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"Anti-Homosexuality Bill" introduced on Wednesday in Uganda's parliament would violate human rights and should be withdrawn immediately.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

Bhopal - end 25 years of injustice

16 October 2009

The Unheard Truth: World leaders must change debate on poverty and human rights

15 October 2009

Amnesty International's Secretary General has called on world leaders and policy makers to shift the debate on poverty from economics to addressing the human rights problems that impoverish and keep people poor.

US Joins Arms Trade Treaty Talks, But At High Price

15 October 2009

NGOs welcome US support but warn that proposal to give every Member State veto power would weaken not strengthen future Treaty.

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