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European states must stop the imminent forcible return of Iraqis

7 June 2010

Amnesty International has called on four European states to immediately stop the forcible return of individuals to Iraq, because their human rights are at serious risk if they are returned to the country.  

Democratic Republic of the Congo must investigate activist’s death

3 June 2010

The Congolese government must immediately launch a thorough, impartial and independent investigation into the death of one of the country’s leading human rights activists, Amnesty International has said.

Malawi couple could face further harassment

2 June 2010

Amnesty International has warned that a Malawian couple given a presidential pardon following their conviction of “gross indecency” and “unnatural acts” could face further harassment unless the law is changed.

Turkish officials convicted over activist's death

2 June 2010

Amnesty International has welcomed the conviction of 19 Turkish officials found guilty of causing the death of a political activist in a landmark torture case.

Israeli authorities urged to commission international inquiry

1 June 2010

Amnesty International's interim Secretary General called for an international inquiry into the deaths caused by the raid on the aid flotilla in international waters outside Gaza on Monday.

Libya executes 18 by firing squad

1 June 2010

Amnesty International has condemned the reported execution by firing squad of 18 people in Libya on Sunday.

Suffocating Gaza - the Israeli blockade's effects on Palestinians

1 June 2010

Israel's military blockade of Gaza has left more than 1.4 million Palestinian men, women and children trapped in the Gaza Strip, an area of land just 40 kilometres long and 9.5 kilometres wide.

Israeli killings of Gaza ship activists must be investigated

31 May 2010

Amnesty International has called for Israel to launch an immediate, credible and independent investigation into the killing by its armed forces of at least 10 activists on boats protesting the Israeli blockade on the Gaza Strip.

City officials convicted over deadly Cairo rockslide

28 May 2010

Amnesty International has welcomed the holding to account of eight Cairo city officials convicted of negligence over the deaths of at least 119 people in a rockslide that hit a Cairo slum in September 2008.

Peru must drop charges against Indigenous leader

28 May 2010

Amnesty International has urged the Peruvian authorities to drop unsubstantiated charges against a prominent Indigenous leader, who was detained on his return to the country this week after almost a year in Nicaragua.

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