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Gaza civilians endangered by the military tactics of both sides

8 January 2009

Both Israeli soldiers and Palestinian fighters are endangering the lives of Palestinian civilians – including by using them as human shields, says Amnesty Intern

Ghana's new President must commit to human rights

8 January 2009

Professor John Evans Atta Mills must make human rights central to his political programme. In a new document, Amnesty International has highlighted seven key human rig

Ethiopian parliament adopts repressive new NGO law

8 January 2009

The Charities and Societies Proclamation law could criminalise the human rights activities of both foreign and domestic non-governmental organizations.

Iranian Aids doctors tried in closed hearing

8 January 2009

Detained without charge for six months, brothers Arash and Kamiar Alaei could now face up to ten years in prison for 'cooperation' with an 'enemy government'.

Firmer European voice needed to unblock humanitarian crisis in the Middle East

8 January 2009

EU Foreign Ministers urged to pressure Israel to end attacks which are directed at civilians or civilian buildings in the Gaza Strip, and to allow much needed humanita

Amnesty International calls for an immediate humanitarian truce in Gaza

7 January 2009

UN Security Council urged to demand that Israel, Hamas and Palestinian armed groups observe an immediate truce to allow desperately needed humanitarian assistance to

China urged to release scholar Liu Xiaobo from 'residential surveillance'

7 January 2009

One of China's best-known dissidents has been under house arrest since 8 December, after he signed a campaign for political and rights reform in China, known as Charte

Journalists and humanitarian workers at risk in war-ravaged Somalia

6 January 2009

A worker with the United Nations World Food Programme was killed by unidentified gunmen in southern Somalia, highlights the dangerous environment in which journalists

Cambodian Supreme Court releases scapegoats of trade unionist's murder

5 January 2009

Two men wrongfully convicted of the murder of trade union leader Chea Vichea, have been released on bail after nearly five years in prison.

Israel/OPT: Immediate access to humanitarian workers and observers essential

31 December 2008

As the number of casualties continues to mount, civilians in Gaza are in increasingly dire need of food, medical and other emergency assistance.

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