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Proposed Fiji media law threatens journalists with jail

13 April 2010

If adopted, a vaguely worded draft decree will extend and deepen the already widespread censorship provided under the Public Emergency Regulations.

Lebanese women must have the right to pass on nationality to their children

13 April 2010

An appeal court is to decide whether to overturn a landmark ruling allowing the children of Samira Soueidan to obtain Lebanese nationality.

The demise of Zimbabwe's health system

13 April 2010

Doctor Douglas Gwatidzo and his colleague Rutendo Gwatidzo, talk about how ten years of political turmoil have crippled a health service once seen as the best in Southern Africa.

Europe must halt unreliable 'diplomatic assurances' that risk torture

12 April 2010

A new Amnesty International report documents how countries rely on 'no torture' promises from governments with proven records of torture.

Global day of action ahead of elections urges 'no business as usual' with Sudan

10 April 2010

Activists from 18 countries call on Sudanese parties to ensure that the elections do not become a flashpoint for increased violence and human rights abuses.

Russia urged to investigate disappearance of Ingushetian teacher

9 April 2010

Bashir Mutsolgov was dragged into a car by several armed men in December 2003. He has been missing ever since.

'I owe my life to Amnesty International'

9 April 2010

Hafez Ibrahim was sentenced to death in Yemen in 2005 at the age of 17. He was pardoned two years later after the organization campaigned on his behalf.

Morocco must end harassment of Sahrawi activists

9 April 2010

Hunger strikers protesting against their detention without trial are among those who have faced intimidation after visiting refugee camps in Algeria.

Activists assaulted and illegally detained by Nigerian police

9 April 2010

Members of human rights organization Social Action were stopped and detained earlier this month after leaving their office.

Australia asylum suspension could harm world's most vulnerable

9 April 2010

The government has begun a blanket suspension of the assessment of new claims by Afghan and Sri Lankan nationals.

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