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India urged to raise human rights issues in Sri Lanka

15 January 2009

As the Indian Foreign Secretary visits Sri Lanka, an open letter from Amnesty International urges him to raise concerns over the safety of displaced civilians trapped

Are the Mongolian authorities getting away with murder?

15 January 2009

Five people were killed during riots in Mongolia last July. Ten police officers were arrested and charged with premeditated murder but have since been released on bail

Arms embargo vital as Gaza civilian toll mounts

15 January 2009

At least 900 Palestinians have so far been killed, as more foreign weaponry and other military equipment is being used to fuel the fighting.

Papuans face prison in Indonesia for raising a flag

15 January 2009

Papua's High Court has extended the prison sentences of 11 protesters who were appealing their conviction merely because they displayed a banned flag. 

Shelling of UN compound must be investigated

15 January 2009

Israeli army shells are reported to have struck a United Nations compound in Gaza City on Thursday morning, injuring three people.

Obama's first 100 days

15 January 2009

We are not expecting the impossible from President Obama's first 100 days in office. Watch this video and take action.

Growing calls for investigations and accountability in Gaza conflict

14 January 2009

As evidence of war crimes and crimes against humanity mounts daily in Gaza, there are growing calls for an investigation into the conduct of all parties to the confl

Women's rights activist detained in China

14 January 2009

Authorities in Shanghai detained a prominent female activist on Monday and assigned her to seven days administrative detention.

Jestina Mukoko still in custody – African leaders silent

14 January 2009

Zimbabwean human rights activist Jestina Mukoko was abducted from her home by armed state security agents, at around 5am on 3 December 2008.

Video: The human rights implications of the Israel/Gaza conflict

14 January 2009

Amnesty International's Philip Luther explains the human rights issues involved in the Israel/Gaza conflict.

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