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Bangladesh urged to lift ban on extrajudicial executions exhibition

23 March 2010

Hours before the 'Crossfire' exhibition was due to open at a special ceremony in Dhaka, police moved in and demanded that the organizers cancel it.

Kazakhstani authorities must tackle police brutality

22 March 2010

A new Amnesty International report documents the pervasiveness of torture and other ill-treatment in the criminal justice system and the persistence of impunity for such actions.

Israel must allow Palestinians access to adequate water supplies

22 March 2010

On World Water Day Israeli authorities have been urged to end discriminatory practices against Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

Belarus carries out two executions

22 March 2010

Andrei Zhuk and Vasily Yuzepchuk were sentenced to death in 2009 for separate crimes but had been sharing a death row cell in Minsk.

Malawian men facing trial for 'gross indecency' must be released

22 March 2010

Amnesty International calls on the Malawian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release two men, after a judge ruled that they will face trial in April on charges of “gross indecency”.

Election observers must monitor human rights during Sudanese elections

19 March 2010

An increase in harassment, arbitrary arrests, detentions, torture and other ill-treatment by security forces is anticipated ahead of April's elections.

Open letter on death penalty in Taiwan

18 March 2010

President Ma Ying-jeou urged to ensure that the country's de facto moratorium on executions remains in place.

Cuba's 'ladies in white' at risk of beatings and intimidation

18 March 2010

President Raúl Castro has been urged to ensure the safety of a group of female relatives of prisoners of conscience.

Saudi Arabia 'sorcery' death sentence upheld

18 March 2010

If the higher courts reject his appeal, former televison presenter 'Ali Hussain Sibat could be executed at any time.

Fears for Kurdish minority activist detained incommunicado in Syria

18 March 2010

It is not known why 'Abed al-Hafith 'Abed al-Rahman is being detained or whether any charges have been brought against him.

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