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Malaysia urged to end brutal punishments after women caned

18 February 2010

Three Muslim women were caned at a prison near Kuala Lumpur after the Shariah court system had  convicted them of having extramarital sex.

Intimidation of Rwandan opposition parties must end

18 February 2010

Amnesty International has urged the country's president, Paul Kagame, to show commitment to freedom of expression following an attack on on two members of United Democratic Forces.

Syrian woman arrested after writing politically charged novel

18 February 2010

Democratic Republic of Congo must end persecution of human rights defenders

17 February 2010

Human rights defenders in the DRC continue to be arbitrarily detained by security agencies and subjected to an alarming number of death threats.

Europe urged to strengthen rights as ministers meet

17 February 2010

Representatives of the 47 member states gather in the Swiss resort of Interlaken this week for a two-day conference to discuss further reforms of the European Court of Human Rights.

Afghan civilians at risk during NATO offensive against Taleban

17 February 2010

Texas execution nears as condemned man seeks DNA test

17 February 2010

Henry Skinner is scheduled to become the 450th person to be executed in the state since judicial killing resumed in the USA in 1977.

Nepal authorities must provide justice over torture and murder of 15-year-old girl

17 February 2010

Iran 'shows contempt' for human rights by rejecting UN recommendations

17 February 2010

Myanmar urged to end repression of ethnic minorities before elections

16 February 2010

The authorities have arrested, imprisoned and in some cases tortured or even killed ethnic minority activists, according to a new Amnesty International report drawing on over 700 testimonies.

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