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Indigenous human rights activists unfairly detained in Mexico

12 March 2009

Five members of a Guerrero-based human rights organization are still being held in prison nearly a year after their arrest, despite insufficient evidence against them.

Human rights activists still face repression in the Middle East and North Africa

11 March 2009

A new Amnesty International report details numerous cases of intimidation, harassment, threats, detention without trial, torture and long prison terms after unfair tr

Transparency on Bagram detentions needed from Obama administration

10 March 2009

A US federal judge has ordered the US government to provide updated information on the detainees held in Bagram airbase in Afghanistan by 11 March.

Unrest in Tibet continues as human rights violations escalate

10 March 2009

The Chinese authorities' failure to address the long-standing grievances of the Tibetan people, has fuelled protests that have continued over the past 12 months.

Women make history

6 March 2009

International Women’s Day is a time to celebrate the historic struggles of women through the centuries to achieve equality and justice.

Colombia protests against unlawful killings by security forces

6 March 2009

At least 330 civilians were reported to have been victims of unlawful killings by members of the security forces in 2007. The victims, mostly peasant farmers, were o

Human rights activist banned from leaving Tunisia

6 March 2009

Lawyer and former prisoner of conscience Mohamed Abbou has been denied permission to leave Tunisia for the seventh time since his release from prison in July 2007.

Millions face starvation and disease as aid agencies are expelled from Darfur

5 March 2009

The expulsions came soon after the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar al Bashir, on charges of war crimes and crimes a

Charges dropped against Azerbaijani activist

5 March 2009

The Azerbaijani authorities have dropped a defamation suit against a prominent human rights defender.

Sri Lankan journalist's year of detention for reporting on the war

5 March 2009

Saturday marks the first anniversary of the detention of Sri Lankan journalist and human rights activist, Jayaprakash Sittampalam Tissainayagam.

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