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Sudanese authorities shut newspaper in crackdown

18 May 2010

Four members of staff were also arrested during a late night raid by security forces on the offices of opposition daily Rai Al Shaab.

Malawian couple convicted of 'gross indecency' must be released

18 May 2010

Couple arrested in December after holding an engagement ceremony face up to 14 years in prison.

UN must investigate Sri Lanka rights violations

17 May 2010

A failure to act has left victims with no access to justice, truth or reparations while hundreds of thousands of Sri Lankans are displaced at the end of the decades-long conflict.

Sudanese man facing execution in Saudi Arabia over ‘sorcery’ charges

14 May 2010

Amnesty International has urged the Saudi Arabian authorities to intervene to halt the possibly imminent execution of a Sudanese man who was sentenced to death for “sorcery”.

Kuwait urged to release blogger who criticised Prime Minister

14 May 2010

Amnesty International has called on the Kuwaiti government to release a blogger and journalist who has gone on hunger strike in protest at his detention on charges of defamation.

Russian human rights defender jailed for five years

14 May 2010

A Russian human rights defender has been jailed for five years on charges of theft and robbery amid fears that he may have been targeted for his human rights work.

Missouri authorities must prevent execution of death row prisoner

14 May 2010

Authorities in the US state of Missouri should commute the death sentence of Reginald Clemons, who has been on death row for 17 years, Amnesty International urges in a new report.

EU must put pressure on Uzbekistan over Andizhan killings

12 May 2010

Hundreds of people, including women and children, were killed on 13 May 2005 when government security forces fired on mainly peaceful demonstrators in the centre of Andizhan.

Israel must stop harassment of human rights defender

12 May 2010

Ameer Makhoul, a Palestinian citizen of Israel currently in detention, has been charged with "contact with a foreign agent" on the basis of "secret evidence".

Israeli government urged not to jail nuclear whistleblower again

12 May 2010

Amnesty International has urged the Israeli government not to imprison nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu, who is facing a return to jail within days.

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