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Former Argentine president jailed for crimes against humanity

21 April 2010

Amnesty International has welcomed the conviction of Reynaldo Bignone, who was found guilty of torture, murder and several kidnappings that occured during the 1970s.

Egyptian politician calls for protesters to be shot

20 April 2010

National Democratic Party (NDP) representative Hassan Nash'at el-Qassas is said to have called for force to be used against those calling for political reform.

Sri Lanka's new parliament must drop emergency laws

20 April 2010

The laws grant sweeping powers of detention, permit the use of secret prisons and encourage torture, enforced disappearances and other abuses.

Zimbabwean police must end intimidation of activists

20 April 2010

Amnesty International has urged the Zimbabwe police to end their intimidation of activists and stop preventing them from exercising their right to peaceful assembly.

Iraq urged to investigate secret prison allegations

19 April 2010

Amnesty International has called on the Iraqi authorities to investigate allegations that security forces tortured hundreds of Sunni detainees at a secret prison in Baghdad.

Somalia's al-Shabab group urged to free human rights activist

19 April 2010

Alin Hilowle Hassan, director of Isha, a human rights organization in the Bay and Bakool region of southern Somalia, was captured at his home in Baidoa.

Increasing attacks on Pakistan civilians are possible war crimes

19 April 2010

Insurgent groups have been condemned for killing 65 people in the recent bombings of a displaced people's camp, a school and a bazaar.

Photos show life in Zimbabwe after 30 years of independence

18 April 2010

The images offer a glimpse into the daily lives of people housed in settlements since 2005's mass forced evictions.

Dow cannot run from the legacy of Bhopal by sponsoring 'Run For Water' events

16 April 2010

The chemical company has been warned it cannot escape responsibility for the ongoing impacts of the 1984 gas leak by sponsoring an event that highlights water scarcity.

Ukrainian authorities respond to Amnesty International's human rights challenge

15 April 2010

The Ukrainian authorities have vowed to ensure accountability for human rights violations in response to Amnesty International’s recommendations to the newly-elected president.

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