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Iran’s presidential election amid unrest and ongoing human rights violations

5 June 2009

Iran's tenth presidential election on 12 June, will take place against a backdrop of discrimination, worsening repression of dissent and violent unrest.

Lithuanian parliament supports banning discussion of homosexuality in schools

4 June 2009

The Lithuanian parliament has voted in favour of a measure that would prohibit the discussion of homosexuality in schools and ban any reference to it in public infor

President Obama visits Egypt

4 June 2009

US President Barack Obama met with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Cairo on Thursday as he continued his trip to the Middle East.

Brazilian politician at risk of assassination by militia groups

4 June 2009

Plans to kill Marcelo Freixo and his aide were found during a long-term police operation against militia groups controlling over a hundred shantytowns in Rio de Janei

China continues crackdown on activists ahead of Tiananmen anniversary

3 June 2009

The harassment of activists and lawyers continues and web sites like Hotmail and Twitter are shut down as censorship escalates.

Texas carries out 200th execution under current governor

3 June 2009

Terry Lee Hankins was the 16th person to be executed in Texas this year, out of a national total of 30.

President Obama urged to tackle human rights violations in Saudi Arabia

3 June 2009

US President Barack Obama begins his trip to the Middle East with a visit to Saudi Arabia on Wednesday.

Twenty years later, China must hold inquiry into Tiananmen Square crackdown

2 June 2009

Hundreds of civilians were killed and injured as a result of the crackdown and a number of people are still in prison for their involvement in the 1989 pro-democracy p

Opposition leader's detention keeps spotlight on Myanmar

1 June 2009

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's continued detention in Myanmar puts the human rights spotlight on a country that has denied both economic rights and freedom of expression to

Man beheaded and crucified in Saudi Arabia

1 June 2009

An "horrific" public execution and crucifixion of a man in Saudi Arabia has been condemned by Amnesty International.

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