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Togo: Fifteenth country in Africa to abolish the death penalty

23 June 2009

Togo has decided to abolish the death penalty following a unanimous vote by the national assembly.

Somali armed group Al-Shabab should not carry out amputations

22 June 2009

Four young men accused of stealing pistols and mobile phones, have been sentenced to amputation on Tuesday by an ad-hoc court.

Record turnout for Arms Trade Treaty week of action

22 June 2009

NGOs in over 90 countries organized activities to draw attention to the treaty, and the rapid rise in the human cost of armed violence.

Iran: Stop using Basij militia to police demonstrations

22 June 2009

Amnesty International is calling on the government of  Iran to stop using the Basij militia to police demonstrations with immediate effect. The call follows repor

Amnesty International's Secretary General Irene Khan asks Zimbabwe's PM to prioritize human rights

22 June 2009

Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai told Amnesty International's chief Irene Khan that the direction for reform had been set and committed to ensuring the im

Iran's supreme leader condones violent police crackdown on protesters

19 June 2009

Ayatollah Khamenei's televised address calls for an end to street protests against the outcome of the election and warns people that if they continue to take to the st

Reaction to youtube video of expulsion

19 June 2009

Lives in danger as European governments deny refugees protection

19 June 2009

Tunisia’s economic performance hides dire human rights situation

19 June 2009

Opposition leaders detained in Iran

19 June 2009

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