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Tunisian trade unionists' appeal postponed

13 January 2009

The appeal hearing of 33 Tunisian workers and trade union activists has been postponed until 3 February.

Firm action urged to ensure accountability in Gaza conflict

12 January 2009

Amnesty International has written to the United Nations Security Council calling for the establishment of full accountability for crimes committed in Gaza conflict a

President-elect Obama urged to halt Guantánamo trial

12 January 2009

Barack Obama is being urged to back up his pledge to close the detention facility at Guantánamo Bay by calling a halt to a military commission trial scheduled

Guatemala's President must act to avert crisis

12 January 2009

A year into Alvaro Colom's term as Guatemala's President, more action needs to be taken to build on his promising commitments to improve human rights in the country.

Death sentences commuted in Ghana – time for abolition

9 January 2009

The outgoing President of Ghana, John Kufuor, commuted all death sentences in the country.

President-elect Barack Obama: set a date to close Guantánamo

9 January 2009

Activists demand the closure of Guantánamo on the seventh anniversary of the first transfers of detainees to the US detention facility in Cuba.

Gaza civilians endangered by the military tactics of both sides

8 January 2009

Both Israeli soldiers and Palestinian fighters are endangering the lives of Palestinian civilians – including by using them as human shields, says Amnesty Intern

Ghana's new President must commit to human rights

8 January 2009

Professor John Evans Atta Mills must make human rights central to his political programme. In a new document, Amnesty International has highlighted seven key human rig

Ethiopian parliament adopts repressive new NGO law

8 January 2009

The Charities and Societies Proclamation law could criminalise the human rights activities of both foreign and domestic non-governmental organizations.

Iranian Aids doctors tried in closed hearing

8 January 2009

Detained without charge for six months, brothers Arash and Kamiar Alaei could now face up to ten years in prison for 'cooperation' with an 'enemy government'.

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