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Egyptian Military Court of Appeals fails to rectify injustice

19 November 2009

Amnesty International condemns the failure of Egypt's military appeals court to overturn sentences imposed on leading members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood organization after unfair trials.

Haiti government must eradicate child slavery

18 November 2009

Authorities in Haiti must enact legislation to protect children working as domestic help in conditions that amount to slavery, said Amnesty International ahead of Universal Children’s Day.

Australian government must end state-sponsored racially discriminatory measures

18 November 2009

Amnesty International's Secretary General Irene Khan has warned the Australian government not to squander a unique opportunity to right historic wrongs.

Jordan must fully investigate suspected police killings

18 November 2009

Two men have died in one week after they were allegedly beaten by police officers. Amnesty International has called for full and independent investigations into their deaths.

Afghanistan's President Karzai must commit to human rights

18 November 2009

Amnesty International has urged newly re-elected President Hamid Karzai to prioritize human rights and the rule of law in his second term.

Future of Guantánamo detainees must be resolved

18 November 2009

President Barack Obama has acknowledged that his administration will not meet his deadline for the closure of the military facility in Cuba.

Iranian authorities must investigate death of detention centre doctor

18 November 2009

Dr Ramin Pourandarjani had allegedly received threats to deter him from revealing the extent of abuse that had taken place at Kahrizak detention centre.

Cairo's poorest risk being buried alive in their homes

17 November 2009

The Egyptian authorities must take immediate and inclusive steps to protect Cairo's poorest inhabitants living in "unsafe areas", according to a new Amnesty International report.

No justice for grieving victims of police killings in Mozambique

16 November 2009

Amnesty International has urged the authorities in Mozambique to properly investigate and prosecute police officers suspected of unlawful killings.

US must reform Afghanistan detention policy as new facility opens

16 November 2009

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