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Libyan activist dies in hospital in Jordan

21 May 2009

A prominent Libyan political activist died in hospital in Jordan on Thursday following his release from detention in Libya just over two weeks ago.

Tens of thousands caught in crossfire in Niger Delta fighting

21 May 2009

20,000 people who live in Warri South and southwest local government area, in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria, are caught in cross fire between the Joint Task Forc

Troy Davis faces fourth execution date in two years

20 May 2009

US death row prisoner Troy Davis once again faces the prospect of an execution date.

First Sudanese suspect to appear before the International Criminal Court

18 May 2009

The International Criminal Court announced on Sunday that the leader of the Darfur United Resistance Front will appear in Court on Monday.

Mixed weekend for LGBT marches

18 May 2009

The first ever Baltic Pride march in Riga, Latvia passed off successfully and peacefully - but there was violence at similar events in Russia and Poland.

Humanitarian crisis continues in Sri Lanka

18 May 2009

The war in Sri Lanka is reaching its final hours following the reported admission of defeat by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

Baltic Pride march gets green light in Latvia

15 May 2009

The Baltic Pride march due to take place on Saturday 16 May in Riga, Latvia, will go ahead after a ban against the event was lifted.

Return of Guantánamo military commissions would not serve justice

15 May 2009

Pakistani civilians trapped in conflict zone lack food, health care and water

15 May 2009

The Pakistani military and Taleban insurgents should immediately allow tens of thousands of civilians caught in the middle of ferocious fighting to leave.

Armed security forces attack Yemeni newspaper offices

15 May 2009

Armed security forces used tear gas and shot at the offices of the Aden-based Arabic daily al-Ayyam in Yemen on Wednesday.

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