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Guatemalan activists receive death threats by text message

7 May 2009

Nine activists working for two prominent human rights organizations in Guatemala have received dozens of death threats by SMS text messages.

Migrants put at risk as border disputes delay rescue efforts

7 May 2009

The lives of migrants and asylum-seekers have been put at risk by a squabble between the Italian and Maltese authorities over their obligations to respond to maritim

Concern grows for British woman held in Laos

6 May 2009

The case of a British woman facing a possible death sentence in Laos for drug offences highlights a justice system shrouded in secrecy.

International protests against execution of Delara Darabi

6 May 2009

The laying of white lilies in front of the Iranian embassy in London by Amnesty International's secretary General Irene Khan, is one of many protests planned worldwid

UN review examines 16 more countries' human rights records

6 May 2009

The human rights records of 16 countries are up for review at the fifth session of the Universal Periodic Review Working Group of the UN Human Rights Council.

Zimbabwean human rights and political activists released

6 May 2009

Fifteen of the eighteen Zimbabwean human rights and political activists who were re-detained yesterday have now been released on bail, though three remain in custody

No freedom – journalists stopped from doing their jobs

3 May 2009

Press Freedom Day, 3 May, has, for a number of years, been a day in which journalists and media workers marked the deaths of increasing numbers of their colleagues a

Zimbabwean teachers working in fear

1 May 2009

Despite the creation of a power-sharing government in February 2009, teachers in Zimbabwe continue to be victims of harassment and intimidation.

Turkish trade unionists once again banned from Istanbul central square

1 May 2009

Trade unionists in Turkey have once again been refused permission to hold a demonstration on May Day in the central Taksim Square in Istanbul.

Delara Darabi executed in Iran

1 May 2009

Iranian authorities executed Delara Darabi on Friday morning, Amnesty International has revealed.

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