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Texas carries out 200th execution under current governor

3 June 2009

Terry Lee Hankins was the 16th person to be executed in Texas this year, out of a national total of 30.

President Obama urged to tackle human rights violations in Saudi Arabia

3 June 2009

US President Barack Obama begins his trip to the Middle East with a visit to Saudi Arabia on Wednesday.

Twenty years later, China must hold inquiry into Tiananmen Square crackdown

2 June 2009

Hundreds of civilians were killed and injured as a result of the crackdown and a number of people are still in prison for their involvement in the 1989 pro-democracy p

Opposition leader's detention keeps spotlight on Myanmar

1 June 2009

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's continued detention in Myanmar puts the human rights spotlight on a country that has denied both economic rights and freedom of expression to

Man beheaded and crucified in Saudi Arabia

1 June 2009

An "horrific" public execution and crucifixion of a man in Saudi Arabia has been condemned by Amnesty International.

Clone of Man beheaded and crucified in Saudi Arabia

1 June 2009

An "horrific" public execution and crucifixion of a man in Saudi Arabia has been condemned by Amnesty International.

G-20 must set the example and clean up their human rights record

28 May 2009

Amnesty International’s Secretary General has called on the G-20 grouping that brings together the world’s leading economies to lead by example and show

Economic crisis reveals deeper human rights problems

28 May 2009

More than six decades of human rights failures by governments have been exacerbated by the world economic crisis, which brought the problems of poverty and inequalit

Empowering the world's poor

27 May 2009

A new Amnesty International campaign will empower "prisoners of poverty" as previous campaigns empowered prisoners of conscience.

Indian doctor Binayak Sen released from prison on bail

26 May 2009

Dr Binayak Sen, who spent two years in an Indian prison as a Prisoner of Conscience, was released on Tuesday after being granted bail by the Supreme Court.

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