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'I owe my life to Amnesty International'

9 April 2010

Hafez Ibrahim was sentenced to death in Yemen in 2005 at the age of 17. He was pardoned two years later after the organization campaigned on his behalf.

Morocco must end harassment of Sahrawi activists

9 April 2010

Hunger strikers protesting against their detention without trial are among those who have faced intimidation after visiting refugee camps in Algeria.

Activists assaulted and illegally detained by Nigerian police

9 April 2010

Members of human rights organization Social Action were stopped and detained earlier this month after leaving their office.

Australia asylum suspension could harm world's most vulnerable

9 April 2010

The government has begun a blanket suspension of the assessment of new claims by Afghan and Sri Lankan nationals.

Europe: Stop forced evictions of Roma in Europe

8 April 2010

Forced evictions are cruel, humiliating and in breach of international law. In Europe, they happen all too often and affect those who are least able to resist.

Attack on Afghan female politician highlights growing risk to women

8 April 2010

Nida Khyani, a female Provincial Council member, was left in critical condition after being attacked in a drive-by shooting in Pul-e-Khumri.

Authorities in Kyrgyzstan must respect human rights

8 April 2010

Police and security forces urged not to use excessive force while restoring public order after three days of violent unrest.

Victims of rape and sexual violence denied justice in Uganda

7 April 2010

Amnesty International urges the Ugandan authorities to provide support for women seeking justice for sexual and domestic violence.

Europe must break cycle of discrimination facing Roma

7 April 2010

Amnesty International is calling on European nations to take concrete action to break the cycle of discrimination, poverty and exclusion experienced by Romani communities in Europe.

Killings of civilians in Iraq constitute 'war crimes'

7 April 2010

Over 100 people were killed in suicide bomb and other attacks mounted by armed groups in and around Baghdad in the last week.

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