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Iraq urged to investigate secret prison allegations

19 April 2010

Amnesty International has called on the Iraqi authorities to investigate allegations that security forces tortured hundreds of Sunni detainees at a secret prison in Baghdad.

Somalia's al-Shabab group urged to free human rights activist

19 April 2010

Alin Hilowle Hassan, director of Isha, a human rights organization in the Bay and Bakool region of southern Somalia, was captured at his home in Baidoa.

Increasing attacks on Pakistan civilians are possible war crimes

19 April 2010

Insurgent groups have been condemned for killing 65 people in the recent bombings of a displaced people's camp, a school and a bazaar.

Photos show life in Zimbabwe after 30 years of independence

18 April 2010

The images offer a glimpse into the daily lives of people housed in settlements since 2005's mass forced evictions.

Dow cannot run from the legacy of Bhopal by sponsoring 'Run For Water' events

16 April 2010

The chemical company has been warned it cannot escape responsibility for the ongoing impacts of the 1984 gas leak by sponsoring an event that highlights water scarcity.

Ukrainian authorities respond to Amnesty International's human rights challenge

15 April 2010

The Ukrainian authorities have vowed to ensure accountability for human rights violations in response to Amnesty International’s recommendations to the newly-elected president.

More than 50,000 people in Kenya at risk of imminent forced eviction

15 April 2010

Those living alongside the country's railway lines have been told to pull down their structures and leave, or risk prosecution. Most are slum dwellers in Nairobi.

Executions by Hamas in Gaza 'deplorable'

15 April 2010

The first two men to be officially executed since 2005 had  been convicted by military courts of charges of 'collaboration' with the Israeli military and involvement in murder.

Libyan prisoner of conscience Jamal el-Haji released

15 April 2010

The writer was acquitted of charges of insulting the judicial authorities, after more than four months in detention.

Egypt urged to protect peaceful demonstrators

15 April 2010

The authorities have been urged to allow peaceful protests after police violently repressed another anti-government demonstration in Cairo this week.

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