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09 July 2010

Chinese security forces last night cancelled a documentary screening by an HIV/AIDS education group, which Amnesty International is strongly criticising as part of the ongoing harassment of peaceful public health educators.

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08 July 2010

Amnesty International is calling for the release of three award-winning Tibetan environmental activist brothers, two of whom were recently given lengthy prison sentences within a week of each other.

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08 July 2010

Amnesty International today welcomed the release of a prisoner of conscience imprisoned in Papua for his role in a peaceful flag-raising protest.

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01 July 2010

The Bangladesh Rapid Action Battalion carried out a violent attack on the house of Mirza Abbas, a leading Bangladesh National Party (BNP) politician and former mayor of Dhaka.

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11 June 2010

As the spotlight focuses on the world's greatest football tournament, Amnesty International highlights some of the human rights issues facing the host nation and calls on its government to protect all citizens and visitors from human rights abuse.

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09 June 2010

Tan Zuoren was jailed for trying to publicize the number of children who died in the 2008 disaster and the corruption that led to their deaths.

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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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30 April 2010

Many women human rights defenders in Shanghai have been targeted by the Chinese authorities for campaigning against forced evictions ahead of Expo 2010.

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20 April 2010

The laws grant sweeping powers of detention, permit the use of secret prisons and encourage torture, enforced disappearances and other abuses.

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08 April 2010

Nida Khyani, a female Provincial Council member, was left in critical condition after being attacked in a drive-by shooting in Pul-e-Khumri.

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07 April 2010

Myanmar's human rights record should be at the top of the agenda for Southeast Asian states attending the organization's summit in Ha Noi.

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16 March 2010

Father Nguyen Van Ly, who is serving an eight year jail term for spreading "propaganda" against the state in 2007, was released for a period of 12 months on humanitarian grounds to receive medical treatment.

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11 March 2010

The Sri Lankan government should end its harassment of journalists and activists and take steps against those making threats, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said in a joint statement.

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08 March 2010

Women human rights defenders in Afghanistan have told Amnesty International they face intimidation and attacks as they attempt to tackle violence and discrimination in the country.

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11 February 2010
A Beijing court has rejected the well-known scholar's appeal against his 11 year prison sentence for "inciting subversion of state power".
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09 February 2010
Tan Zuoren was convicted for criticizing the Chinese Communist Party and the government in his online articles and diaries about the handling of 1989's Tiananmen crackdown.
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01 February 2010
Amnesty International has called on the Sri Lankan government to end its crackdown on journalists, political activists and human rights defenders following last week’s presidential election.
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22 January 2010
Amnesty International has called on Sri Lankan political leaders to investigate attacks on activists during one of the most violent presidential elections in the last 20 years.
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20 January 2010
In a one-day trial, a court convicted four pro-democracy activists of 'activities aimed at overthrowing the people's administration', sentencing them to between five and 16 years.
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13 January 2010
Amnesty International has again urged the Chinese authorities to end censorship of the internet after online firm Google raised concern about the hacking of activists' email accounts.
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