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Remaining political prisoners freed in Zimbabwe

14 May 2009

The remaining three of 18 political and human rights activists who were re-detained in Zimbabwe last week have all been released on bail.

Baltic Pride march banned in Latvia

14 May 2009

The planned Baltic Pride march due to take place on Saturday in Riga, Latvia, has been banned.

UN Security Council must step in to support Aung San Suu Kyi

14 May 2009

Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi faces trial on Monday after an American man is alleged to have swum across the lake in front of her house and stayed there

US blocks publication of detainee abuse photos

14 May 2009

The US administration moved on Thursday to block publication of photographs depicting abuse of detainees in US custody in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Sri Lankan government and LTTE must heed demands from UN Security Council

14 May 2009

The Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) must allow tens of thousands of civilians to leave the 'No Fire Zone', Amnesty Internation

UN Security Council must act to save civilians in Sri Lanka

13 May 2009

Amnesty International urged the UN Security Council to take action after at least 35 people were reported to have been killed in northern Sri Lanka in an attack on a

Baltic Pride march in Latvia under threat

13 May 2009

A lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) pride march planned to take place this weekend in Riga, Latvia has been thrown into doubt after local councillors att

Roxana Saberi released from jail in Iran

12 May 2009

US-Iranian journalist Roxana Saberi was released from jail in Iran on Monday following international and domestic protests at her detention.

Juveniles among five men beheaded in Saudi Arabia

12 May 2009

Two men who were juveniles at the time of their alleged crimes were among five men beheaded in Saudi Arabia on Sunday.

Yemeni newspaper blockaded

11 May 2009

A blockade by security forces of the offices of a Yemeni newspaper, aiming to prevent distribution of copies of the paper, has entered its second week.

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