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Iran execution postponement move welcomed

5 October 2009

Amnesty International has welcomed a move by the Iranian authorities to postpone the execution of an Afghan national accused of commiting a murder while still a child.

Russian President must act to end attacks on human rights activists

5 October 2009

Human rights activists in Russia and the North Caucasus face increasing violence and intimidation three years after the murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya.

Forced eviction in Kenya

5 October 2009

Short film about forced evictions from slums in Nairobi, Kenya.

Forced eviction in Nigeria

5 October 2009

Short film about forced eviction in the Ngofaka-polo Waterfront community Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

Forced eviction in Ghana

5 October 2009

Short film about the Fadama slum in Accra, Ghana.

Forced eviction in Zimbabwe

5 October 2009

Short film on forced evictions in Zimbabwe.

Iran moves to execute man for crime committed when he was 17

3 October 2009

The Iranian authorities are planning to execute a man alleged to have killed when he was only 17 on Monday.

Prominent lawyer banned from leaving Iran

2 October 2009

The Iranian authorities banned a prominent human rights activist from leaving the country on Friday.

International inquiry needed into violence by Guinea security forces

1 October 2009

Amnesty International  has called for an international commission of inquiry to investigate the brutal attacks committed by soliders during the suppression of a mass rally in Conakry earlier this week.

Mexico must not repatriate injured migrants

1 October 2009

The three men were part of a group of seven undocumented migrants from El Salvador and Ecuador who where shot at by Mexican security forces as they crossed into the state of Chiapas.

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