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Iran must open Tehran trial to international observers

12 August 2009

Over 100 people are on trial for fomenting protests against the disputed result of Iran's 12 June presidential election. Amnesty International has challenged the Iranian authorities to open up the court to international observers.

Russia must end impunity for murder of human rights activists

12 August 2009

Zarema Sadulayeva, head of the Russian charity, Let's Save the Children, is the latest human rights activist to be murdered in Chechnya.

Afghanistan journalists caught between the government and the Taleban

12 August 2009

Journalists in Afghanistan face increasing threats and attacks from both government officials and the Taleban in the run-up to the presidential elections on 20 August.

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s new sentence 'shameful'

11 August 2009

Myanmar's pro-democracy leader has been sentenced to a further 18 months’ house arrest. She has been detained for over 13 of the past 20 years, mostly under house arrest.

Concerns grow for detained Iranian residents of Iraq's Camp Ashraf

11 August 2009

Thirty-six Iranians, detained by Iraqi security forces since 28 July, remain at risk of being forcibly returned to Iran where they could face torture or execution.

Zimbabwe student leaders released on bail

10 August 2009

Four student leaders arrested and detained last week while addressing students at the University of Zimbabwe, Harare, have been released.

Independent investigation into alleged UK involvement in torture long overdue

10 August 2009

Amnesty International has reiterated its call for an independent public inquiry into allegations of UK complicity in torture.

Amnesty International congratulates Mary Robinson on Medal of Freedom

10 August 2009

The former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights is to receive the award from President Obama this week.

Thousands remain displaced a year after Georgia/Russia conflict

7 August 2009

One year on from the war between Georgia and the Russian Federation, thousands of civilians remain stranded from their homes with little prospect of imminent return.

Greece: 11 Roma Families face forced eviction

7 August 2009

At least 11 Roma families face forced eviction from their homes on a landfill site on the island of Lefkada in Greece, and have been subjected to other violations of their rights to adequate housing and health. The families have lived on the site with no access to electricity, sewerage and water connections for the past three years, following their forced eviction from another site close to Lefkada city, the capital of the island.

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