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China must free activist who defended earthquake victims

23 November 2009

Huang Qi has been sentenced to three years in prison for his work on behalf of families of five primary school pupils who died when school buildings collapsed in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake.

Abduction and killings of journalists and politicians in the Philippines must be investigated

23 November 2009

At least 21 civilians have been killed in the southern province of Maguindanao. These are the first reported killings linked to national elections to be held in May 2010.

Time for world leaders to ratify disappearances treaty

20 November 2009

Danish government must arrest Sudanese President if he attends climate conference

20 November 2009

Amnesty International has learned that the Danish government has invited Sudanese President al Bashir to attend a meeting in Copenhagen on climate change in December.  

Russia moves one step closer to death penalty abolition

20 November 2009

Amnesty International has welcomed a decision by Russia's Constitutional Court that brings the country a step closer to abolishing the death penalty.

Chinese activists under threat after Obama visit

20 November 2009

Chinese authorities must stop the harassment and arbitrary detention of dozens of human rights lawyers and activists who were targeted during US President Obama’s visit.

Ohio moves to resume executions under new protocol

20 November 2009

Singapore defamation case threatens press freedom

19 November 2009

A magazine and its editor have agreed to pay S$405,000 (Approximately US$290,000) following a fine by the country’s highest court for alleged defamation.

Soldiers convicted for ill-treatment of conscientious objector in Turkey

19 November 2009

Egyptian Military Court of Appeals fails to rectify injustice

19 November 2009

Amnesty International condemns the failure of Egypt's military appeals court to overturn sentences imposed on leading members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood organization after unfair trials.

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