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The state of the world's human rights

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18 August 2010

Amnesty International calls on the Bahraini authorities to reveal the whereabouts of eight human rights defenders, political activists and Shia clerics arrested in a clampdown by the authorities.

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10 August 2010

Amnesty International has condemned the sentencing of seven members of Iran's Baha’i religious minority to 20 years in jail on a series of politically motivated charges.

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30 July 2010

Amnesty International has urged the Egyptian authorities to drop all charges against two human rights activists and a blogger whose trial is expected to conclude on Saturday.

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14 July 2010

Musaad Abu Fagr was detained without trial for almost three years over protests against the demolition of homes in the Sinai Peninsula.

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07 July 2010

Amnesty International is calling on the Tunisian authorities not to imprison ailing journalist Fahem Boukadous, after a court upheld his four-year prison sentence over his reporting of 2008 protests against unemployment and high living costs.

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05 July 2010

Amnesty International has condemned the sentencing to three years in prison of veteran Syrian lawyer and human rights activist, Haytham al-Maleh.

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23 June 2010

Though released, Emadeddin Baghi now faces the additional charges of undertaking "propaganda against the state" and "colluding to commit acts against national security".

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23 June 2010

Muhannad al-Hassani was convicted of charges brought against him after he drew public attention to unfair trials of political prisoners before the Supreme State Security Court.

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20 June 2010

One year after Neda Agha Soltan was shot while leaving a peaceful election protest in Tehran, the authorities have yet to carry out an investigation into her death.

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18 June 2010

Authorities accused of subjecting Mordechai Vanunu, who has already spent 18 years in prison, to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.

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17 June 2010

An amendment to the penal code is intended to target human rights activists who lobby foreign bodies such as the EU, to put pressure on the government over its human rights record.

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11 June 2010

Adeeb Abu Rahma is being tried by a military court after he took part in a protest last July against the Israeli built fence/wall on Palestinian land.

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09 June 2010

Shiva Nazar Ahari, a journalist, blogger and member of the Committee of Human Rights Reporters (CHRR), was arrested with two other CHRR members on 20 December 2009. Amnesty International calls for her immediate and unconditional release.

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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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25 May 2010

Amnesty International criticizes the authorities' attempts to silence and harass activists, as the trial of two leading human rights defenders and a prominent blogger begins.

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20 May 2010

Amnesty International has urged the Bahraini authorities to conduct an independent investigation into the shooting of an anti-government protester in disputed circumstances.

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14 May 2010

Amnesty International has called on the Kuwaiti government to release a blogger and journalist who has gone on hunger strike in protest at his detention on charges of defamation.

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12 May 2010

Ameer Makhoul, a Palestinian citizen of Israel currently in detention, has been charged with "contact with a foreign agent" on the basis of "secret evidence".

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12 May 2010

Amnesty International has urged the Israeli government not to imprison nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu, who is facing a return to jail within days.

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11 May 2010

Egyptian authorities have rushed through parliament a two-year extension to emergency laws that have been used to crackdown on peaceful opposition protests.

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