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Italian authorities urged to stop forced evictions of Roma

11 March 2010

Amnesty International has called for a review of a controversial housing plan that has resulted in the forced eviction of hundreds of Roma and paves the way for thousands more.

The wrong answer: Italy's 'Nomad Plan' violates the housing rights of Roma in Rome

11 March 2010

The "Nomad Plan" is the first scheme to have been developed using special powers provided by a Presidential decree which declared a "Nomad Emergency" in May 2008.

Sri Lanka urged to end witch hunt against the media and NGOs

11 March 2010

The Sri Lankan government should end its harassment of journalists and activists and take steps against those making threats, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said in a joint statement.

Iranian football journalist released after hunger strike

11 March 2010

Amnesty International has welcomed the release of an Iranian football journalist who was detained for publishing posters supporting an Iranian-Azerbaijani football team.

Myanmar opposition must be free to fight elections

10 March 2010

A new law bars all political prisoners, including detained Nobel Peace-prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, from belonging to a political party.

Azerbaijani bloggers lose appeal against fabricated charges

10 March 2010

Adnan Hajizade and Emin Milli have been sentenced to two and two and a half years respectively after they posted a video critical of the government on YouTube.

Israel urged to stop settlement expansion in East Jerusalem

10 March 2010

Amnesty International urges Israel to cease constructing illegal settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories after a plan to build 1,600 new homes is approved.

Slovakia plans to remove Romani children from their families

9 March 2010

Prime Minister Robert Fico has announced a proposal to take the children from the settlements where they live and place them in boarding schools.

Egypt releases blogger facing trial by military court

9 March 2010

Ahmed Mostafa was facing jail after he after he published a post alleging nepotism within the armed forces.

Rape victims worldwide denied justice and dignity

8 March 2010

To mark International Women's Day, Amnesty International has released two reports looking at sexual violence in Cambodia and the Nordic Countries.

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