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Taiwan signs up for human rights

9 April 2009

Taiwan’s legislature has ratified two of the most important international conventions for the development of human rights.

Organizers of peaceful demonstration blamed for violence in Moldova

9 April 2009

The authorities in Moldova have threatened to arrest a group of civil society activists who organized a peaceful demonstration, blaming them for the rioting that fol

Sikh massacre victims await justice in India, 25 years on

9 April 2009

Twenty-five years after the massacre of thousands of Sikhs in India, the country's government has failed to bring to justice those responsible.

Senior rebels sentenced to long prison terms in Sierra Leone

9 April 2009

Three senior leaders of the Sierra Leone rebel group, the Revolutionary United Front, were sentenced to long prison terms by the Special Court for Sierra Leone on We

Slovakia: Police to investigate ill-treatment of Romani youngsters

8 April 2009

Amnesty International is deeply concerned by the cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment of six Romani youngsters - three of them who are reported to be under the age of 18 – detained at a police station in Košice which was depicted on a video published on the internet.

Europe's Roma community still facing massive discrimination

8 April 2009

Denied their rights to housing, employment, healthcare and education, Roma are often victims of forced evictions, racist attacks and police ill-treatment.

Algeria's next president urged to address past human rights abuses

8 April 2009

Algerians go to the polls on Thursday to vote for their next president.

Hundreds released as Gambian witch hunts end

8 April 2009

Hundreds of people held in a government-backed witch hunt in Gambia have been released without charge.

African organizations call on Sudan to readmit aid agencies

8 April 2009

A series of simultaneous press conferences were held in seven African countries on Wednesday to warn that millions of people in Darfur face death and disease.

Peru's Ex-President convicted in landmark case

7 April 2009

Alberto Fujimori, the former President of Peru, has been convicted of a series of human rights violations.

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