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Afghan government must set out credible presidential election plan

20 October 2009

The Afghan government and its international supporters must immediately set out a clear and effective plan to ensure a credible second round of presidential election voting.

Peru must build on plans to legalise abortion

20 October 2009

Amnesty International has called on the Peruvian authorities to step up recent efforts to decriminalise abortion in the country.

Colombian human rights activist seriously injured in gun attack

19 October 2009


The invaluable work carried out by human rights defenders in Colombia must be respected by all the parties to the armed conflict, Amnesty International has said.

Threat of charges against Iranian presidential candidate part of cover up

19 October 2009

Amnesty International has called on the Iranian authorities to dismiss legal action against former presidential candidate Mehdi Karroubi.

Pakistan government unprepared for South Waziristan displacement crisis

19 October 2009

The government of Pakistan remains woefully under-prepared for a displacement crisis in South Waziristan as civilians flee the region following three days of heavy fighting.

Ugandan 'anti-homosexuality' bill threatens liberties and human rights defenders

16 October 2009

The draft "Anti-Homosexuality Bill" introduced on Wednesday in Uganda's parliament would violate human rights and should be withdrawn immediately.

Paraguayan indigenous families left homeless after bill rejected

16 October 2009

Amnesty International has criticised the Paraguayan Congress for rejecting a draft bill that would have returned ancestral land to the Yakye Axa indigenous community.

Sister Helen Prejean: Educating against the death penalty

16 October 2009

Sister Helen Prejean gives Amnesty International her personal account on how educating people on the issue of the death penalty can make a difference.

Pakistan government must prepare for South Waziristan displacement crisis

16 October 2009

The government of Pakistan must urgently prepare for a displacement crisis as civilians flee South Waziristan ahead of an expected military assault, Amnesty International said.

Israel/Occupied Palestinian Territories: Human Rights Council divisions must not obstruct Gaza accountability

16 October 2009

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