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Venezuelan government deliberately targeting opponents

1 April 2010

At least three individuals seen as opposed to President Hugo Chávez were arrested and charged in March alone.

Zimbabwe urged to allow debate on past human rights violations after police block art exhibitions

31 March 2010

Artist Owen Maseko was arrested after participating in a show depicting atrocities that took place in the Matabeleland region in the 1980s.

Philippines move to protect women's rights during armed conflict

31 March 2010

The government has launched a National Action Plan on Women Peace and Security.

Hamas must not carry out executions in Gaza

31 March 2010

High-ranking officials in the de facto administration have signalled their intention to execute those convicted of 'collaboration' with Israel and 'murder'.

Death penalty report: China must end secrecy surrounding sentences and executions

30 March 2010

As Amnesty International publishes its world overview of the death penalty for 2009, the organization challenges the Chinese authorities to reveal how many people they execute and sentence to death

Iran executions send a chilling message

30 March 2010

Recent developments suggest that the authorities are once more using executions to quell political unrest, intimidate the population and send a signal that dissent will not be tolerated.

Malaysia arrests migrants as crackdown continues

29 March 2010

The 140 arrests are part of an announced crackdown on migrants, many of whom come from Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Nepal, who live and work in Malaysia without authorization.

Deadly Moscow subway bomb attacks condemned

29 March 2010

At least 37 people were killed and dozens injured by two explosions within an hour of each other in the city centre.

FARC releases Colombian soldier

29 March 2010

The guerrilla group has been urged to put an immediate and unconditional end to kidnapping and hostage-taking.

Bahrain medics detained for aiding man after anti-government protest

26 March 2010

The men were arrested after they helped Hussain 'Ali Hassan al-Sahlawi, who had been shot and left unconscious by a security official in Karzakan.

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