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Irene Khan talks about Zimbabwe

18 June 2009

Amnesty International's high level mission to Zimbabwe found a country in human rights and economic crisis.

Iranian authorities must respect and nurture debate

18 June 2009

In this editorial piece, Amnesty International's Secretary General Irene Khan considers the consequences of Iran's 'stolen election', the government's abuse of human r

Zimbabwe's progress on human rights 'woefully slow'

18 June 2009

Amnesty International Secretary General Irene Khan concludes the organization's six-day high level mission to Zimbabwe, a country where serious and persistent human ri

Without justice there can be no real healing in Zimbabwe

18 June 2009

As her high level mission to Zimbabwe concludes, Amnesty International's Secretary General Irene Khan issues this public statement about the country's human rights sit

Arrests and killings rise as election protests grip Iran

17 June 2009

Demonstrations against Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s disputed election victory have spread to all corners of the country.

Homophobic law passed in Lithuania

17 June 2009

The Lithuanian parliament has passed a law that prohibits the discussion of homosexuality in schools and bans any reference to it in public information that can be v

Belfast Roma attacks highlight European racism issue

17 June 2009

The latest spate of racist attacks on over 100 Romanian people in Northern Ireland is part of a growing trend of discrimination against Roma people across Europe, Am

Prominent human rights lawyer arrested in Viet Nam

16 June 2009

Public security police arrested a prominent human rights lawyer in Viet Nam on Saturday for "colluding with domestic and foreign reactionaries to sabotage the V

Violence against demonstrators marks new presidential term in Iran

15 June 2009

Thousands of demonstrators faced a violent response when they took to the streets in Iran on Saturday to protest against the announcement of the victory of incumbent

Iran : Violence against demonstrators marks new presidential term

14 June 2009

The Iranian authorities must start an immediate investigation into the security forces’ violent handling of thousands of demonstrators who took to the streets

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