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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.

Report 2010: Global justice gap condemns millions to abuse

27 May 2010

Amnesty International's annual assessment of the state of the world's human rights, details abuses in 159 countries and shows how power politics are worsening the situation.

Jamaica violence investigation must be thorough

27 May 2010

Dozens of people have been killed in the capital city of Kingston during a security operation to arrest an alleged drug dealer.

Egypt using defamation laws to prosecute dissenting voices

25 May 2010

Amnesty International criticizes the authorities' attempts to silence and harass activists, as the trial of two leading human rights defenders and a prominent blogger begins.

Iraqi authorities must investigate killing of politician

25 May 2010

Bashar Mohammad Hamid al-'Agaidi, who was recently elected to parliament, was shot outside his home in Mosul.

UN move to withdraw from Chad puts thousands at risk

24 May 2010

An imminent UN Security Council resolution to withdraw peacekeeping troops from eastern Chad will put the safety of thousands of refugees and other vulnerable groups at risk.

No justice for late Libyan government critic, one year on

21 May 2010

Amnesty International has again called on the Libyan authorities to investigate the decline in health and eventual death of one of the country's most prominent government critics.

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