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The state of the world's human rights

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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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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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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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02 June 2010

Amnesty International has welcomed the conviction of 19 Turkish officials found guilty of causing the death of a political activist in a landmark torture case.

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27 May 2010

Amnesty International's annual assessment of the state of the world's human rights, details abuses in 159 countries and shows how power politics are worsening the situation.

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19 May 2010

The proposal put forward by the government would prohibit the wearing anywhere in public of any form of clothing intended to conceal one's face. 

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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.

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07 May 2010

Amnesty International has welcomed a Lithuanian court decision to allow Saturday's 2010 Baltic Pride march in Vilnius to go ahead.

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05 May 2010

A court has suspended the march, which was set to take place in the capital Vilnius on Saturday, on public security grounds.

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30 April 2010

A new law violates the rights to freedom of expression and religion of women who wear the burqa or the niqab as an expression of their identity.

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28 April 2010

Police detained dozens of opposition supporters on their way to a demonstration in the capital Baku to demand the rights to freedom of expression and assembly.

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28 April 2010

Amnesty International has condemned a Moldovan appeal court's decision to uphold a ban on an upcoming pro-equality march due to "security and public morality concerns".

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22 April 2010

Amnesty International urges the Belgian Parliament not to pass a draft law which would prohibit the wearing of full face veils anywhere in public.

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22 April 2010

Amnesty International has urged the Azerbaijani authorities to free a journalist jailed on trumped up charges of terrorism and defamation after the European Court of Human Rights ruled he had been wrongfully imprisoned.

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