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The state of the world's human rights

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23 December 2010

Amnesty International is calling on the Turkmenistani authorities to immediately lift the suspension of the operation of the country’s largest mobile phone service provider.

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23 December 2010

Hungary’s newly adopted media law will impose potentially wide-ranging restrictions on freedom of expression, Amnesty International has warned.

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20 December 2010

Amnesty International has condemned the violent dispersal of a mainly peaceful demonstration in the aftermath of Sunday’s presidential election in Belarus which was marred by irregularities.

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19 November 2010

The arrest of parliamentary candidate Bakhtiyar Hajiyev followed the release earlier this week of youth activists, bloggers, and prisoners of conscience Emin Milli and Adnan Hajizade.

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12 November 2010

Eynulla Fatullayev, who was jailed in 2007 after writing a series of articles critical of the authorities, remains in prison on a new set of apparently trumped-up charges.

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08 November 2010

Amnesty International calls on Russian authorities to ensure protection for journalists, after several attacks in and near Moscow in the past four days.

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04 November 2010

Andrei Bondarenko was ordered to undergo a psychiatric examination after prosecutors argued he had an "excessive awareness of his own and others' rights."

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13 October 2010

Farid Tukhbatullin is believed to be at serious risk of harm after he criticized Turkmenistan's human rights record during a television interview.

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01 September 2010

Amnesty International urges the country's parliament to reject a draft law, set to be debated this week, prohibiting the wearing in public of clothes which prevent identification.

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28 July 2010

Yevgeny Yakovenko, who refuses to carry arms because of his pacifist convictions, was amnestied by a panel of judges.

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27 July 2010

Timur Tskhovrebov, who was attacked by up to 10 people, believes he was targeted because of his journalistic work and dissenting political views.

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23 July 2010

Amnesty International calls on President Nicolas Sarkozy to work to combat discrimination against Roma and Travellers, ahead of a meeting to discuss "problems" relating to their "behaviour".

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23 July 2010

Amnesty International has reiterated its call for the immediate release of an Azerbaijani journalist jailed on fabricated charges after the country's authorities made a last-minute move against a European Court of Human Rights judgment ordering for him to be freed.

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15 July 2010

A year ago, Natalia Estemirova of the Russian Human Rights Centre Memorial was abducted outside her home in Grozny in the Chechen Republic and killed.

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13 July 2010

The law, which must still be approved by the French Senate, prohibits the wearing anywhere in public of any form of clothing intended to conceal one's face.

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12 July 2010

Andrei Yerofeev and Yuri Samodurov, who organized an exhibition featuring religious symbols, have been found guilty of "inciting hatred or enmity".

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09 July 2010

Amnesty International and ARTICLE 19 are urging the Russian authorities to drop the charges against the organizers of Forbidden Art 2006, an exhibition which featured Soviet and post-Soviet art works, some of which used religious symbolism.

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06 July 2010

Amnesty International has condemned the sentencing of imprisoned Azerbaijani journalist Eynulla Fatullayev to two and a half years’ for possession of drugs.

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29 June 2010

Amnesty International calls on law-makers in Catalonia not to adopt a motion this week in favour of the ban in public buildings and spaces.

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18 June 2010

Azimzhan Askarov's life is believed to be in danger after he was arrested while gathering evidence of abuses committed during the recent unrest.

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