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Lives in danger as European governments deny refugees protection

19 June 2009

Tunisia’s economic performance hides dire human rights situation

19 June 2009

Opposition leaders detained in Iran

19 June 2009

Iran: Khamenei’s speech gives legitimacy to police brutality

19 June 2009

This morning’s speech by Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, indicates the authorities’ readiness to launch violent crackdowns if people con

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

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