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27 November 2009
Blog written for Amnesty International by Belarusian youth activist Tatyana Tishkevich.
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27 November 2009
Blog by Belarusian youth activist Mikhail Kryvau.
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27 November 2009
Blog by Belarusian youth activist Ales Charnyshou.
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27 November 2009
Belarusian youth activists sentenced to 'restricted freedom' for attending a peaceful protest have told Amnesty International how they were targeted by the authorities.
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11 November 2009
Musician and activist Igor Koktysh has been detained for over two years for the peaceful expression of his beliefs. If forcibly returned to Belarus, he could face the death penalty.
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05 November 2009
US and Italian intelligence agents are convicted for their involvement in the abduction of Usama Mostafa Hassan Nasr (better known as Abu Omar).
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27 October 2009
Two Iranian refugees who were refused access to the asylum system in Turkey and unlawfully detained for more than a year have been released.
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24 September 2009
Two Iranian refugees remain in detention in Turkey despite a European Court of Human Rights ruling on Tuesday should be released, according to Amnesty International.
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27 August 2009
US Attorney General Eric Holder has ordered a "preliminary review" into the secret detention programme operated by the CIA after the attacks of 11 September 2001. It's a welcome first step but it's not enough, says Amnesty International.
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13 August 2009
Ali Ben Sassi Toumi has been accused of 'membership of a terrorist organization', 'providing expertise and logistical support to a terrorist organization' and fraud.
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28 July 2009
Burmese opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has been awarded the 2009 Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience award.
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24 July 2009
Yuri Samodurov and Andrei Yerofeev face up to five years in prison after organizing a Moscow art exhibition. Artists and writers have sent a letter expressing their co
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10 July 2009
Mounting evidence, including a statement by former Shadow Home Secretary David Davis, suggests that UK authorities expolited the torture of terrorism suspects by forei
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28 May 2009
Amnesty International’s Secretary General has called on the G-20 grouping that brings together the world’s leading economies to lead by example and show
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18 May 2009
The first ever Baltic Pride march in Riga, Latvia passed off successfully and peacefully - but there was violence at similar events in Russia and Poland.
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17 April 2009
There can be no stability and security for the people of Chechnya, until those responsible for gross human rights abuses in the country over the last 10 years are brou
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16 April 2009
Sakit Zahidov was considered a prisoner of conscience. It is thought that he was imprisoned to silence his critical reporting of the authorities.
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20 March 2009
Amnesty International has called on other European governments to follow Ireland's lead in offering to accept a small number of Guantánamo detainees who the U
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13 March 2009
All three are reported to have been beaten and otherwise ill-treated while in detention. Two have already been detained for four years.
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24 February 2009
UK resident Binyam Mohamed has been released from detention in Guantánamo Bay and allowed to return to the UK.
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