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Killings of civilians in Iraq constitute 'war crimes'

7 April 2010

Over 100 people were killed in suicide bomb and other attacks mounted by armed groups in and around Baghdad in the last week.

Authorities in Kyrgyzstan must refrain from unlawful use of force

7 April 2010

Attempts by police to end protests in the capital Bishkek and other cities have reportedly left 17 people dead and many more injured.

US helicopter killings in Iraq must be independently investigated

7 April 2010

A leaked classified US military video appears to show the 2007 attacks in which up to a dozen people, including a journalist and his driver, were killed.

ASEAN leaders should act over Myanmar's appalling rights record

7 April 2010

Myanmar's human rights record should be at the top of the agenda for Southeast Asian states attending the organization's summit in Ha Noi.

Exclusive: Images reveal devastation in Yemen’s hidden conflict in the north

6 April 2010

The scale of the devastation caused by aerial bombardments of the northern Yemeni region of Sa’dah is revealed in images obtained by Amnesty International.

Libya must stop forced evictions of Tabu tribe members

6 April 2010

Scores of Tabu families have lost their homes since November 2009 and it appears that many more evictions may be planned.

Egyptian security forces arrest and beat peaceful protestors

6 April 2010

More than 90 people were detained in Cairo for taking part in demonstrations calling for political reform on Tuesday.

Bangladesh lifts ban on extrajudicial executions images display

1 April 2010

Police had barred visitors from entering Dr Shahidul Alam's 'Crossfire' exhibition in Dhaka for over a week.

Venezuelan government deliberately targeting opponents

1 April 2010

At least three individuals seen as opposed to President Hugo Chávez were arrested and charged in March alone.

Zimbabwe urged to allow debate on past human rights violations after police block art exhibitions

31 March 2010

Artist Owen Maseko was arrested after participating in a show depicting atrocities that took place in the Matabeleland region in the 1980s.

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