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Indonesian political activist faces death threats

28 October 2009

Yoab Syatfle, a political activist in the Indonesian province of West Papua, has received six anonymous SMS messages warning him that he will be killed if he leaves his home.

Death row prisoner in Sudan bore marks of torture

28 October 2009

Amnesty International said that the Sudanese government was responsible for the death and ill-treatment of Ahmed Suleiman Sulman, who died from tuberculosis in police custody last week.

Mexico must investigate torture of two peasant farmers

28 October 2009

Two members of a peasant organization in Chiapas State, currently held in a state prison, were blindfolded, bound and beaten during their interrogation.

African governments must pressure Zimbabwe on human rights

28 October 2009

Amnesty International has warned that Zimbabwe is on the brink of sliding back into the post-election violence that marred the country last year.

The day the bulldozers came...

27 October 2009

Iran must release scholar held for peaceful criticism of election

27 October 2009

Dr Mohammad Maleki has been held incommunicado since his arrest in August. Amnesty International has expressed grave concern for his health as he is suffering from serious illnesses.

Iranian refugees released from detention in Turkey

27 October 2009

Two Iranian refugees who were refused access to the asylum system in Turkey and unlawfully detained for more than a year have been released.

Honduras radio journalists dealt further blow to freedom of expression

27 October 2009

Three programmes have been cancelled by a popular radio station, because their broadcasts 'failed to promote peace' and 'discredited' the electoral process.

Karadžic trial must bring justice to victims from Bosnia war

26 October 2009

The beginning of the Hague trial of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadžic is an important step towards justice for the tens of thousands of victims of the Bosnian war.

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