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Member of United Arab Emirates ruling family implicated in 'torture' video

1 May 2009

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) authorities have announced that they will open an investigation into allegations of serious criminal assault committed by a member of

Pakistan displacement crisis worsens as fighting spreads

30 April 2009

At least 65,000 people are now in need of assistance as fighting continues between government forces and the Taleban.

China targets activists ahead of Tiananmen anniversary

30 April 2009

Chinese authorities have intensified the crackdown on human rights activists in the lead-up to the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests.

Mixed messages from President Obama after 100 days

29 April 2009

100 days after taking office, President Obama's record in terms of US counter terrorism policies has been assessed in a new Amnesty International report.

Zimbabwean authorities continue persecution of political activists

29 April 2009

The authorities in Zimbabwe have continued their persecution of two officials of the Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's party, the Movement for Democratic Change.

Obama - Building trust and respect for human rights in the US

29 April 2009

Those who watched Barack Obama take office on 20 January were part of a far-reaching celebration of the once seemingly impossible becoming reality.

Sudan death sentences rise to 82

29 April 2009

The sentencing of eleven men on Sunday, brings to 82 the number condemned to death for their involvement in the attack against the Sudanese government in Khartoum on 1

Pakistan faces displacement crisis as thousands more flee fighting

28 April 2009

At least 33,000 civilians have abandoned their homes to avoid clashes between Pakistani security forces and the Taleban, joining over half a million already displaced

Unwell Indian doctor remains in jail

28 April 2009

The year-long trial of Indian human rights activist Dr Binayak Sen suffered another delay on Monday, further prolonging the doctor's unjust stay in jail.

Burundi abolishes the death penalty but bans homosexuality

27 April 2009

Burundi the 93rd country in the world to abolish the death penalty for all crimes, while those found guilty of engaging in consensual same-sex relations risk imprisonm

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