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Gay rights face old threats in new Europe

5 June 2008

The Gay Pride march in Riga on Saturday may have passed largely without incident, but elsewhere in Europe, the right of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)

Sharp crackdown on political opponents in Zimbabwe

4 June 2008

Amnesty International has condemned the detention of MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai, saying that his detention was part of a sudden, sharp and dangerous crackdown on p

Women activists arrested in Zimbabwe

3 June 2008

Russian authorities ruled responsible for Chechen women's disappearance

3 June 2008

European Court of Human Rights strongly supports allegations that Aminat Dugaeva and Kurbika Zinabdieva were abducted by Russian servicemen.

Different voices

2 June 2008

The first female judge to work at the High Court in Pakistan, Majida Razvi; a young Brighton-based Zimbabwean, Alois Mbawara; and Murat Kurnaz, released from Guant&aac

Video - Riga Pride 2008

31 May 2008

Amnesty International activists from around 30 countries gathering in Latvia to join Riga Pride 2008 in sol

Cluster munitions treaty agreed in Dublin

30 May 2008

110 states have agreed a provisional text for a historic new Convention on Cluster Munitions, which is a treaty to ban the "Use, Production and Transfer of Clus

Tiananmen activists must be released

30 May 2008

Wednesday 4 June 2008 marks the nineteenth anniversary of the Chinese government's crackdown on the pro-democracy demonstrations in and around Beijing's Tiananmen Sq

Sixty years of human rights failure – governments must apologize and act now

27 May 2008

Amnesty International has challenged world leaders to apologize for six decades of human rights failure and re-commit themselves to deliver concrete improvements.

Video: Sixty years of human rights failure

27 May 2008

Amnesty International has challenged world leaders to apologize for six decades of human rights failure and re-commit themselves to deliver concrete improvements.

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