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World's biggest arms traders promise global arms treaty

30 October 2009

The vast majority of governments – 153 in total - agreed a timetable to establish a "strong and robust" Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) at the United Nations on Friday.

Belarus man loses death sentence appeal

29 October 2009

Andrei Zhuk becomes the second person to have his death sentence upheld in Belarus within the last month.

Obama should follow UN lead on Cuba embargo

29 October 2009

In a record vote of the UN General Assembly, 187 countries said the US should end its embargo against Cuba

Ayatollah must retract Iran election comments

29 October 2009

Amnesty International is calling on Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to immediately retract his statement on Wednesday that criticising the outcome of June’s presidential election is a crime.

Taleban must immediately stop targeting civilians in Afghanistan

28 October 2009

Amnesty International has condemned the Taleban's attack on a guesthouse hosting staff from the United Nations in Kabul, that killed at least six civilian UN staff.

Sri Lanka must investigate death threats against two more journalists

28 October 2009

Two female editors at national newspaper the Sunday Leader have received death threats. The paper's founder and former Editor-in-Chief was murdered in January.

Deadly bombing in Pakistan condemned

28 October 2009

At least 80 civilians were killed and 200 injured when a car bomb exploded in the busy Peepal Market in the city of Peshawar. No group has yet claimed responsibility.

Indonesian political activist faces death threats

28 October 2009

Yoab Syatfle, a political activist in the Indonesian province of West Papua, has received six anonymous SMS messages warning him that he will be killed if he leaves his home.

Death row prisoner in Sudan bore marks of torture

28 October 2009

Amnesty International said that the Sudanese government was responsible for the death and ill-treatment of Ahmed Suleiman Sulman, who died from tuberculosis in police custody last week.

Mexico must investigate torture of two peasant farmers

28 October 2009

Two members of a peasant organization in Chiapas State, currently held in a state prison, were blindfolded, bound and beaten during their interrogation.

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