamo

26 January 2009

A coalition of human rights organizations is calling on EU foreign ministers to help by offering humanitarian protection to detainees at risk of torture or other seri

Israel must disclose weapons used in Gaza

26 January 2009

Disclosure of weapons and munitions used by the Israeli armed forces, would mean that medical staff were better equipped to treat victims of the three week military ca

Gaza returning to 'normality' in the face of destruction and anxiety

26 January 2009

As people try to put their lives back together, the threat of renewed conflict is all too real. The ceasefire has now officially run out, and there is anxiety about

Israeli soldiers leave Gaza homes in devastated condition

23 January 2009

Houses have been looted, vandalized and desecrated. Israeli soldiers have left behind not only mounds of litter and excrement but ammunition and other military equipme

USA: Move to suspend military tribunals a positive first step

22 January 2009

Amnesty International has welcomed the new US administration’s moves to suspend military commission proceedings at Guantánamo as a “positive sign&

Colombian military should not try key human rights case

22 January 2009

Retired army colonel Luis Alfonso Plazas Vega is currently on trial in the civilian courts for his alleged part in the enforced disappearance of 11 people in 1985.

Lives lost, lives destroyed in Gaza

22 January 2009

Amnesty International's fact-finding team has visited refugee camps and spoken to survivors of the Israeli bombardments during the three week long conflict which bega

Mandatory death penalty ruled unconstitutional in Uganda

22 January 2009

The Supreme Court of Uganda has ruled however, that the death penalty per se remains constitutional.

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