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China urged to release scholar Liu Xiaobo

23 December 2008

After more than 14 days in detention, it appears that Chinese authorities intend to seriously prosecute the dissident literary scholar, Liu Xiaobo.

Cambodian Supreme Court will review trade union leader’s murder

23 December 2008

Two men convicted of the murder of a trade union activist after a seriously flawed criminal investigation and a grossly unfair trial will have their case heard by the

Authorities close key human rights centre in Tehran

23 December 2008

The Iranian authorities have forced the closure of the Centre for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) in Tehran, co-founded by 2003 Nobel Peace Laureate Shirin E

Proposed new Indian anti-terror laws would violate human rights

23 December 2008

Pentagon preparing plan to close Guantánamo

22 December 2008

The Pentagon is working on a plan to close the Guantánamo Bay detention centre, according to a US Department of Defense official.

Video: Thousands get Fired Up for human rights

22 December 2008

Thousands of people around the world took part in actions to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 10 December.

Video: Hearing the stories of the people fleeing DRC

22 December 2008

An Amnesty International research team heard the stories of some of the thousands of Congolese people who fled across the Democratic Republic of Congo border into Ug

Former military official "instigated Rwandan genocide"

19 December 2008

A former senior defence official was convicted on Thursday of instigating Rwanda's 1994 genocide and committing crimes against humanity and war crimes.

Eritrean asylum-seekers face deportation from Egypt

19 December 2008

A group of up to 104 Eritrean asylum-seekers held in a detention facility in Sinai in Egypt are at risk of imminent deportation to Eritrea.

Israeli teenagers jailed for refusing to serve in army

18 December 2008

Peace activists in Israel and around the world are participating in a day of action to call on Israeli authorities to release teenagers imprisoned for refusing to ser

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