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General during Argentina's military dictatorship sentenced to life in prison

14 August 2009

Santiago Omar Riveros, who ran a detention centre, was found guilty of torturing and beating to death a 15 year old boy. He is also accused of over 40 crimes against humanity involving victims of the era's so-called "disappeared".

Pressure mounts as time is running out for justice for 'Comfort Women'

14 August 2009

Women who faced abuse and sexual slavery at the hand of the Japanese Imperial army during the Second World War, have now been waiting 64 years for an official apology and adequate reparations.

Tunisian national released on bail after forcible return from Italy

13 August 2009

Ali Ben Sassi Toumi has been accused of 'membership of a terrorist organization', 'providing expertise and logistical support to a terrorist organization' and fraud.

A further 160 families in Cambodia face forced eviction

13 August 2009

A further 160 families in Cambodia are to be forcibly evicted from their homes without being given adequate alternative housing or just compensation.

Iran must open Tehran trial to international observers

12 August 2009

Over 100 people are on trial for fomenting protests against the disputed result of Iran's 12 June presidential election. Amnesty International has challenged the Iranian authorities to open up the court to international observers.

Russia must end impunity for murder of human rights activists

12 August 2009

Zarema Sadulayeva, head of the Russian charity, Let's Save the Children, is the latest human rights activist to be murdered in Chechnya.

Afghanistan journalists caught between the government and the Taleban

12 August 2009

Journalists in Afghanistan face increasing threats and attacks from both government officials and the Taleban in the run-up to the presidential elections on 20 August.

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s new sentence 'shameful'

11 August 2009

Myanmar's pro-democracy leader has been sentenced to a further 18 months’ house arrest. She has been detained for over 13 of the past 20 years, mostly under house arrest.

Concerns grow for detained Iranian residents of Iraq's Camp Ashraf

11 August 2009

Thirty-six Iranians, detained by Iraqi security forces since 28 July, remain at risk of being forcibly returned to Iran where they could face torture or execution.

Zimbabwe student leaders released on bail

10 August 2009

Four student leaders arrested and detained last week while addressing students at the University of Zimbabwe, Harare, have been released.

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