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Ukraine must comply with Court ruling on Belarusian rock musician

11 December 2009

A European Court of Human Rights ruling has called for the release of Belarusian opposition activist and musician Igor Koktysh, detained in Ukraine since 2007, pending extradition to Belarus.

Post-election Iran violations among worst in 20 years

10 December 2009

New report details abuse before, during and after the June election, when authorities deployed the Basij militia and Revolutionary Guards to suppress mass protests against its outcome.

Women on the frontline for human rights

10 December 2009

To mark World Human Rights Day, Amnesty International spoke to three women who put their lives on the line in defence of human rights.

Death sentences over Saudi 'sorcery' claims

10 December 2009

Lebanese national 'Ali Hussain Sibat and another unidentified man, could be executed at any time if their sentences are upheld by the appeal and Supreme Courts.

Nigerian police 'kill at will'

9 December 2009

Amnesty International has exposed the shocking level of unlawful police killings in Nigeria in a new report.

Blog: My husband's place is not in prison

9 December 2009

Blog written for Amnesty International by Shaimaa, the wife of human rights defender Musaad Suliman Hassan Hussei.

Blog: My son-in-law, the prisoner of conscience

9 December 2009

Blog written by Talib Yakubov, the father-in-law of prisoner of conscience Azam Farmonov.

Former Guantánamo Bay detainees deserve justice in Italy

9 December 2009

Tunisian nationals Adel Ben Mabrouk and Riadh Nasseri are suspected of having committed terrorism-related crimes in Italy prior to being held at the US detention centre.

Mexican civilian authorities must investigate pattern of serious abuses by military

8 December 2009

New evidence of serious human rights violations carried out during military operations to combat organized crime and drug cartels in Mexico has been unveiled in an Amnesty International report.

Philippines must limit Martial Law and disband paramilitaries

8 December 2009

The Philippine authorities should immediately establish a clear and short timetable for an end to martial law in the country’s restive Maguindanao province.

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