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China must release Tibetan filmmaker

7 January 2010

Amnesty International has urged the Chinese authorities to release a Tibetan documentary filmmaker who has been jailed for six years for 'subversion'.

Mexico urged to protect activists after campaigner shot dead

6 January 2010

Josefina Reyes, a campaigner against violence and human rights abuses by military officials, was killed near Ciudad Juarez on Sunday.

Iranians further isolated by contacts ban

6 January 2010

Iranians banned from contact with more than 60 foreign institutions, including human rights organizations.

Mexican Indigenous man detained after unfair trial is freed

6 January 2010

Ricardo Ucán Ceca served almost 10 years of a 22-year sentence before he was released last month.

Salvadoran environmental activists killed and radio station staff threatened

5 January 2010

Ramiro Rivera and Dora Alicia Recinos Sorto were killed in December. They both opposed mining projects in the central Cabañas area.

Israel and Hamas have less than one month to show credible investigations into war crimes

4 January 2010

Both parties to the 22-day conflict in Gaza and Southern Israel have until 2 February to show that they are willing and able to undertake credible investigations into violations of international law.

Injustice renamed: Discrimination in education of Roma persists in the Czech Republic

31 December 2009

In this report Amnesty International is calling upon the government of the Czech Republic to show leadership and direction to reverse racial discrimination in education and address grave violations of the right to education for Romani children.

End injustice: Elementary schools still fail Romani children in the Czech Republic

30 December 2009

Romani children in the Czech Republic are denied the right to an education free from discrimination.

Iran must end slide into bloodshed

28 December 2009

Victims of Gaza and Southern Israel conflict still await justice

27 December 2009

One year on, no one has been held accountable for the war crimes and other grave violations of international law reported by a UN Fact Finding Mission.

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