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USA: Stop sexual violence against Indigenous women

24 April 2007

One in three Native American or Alaska Native women will be raped at some point in their lives. Most do not seek justice because they know they will be met with inac

Egypt: Planned anti-terror law could intensify abuses

11 April 2007

The Egyptian authorities are committing systematic abuses of human rights in the name of national security -- and a planned new anti-terror law could make the situatio

Zimbabwean trade unionists in hiding

5 April 2007

Two Zimbabwean trade unionists have gone into hiding after receiving threatening phone calls.

Guantánamo: Freedom for UK resident Bisher al-Rawi

3 April 2007

Amnesty International welcomes the release from Guantánamo of Bisher al-Rawi. The UK resident was reunited with his family in the UK on 1 April after more than

Trade unionists at risk in Zimbabwe

2 April 2007

Amnesty International is concerned that activists from the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) are at risk of being arrested, beaten by police and tortured whil

Harassment of activists continues in Zimbabwe

22 March 2007

About 50 activists were arrested at a public meeting in Zimbabwe on 11 March 2007, in defiance of a three-month ban imposed by the authorities.

The missing children of Laos

22 March 2007

The Lao government claims to have "found" 21 girls and young women who have been missing since December 2005 when they were deported from Thailand.

Haitian migrants denied basic rights in Dominican Republic

21 March 2007

At least half a million Haitians live in the Dominican Republic where they face the constant risk of expulsion and systematic discrimination because of their race, s

Video: Haitian migrants denied basic rights in Dominican Republic

21 March 2007

At least half a million Haitians live in the Dominican Republic where they face the constant risk of expulsion and systematic discrimination because of their race, s

China's growing underclass

1 March 2007

Internal migrant workers in China are paying the cost of the country’s economic "miracle", but most find themselves denied their rights

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