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Czech authorities vow to tackle wrongful placement of Roma children

15 January 2010

Czech education authorities have said they will take measures to end the wrongful placing of Romani children in schools for pupils with "mild mental disabilities", in response to Amnesty International's report on the issue.

Protection of human rights must accompany relief efforts in Haiti

15 January 2010

Amnesty International called on the UN to put in place measures for the protection of human rights and the most vulnerable among the survivors of devastating earthquake.

Mongolia announces moratorium on executions

14 January 2010

Amnesty International has welcomed President Tsakhia Elbegdorj's move as an important development toward full abolition of the death penalty.

Six Sudanese men executed amid fears of unfair trials

14 January 2010

Amnesty International has voiced its concerns that the defendants may have been forced to confess to the 2005 murders of 13 policemen under torture.

Ukraine must not forcibly extradite Chechen man to Russia

14 January 2010

Ahmed Chataev, who had reportedly been tortured by Russian forces after he was detained in Chechnya during fighting in 2000, was visiting Ukraine with a valid visa when he was arrested.

Czech Republic must eliminate second-rate education for Roma

13 January 2010

A new Amnesty International report says that the authorities are continuing to place Romani children in schools for pupils with "mild mental disabilities".

Morocco must adequately tackle legacy of human rights abuses

13 January 2010

Moroccan authorities have failed to deliver on their promises to tackle the legacy of gross human rights violations committed in Morocco and Western Sahara between 1956 and 1999, Amnesty International said ahead of a report to be published on the issue.

Acquittal of UAE sheikh on abuse charges 'lacked transparency'

13 January 2010

Amnesty International questioned a decision by a court in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to acquit a sheikh and member of Abu Dhabi’s ruling family who was charged with causing the assault and rape of a man in 2004.

Palestinian activist Jamal Juma’ freed

13 January 2010

Amnesty International has welcomed the release of Palestinian human rights activist Jamal Juma’, one of the campaigners detained by the Israeli military last year.

China's censorship of the internet must stop

13 January 2010

Amnesty International has again urged the Chinese authorities to end censorship of the internet after online firm Google raised concern about the hacking of activists' email accounts.

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