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G-20 must set the example and clean up their human rights record

28 May 2009

Amnesty International’s Secretary General has called on the G-20 grouping that brings together the world’s leading economies to lead by example and show

Economic crisis reveals deeper human rights problems

28 May 2009

More than six decades of human rights failures by governments have been exacerbated by the world economic crisis, which brought the problems of poverty and inequalit

Empowering the world's poor

27 May 2009

A new Amnesty International campaign will empower "prisoners of poverty" as previous campaigns empowered prisoners of conscience.

Indian doctor Binayak Sen released from prison on bail

26 May 2009

Dr Binayak Sen, who spent two years in an Indian prison as a Prisoner of Conscience, was released on Tuesday after being granted bail by the Supreme Court.

More needed to end violations in Zimbabwe after 100 days

22 May 2009

The inauguration of the Inclusive Government in Zimbabwe brought hope of change, but human rights violations targeted at human rights and political activists persis

UN Human Rights Council should tackle Sri Lanka crisis

22 May 2009

The armed conflict in Sri Lanka appears to have come to an end but a humanitarian crisis continues to unfold in the country. 

President Obama defends Guantánamo closure, but endorses indefinite preventive detention

22 May 2009

US President Barack Obama has restated his commitment to closing the Guantánamo detention facility and to ending the use of the so-called "enhanced inter

Libyan activist dies in hospital in Jordan

21 May 2009

A prominent Libyan political activist died in hospital in Jordan on Thursday following his release from detention in Libya just over two weeks ago.

Tens of thousands caught in crossfire in Niger Delta fighting

21 May 2009

20,000 people who live in Warri South and southwest local government area, in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria, are caught in cross fire between the Joint Task Forc

Troy Davis faces fourth execution date in two years

20 May 2009

US death row prisoner Troy Davis once again faces the prospect of an execution date.

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