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'Room for improvement' on South Korea human rights

24 November 2009

Amnesty International's Secretary General Irene Khan has marked the completion of her visit to South Korea by issuing a statement at a press conference in Seoul.

Tunisian authorities must release dissenting journalist

24 November 2009

The Tunisian authorities must immediately release a well known government critic, journalist Taoufik Ben Brik, Amnesty International said on Tuesday.

Detainees in Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories must be treated humanely

24 November 2009

Amnesty International has made a renewed call for the humane treatment of all detainees, following reports that captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit may be released in a prisoner exchange.

China must free activist who defended earthquake victims

23 November 2009

Huang Qi has been sentenced to three years in prison for his work on behalf of families of five primary school pupils who died when school buildings collapsed in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake.

Abduction and killings of journalists and politicians in the Philippines must be investigated

23 November 2009

At least 21 civilians have been killed in the southern province of Maguindanao. These are the first reported killings linked to national elections to be held in May 2010.

Time for world leaders to ratify disappearances treaty

20 November 2009

Danish government must arrest Sudanese President if he attends climate conference

20 November 2009

Amnesty International has learned that the Danish government has invited Sudanese President al Bashir to attend a meeting in Copenhagen on climate change in December.  

Russia moves one step closer to death penalty abolition

20 November 2009

Amnesty International has welcomed a decision by Russia's Constitutional Court that brings the country a step closer to abolishing the death penalty.

Chinese activists under threat after Obama visit

20 November 2009

Chinese authorities must stop the harassment and arbitrary detention of dozens of human rights lawyers and activists who were targeted during US President Obama’s visit.

Ohio moves to resume executions under new protocol

20 November 2009

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