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Yemen must set aside prison sentence on female journalist

19 January 2010

Anissa 'Uthman, a journalist working for weekly newspaper al-Wassat, faces a three month prison sentence after she was convicted of defaming President ‘Ali ‘Abdullah Saleh.

Israel's Gaza blockade continues to suffocate daily life

18 January 2010

Israel must end its suffocating blockade of the Gaza Strip, which leaves more than 1.4 million Palestinians cut off from the outside world and struggling with desperate poverty.

Iraq must halt spiralling death sentences

18 January 2010

Amnesty International has called on the Iraqi authorities to halt the mounting number of death sentences being handed out in the run-up to delayed national elections in March.

Second Palestinian activist freed by Israel

15 January 2010

Amnesty International welcomes the release of Palestinian activist Mohammed Othman but is concerned Israel has imposed conditions on him.

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".

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