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Imprisoned journalist on hunger strike in Iran

27 April 2009

Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi, who was jailed for eight years for spying earlier this month, has pledged to stay on hunger strike until she is released.

Senegal authorities must protect nine men at risk of homophobic attacks

27 April 2009

Arrested for their alleged sexual conduct, the men were released from jail last week. They have since been the targets of homophobic statements by the media and an Isl

Organizers of Russian art exhibition charged with inciting hatred

27 April 2009

Yurii Samodurov and Andrei Yerofeev could face up to five years' imprisonment after they organized a contemporary art exhibition in Moscow.

African Human Rights Defenders acknowledge gains but concerns remain deep…

27 April 2009

Human rights defenders from across Africa say they remain deeply concerned by the threats, harassment, intimidation and physical violence they continue to face in ca

Israeli army must make public findings of its probe into Gaza conflict

24 April 2009

The Israel Defense Forces' probe has concluded that it committed no human rights violations and made only rare mistakes, some of which may have resulted in the killing

Civilian casualties continue to mount in Sri Lanka

24 April 2009

The United Nations (UN) now estimates that more than 6,500 civilians have died and 13000 injured in the fighting in the north eastern region of Sri Lanka.

Repression of peaceful protests in Mauritania

23 April 2009

The Mauritanian authorities have violently cracked down on two peaceful demonstrations this month.

Lebanon's politicians urged to focus on human rights in election campaigns

23 April 2009

Amnesty International has written an open letter to Lebanon's political leaders calling on them to put human rights at the centre of their election campaign.

Further US torture revelations highlight need for independent commission of inquiry

23 April 2009

Condoleezza Rice approved the use of “water-boarding” in 2002 according to information released on Wednesday by the US Senate Select Committee on Intelli

No justice for the victims of NATO bombings

23 April 2009

Ten years on, no-one has been held to account for the NATO attack on the Serbian state radio and television building that left 16 civilians dead.

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