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Over 900 people on death row in Iraq face imminent execution

4 December 2009

The prisoners, who include 17 women, are said to have had their death sentences ratified by the Presidential Council, the final step before executions are carried out.

Evidence of new arrests, harassment and illegal detentions by Guinea security forces

3 December 2009

An Amnesty International delegation also found cases of over 40 people whose whereabouts are still unknown. These human rights violations follow a massacre during a political protest in September.

Independent investigation needed into Honduras human rights abuses

3 December 2009

Amnesty International's delegation has documented many cases of abuse including killings following excessive use of force, arbitrary arrests of demonstrators by security forces and indiscriminate, unnecessary use of tear gas.

China must halt death sentences against Uighurs

3 December 2009

Civilian deaths in Somalia hotel explosion condemned

3 December 2009

Amnesty International  has condemned the deliberate targeting of civilians at graduation of medical students in a district of the capital Mogadishu.

Victims of Peru Amazon violence deserve justice without discrimination

2 December 2009

The Peruvian authorities must conduct investigations into the deaths of all those killed during violence at a road blockade led by Amazon Indigenous peoples in June.

Comment: The call from the Swiss minaret

2 December 2009

What does the banning of minarets in Switzerland really mean for Swiss Muslims and what are the implications and lessons for other European countries?

Extra US troops in Afghanistan must not harm Afghan civilians

2 December 2009

Amnesty International has called for a clear, credible mechanism to investigate civilian casualties of military operations, as the US prepares to send in 30,000 more troops.

Saudi Arabian authorities must investigate reported killing of civilians in Yemen

2 December 2009

Analysis: HIV progress blunted by discrimination and sexual violence

1 December 2009

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