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The human cost of war in Georgia

1 October 2008

Tens of thousands of displaced people are still unable to return home after the Georgia-Russia conflict. Amnesty International collected eye-witness accounts from surv

Sarajevo Queer Festival organizers still under threat

1 October 2008

The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights activists and the participants of the Sarajevo Queer Festival continue to receive death threats.

Armed groups and government forces continue to abuse women and children in North Kivu

29 September 2008

Child soldiers are still being recruited to fight in the ongoing war in the Democratic Republic of Congo. There is also continuing physical and sexual abuse of women a

Two month sentence for prominent Egyptian editor

29 September 2008

A prominent Egyptian newspaper editor faces two months in prison for writing an article about the health of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

Law used against housing activists in Cambodia

26 September 2008

Some 150,000 Cambodians live at risk of being forcibly evicted in the wake of land disputes, land grabbing and agro-industrial and urban redevelopment projects in 20

Released prisoner rearrested in Myanmar

26 September 2008

Amnesty International confirmed on Friday that one of the seven prisoners of conscience freed this week, U Win Htein, was re-arrested a few hours after his release.

Eight injured as Sarajevo Queer Festival attacked

26 September 2008

Several people were attacked at the end of the first day of the Sarajevo Queer Festival on Wednesday.

Stay of execution for Troy Davis

24 September 2008

Troy Davis received a stay of execution on Tuesday less than two hours before he was due to be put to death by lethal injection in Georgia.

Zimbabwe’s new government has to tackle culture of impunity

23 September 2008

The political crisis in Zimbabwe has been characterised by a series of politically-motivated violations of civil, political, social and economic rights against real

One of Myanmar's longest serving political prisoners released

23 September 2008

U Win Tin, a 78-year-old journalist, prominent dissident and senior official in the main opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) party, led by Daw Aung San Su

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