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VIDEO: Maternal mortality in Sierra Leone

22 September 2009

A woman faces a higher risk of dying in child birth in Sierra Leone than almost anywhere in the world.

Maternal death rate in Sierra Leone is a "human rights emergency"

21 September 2009

In Sierra Leone, one in eight women risk dying during pregnancy or childbirth - one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world.

Time for justice as Taiwanese prisoner faces 11th retrial

21 September 2009

Yemen must reveal whereabouts of detained journalist

21 September 2009

Saudi Arabia must assist refugees fleeing Yemen fighting

18 September 2009

Some seeking safe haven from the fighting between government troops and militants in the Sa'da region, are said to have been denied entry. Others have been forcibly returned to the conflict zone.

Extrajudicial executions highlight insecurity in Pakistan's Swat Valley

18 September 2009

Amnesty International warns that the discovery of the remains of over 160 victims of extrajudicial execution in Pakistan's Swat Valley highlights the ongoing human rights crisis in the country’s northwestern areas.

Irene Khan urges US government to examine Goldstone report

18 September 2009

Amnesty International's Secretary General has urged the White House to refer the report on violations of international law committed in Gaza to the UN Security Council.

South Korea releases Secretary General of the World Uighur Congress

18 September 2009

Dolkun Isa had been held at Incheon International airport in Seoul for two days after being denied entry to South Korea.

Dominican Republic delivers "huge blow" to women's right to life

18 September 2009

Indonesia must repeal "cruel" new stoning and caning law

17 September 2009

The new bylaw endorses stoning to death for adultery and caning for homosexuality. It also forbids alcohol consumption, gambling and intimacy between unmarried couples.

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