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Comment: The call from the Swiss minaret

2 December 2009

What does the banning of minarets in Switzerland really mean for Swiss Muslims and what are the implications and lessons for other European countries?

Extra US troops in Afghanistan must not harm Afghan civilians

2 December 2009

Amnesty International has called for a clear, credible mechanism to investigate civilian casualties of military operations, as the US prepares to send in 30,000 more troops.

Saudi Arabian authorities must investigate reported killing of civilians in Yemen

2 December 2009

Analysis: HIV progress blunted by discrimination and sexual violence

1 December 2009

Sri Lankan government must permanently release all civilians

1 December 2009

Switzerland votes against religious freedom

30 November 2009

Amnesty International said it deeply regrets the choice of Swiss voters to introduce a ban on the construction of minarets into the constitution. The ban takes immediate effect.

Climate change deal must ensure the poor are not left out and further disadvantaged

30 November 2009

Political leaders meeting in Copenhagen next week must reach a fair, ambitious and binding deal on climate change, said Amnesty International's Secretary General Irene Khan and former President of Ireland Mary Robinson.

Military shooting in Honduras must be urgently investigated and witnesses protected

30 November 2009

Amnesty International said that it was deeply worried about the safety of victims of and witnesses to a shooting at a military blockade that took place in Tegucigalpa.

Commonwealth leaders must focus on Sri Lanka crisis

27 November 2009

Amnesty International has called on Commonwealth leaders to press the Sri Lankan government about the plight of the displaced.

Alyaksei Bondar

27 November 2009

Blog by youth activist Alyaksei Bondar.

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