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Iran: Detained political leaders at risk of torture, possibly to force “confessions”

29 June 2009

Amnesty International is gravely concerned that several opposition leaders detained in the wake of the 12 June elections may be facing torture, possibly to force the

Paraguayuan Congress risks lives of 90 indigenous families

28 June 2009

Members of a Congressional committee in Paraguay have voted against returning Indigenous lands back to the Yakye Axa community.

Tunisia: end denial, address human rights abuses in the name of security

26 June 2009

President Obama’s decision to close the US detention facility at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, by next January leads Amnesty International to fear that several Tu

States must be held accountable for violations abroad, says Amnesty International

26 June 2009

Amnesty International has told the Council of Europe Assembly, that states should be held accountable for violations committed by their forces in operations outside th

Iran: Journalists detained as news restrictions tighten

26 June 2009

The Iranian authorities must immediately release dozens of journalists arrested since 12 June and who are at risk of torture in detention, Amnesty International said

At least 62 killed in Baghdad market bombing

25 June 2009

No armed group has claimed responsibility for the attack, which also injured more than 127 people.

Accused in Politkovskaya murder case face retrial


25 June 2009

Russia's Supreme Court has overturned the acquittal of three men accused of involvement in the 2006 killing of journalist Anna Politkovskaya.

Amputations carried out on four young men in Somalia

25 June 2009

The men had their right hands and left legs amputated by members of the al-Shabab armed militia in front of a crowd of local people in northern Mogadishu.

Former Bagram detainees allege abuse while in US custody

24 June 2009

Former detainees held by the USA at Bagram airbase in Afghanistan have told the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) how they were subjected to abuse while in cust

Amnesty International chief challenges Zimbabwe Prime Minister to implement human rights reforms

23 June 2009

Secretary General Irene Khan expressed her concern at the continuing human rights violations in Zimbabwe, when she met with the country's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangi

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