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Saudi Arabia must prevent flogging of teenage girl

22 January 2010

Amnesty International has urged the Saudi Arabian authorities not to carry out the public flogging of a 13-year-old girl charged with assaulting a teacher at her school.

Sri Lanka must halt pre-election attacks on political activists

22 January 2010

Amnesty International has called on Sri Lankan political leaders to investigate attacks on activists during one of the most violent presidential elections in the last 20 years.

US and UN must guarantee Haiti emergency assistance

22 January 2010

US authorities and UN agencies in Haiti must urgently resolve the lack of access to emergency aid for those in desperate need following last week's earthquake.

Controls on military assistance to Somalia must be tightened

21 January 2010

Arms transfers should be suspended until there are adequate safeguards to prevent weapons from being used to commit war crimes and human rights abuses, says Amnesty International.

Human rights activists in Mexico under attack

21 January 2010

Amnesty International's new report details how activists have suffered killings, attacks, harassment, threats and imprisonment to prevent them from doing their work.

Activists standing up for justice in Mexico

21 January 2010

Profiles of three human rights activists who face life-threatening harassment and attacks, while the government does very little to protect them.

US continues to look the other way on 'war on terror' abuses

20 January 2010

President Obama's administration has failed to match its words with concrete action when it comes to accountability and remedy for human rights violations committed in the name of 'countering terrorism'.

Burkina Faso maternal mortality caravan countdown

20 January 2010

Vietnamese dissidents' trial a mockery of justice

20 January 2010

In a one-day trial, a court convicted four pro-democracy activists of 'activities aimed at overthrowing the people's administration', sentencing them to between five and 16 years.

Detained Yemeni editor and two sons at risk of torture

19 January 2010

Hisham Bashraheel and his sons were arrested after taking part in a sit-in protest to mark eight months since they were banned from printing and distributing the al-Ayyam newspaper.

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