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The state of the world's human rights

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22 September 2010

Amnesty International has called for decisive and inclusive action to protect people living in slums in Egypt after a senior Cairo city official was cleared of negligence over the deaths of at least 119 people in a rockslide in September 2008.

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20 September 2010

Activists and medical workers in Sierra Leone and Burkina Faso tell Amnesty International that world leaders need to put human rights at the heart of efforts to combat maternal mortality in Africa…

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20 September 2010

Amnesty International has called on the Zimbabwean authorities to release 83 activists arrested during a peaceful demonstration in the capital Harare on Monday.

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16 September 2010

Azimzhan Askarov, director of the human rights organization Vozdukh (Air), convicted of involvement in the murder of a policeman after an unfair trial.

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16 September 2010

World leaders urged to take urgent steps to uphold the rights of millions living in poverty in order to meet targets set by the Millennium Development Goals.

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16 September 2010

Campaigners and voters also face threats and violence from the Taleban and other insurgent groups in the run-up to this month's parliamentary elections.

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16 September 2010

Court finds that the Turkish authorities had failed to act on information they received that could have prevented activist Hrant Dink's murder in 2007

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16 September 2010

New UN figures show that the annual rate of decline in maternal mortality is less than half of that needed to achieve the Millennium Development Goal target of a 75 per cent reduction between 1990 and 2015.

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15 September 2010

President García to repeal a decree which could grant amnesties to military personnel alleged to have committed abuses during the 1980 – 2000 internal conflict.

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15 September 2010

Amnesty International's call comes as Pope Benedict XVI is about to begin a four-day state visit to the UK, the first ever state visit to the UK by a Pope.

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14 September 2010

UK government must ensure forthcoming inquiry into torture and ill-treatment of detainees held abroad during ongoing counter-terrorism operations is independent, thorough and transparent.

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13 September 2010

Three people have been killed after they were named on the lists of around 90 men and women in the two of Puerto Asis in the southern region of Putumayo.

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13 September 2010

Amnesty International has urged Indian authorities to carry out an effective investigation into a video clip that appears to show detainees in Kashmir being stripped and humiliated by security forces.

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13 September 2010

The Ministry of the Interior order provides specific instructions to police to undertake "a systematic dismantling of illegal camps" prioritizing those inhabited by Roma.

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13 September 2010

Yusuf Sapakoly, 52, died of kidney failure after being refused access to adequate medical assistance by prison authorities.

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13 September 2010

Chen Guangcheng and his family have been kept under unofficial house arrest since he was released from prison last week after serving a four-year sentence.

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10 September 2010

Amnesty International has urged the French authorities to comply with a European Parliament resolution to suspend its policy of expulsions of Roma from the country.

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09 September 2010

Authorities urged to conduct a thorough investigation after a car bomb in the capital Vladikavkaz killed at least 16 civilians and injured dozens more.

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09 September 2010

NGO board members suspended after it criticized alleged violations committed by the authorities against opposition and human rights activists in the Sh'ia community.

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08 September 2010

Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani's sentence of stoning to death has been temporarily suspended but authorities must overturn the death sentence against her entirely.

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