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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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20 May 2010

Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza were arrested in December two days after holding an engagement ceremony.

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18 May 2010

Four members of staff were also arrested during a late night raid by security forces on the offices of opposition daily Rai Al Shaab.

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18 May 2010

Couple arrested in December after holding an engagement ceremony face up to 14 years in prison.

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11 May 2010

Unity government urged to end all malicious prosecutions of people exercising their rights to freedom of expression after the acquittal of Roy Bennett, a critic of President Mugabe.

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28 April 2010

Victoire Ingabire of the United Democratic Forces, who plans to stand in presidential elections in August, has been charged with genocide ideology and collaboration with a "terrorist" group.

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20 April 2010

Amnesty International has urged the Zimbabwe police to end their intimidation of activists and stop preventing them from exercising their right to peaceful assembly.

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19 April 2010

Alin Hilowle Hassan, director of Isha, a human rights organization in the Bay and Bakool region of southern Somalia, was captured at his home in Baidoa.

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09 April 2010

Members of human rights organization Social Action were stopped and detained earlier this month after leaving their office.

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31 March 2010

Artist Owen Maseko was arrested after participating in a show depicting atrocities that took place in the Matabeleland region in the 1980s.

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19 March 2010

An increase in harassment, arbitrary arrests, detentions, torture and other ill-treatment by security forces is anticipated ahead of April's elections.

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25 February 2010

Unrest across the country is linked to calls from supporters of President Gbagbo, for tens of thousands of "foreigners" to be excluded from the electoral roll.

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24 February 2010

Gertrude Hambira fled after five men and one women who identified themselves as officers from the Criminal Investigation Department raided her office.

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23 February 2010

Radio correspondent Ali Yusuf Adan was taken after the broadcast of a report alleging that the armed group had killed a man in the Wanleweyn district.

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18 February 2010
Amnesty International has urged the country's president, Paul Kagame, to show commitment to freedom of expression following an attack on on two members of United Democratic Forces.
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10 February 2010
Torture, harassment and politically motivated prosecutions of human rights activists and perceived opponents have persisted since the government's formation a year ago.
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19 January 2010
Amnesty International has called on the government to ensure that the attack is not used as an excuse to violate the rights of citizens in Cabinda through arbitrary arrests and detentions.
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07 January 2010
Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga were arrested in December, two days after they had a 'traditional engagement ceremony'.
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07 December 2009
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03 December 2009
An Amnesty International delegation also found cases of over 40 people whose whereabouts are still unknown. These human rights violations follow a massacre during a political protest in September.
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