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Details of Zimbabwe deal remain unclear

15 September 2008

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has signed a power-sharing agreement with the leaders of the two formations of the Movement for Democratic Change, but the implica

Argentina abolishes the death penalty

12 September 2008

This latest initiative paves the way for other countries to follow suit, and makes Argentina the sixth country to ratify all the human rights instruments of the inte

Global week of action to support Arms Trade Treaty

12 September 2008

The World is Watching week will see activists and supporters of the Control Arms Campaign in more than 50 countries urge their governments to reach an agreement on an

Poland: government must investigate secret CIA jails

12 September 2008

With evidence that the CIA operated a secret detention facility in Poland mounting, Amnesty International has welcomed the news that public prosecutors have initiated

Moroccan blogger jailed for peacefully expressing his views

11 September 2008

Mohamed Erraji was sentenced to two years for “lack of respect due to the King”. His conviction is reported to be related to an article he published on an

New Pakistani president must improve human rights

10 September 2008

With the swearing in of Musharraf's successor, Asif Ali Zardari, the Pakistani government should act immediately to reverse the country's human rights record.

Blocking aid workers in Sri Lanka endangers trapped civilians

10 September 2008

The Sri Lankan government’s order for United Nations and non-governmental aid workers to leave the war-torn northern Wanni region, could further endanger tens

Peter Gabriel named Ambassador of Conscience at launch of global music and human rights tour

10 September 2008

Musician and human rights campaigner receives the Amnesty International Award from U2 guitarist the Edge at the launch of the Small Places Tour.

Human rights in Libya must be on the agenda of discussions with US

5 September 2008

As Condoleezza Rice becomes the first US Secretary of State to visit Libya in 55 years, Amnesty International urges the US government to make human rights an integra

Malaysian parliament should abolish Internal Security Act

5 September 2008

The sole reason for the detention of five members of Hindu Rights Action Force, was for expressing concerns about the marginalization of ethnic South Asians within Ma

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