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Sudan death sentences rise to 82

29 April 2009

The sentencing of eleven men on Sunday, brings to 82 the number condemned to death for their involvement in the attack against the Sudanese government in Khartoum on 1

Pakistan faces displacement crisis as thousands more flee fighting

28 April 2009

At least 33,000 civilians have abandoned their homes to avoid clashes between Pakistani security forces and the Taleban, joining over half a million already displaced

Unwell Indian doctor remains in jail

28 April 2009

The year-long trial of Indian human rights activist Dr Binayak Sen suffered another delay on Monday, further prolonging the doctor's unjust stay in jail.

Burundi abolishes the death penalty but bans homosexuality

27 April 2009

Burundi the 93rd country in the world to abolish the death penalty for all crimes, while those found guilty of engaging in consensual same-sex relations risk imprisonm

Imprisoned journalist on hunger strike in Iran

27 April 2009

Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi, who was jailed for eight years for spying earlier this month, has pledged to stay on hunger strike until she is released.

Senegal authorities must protect nine men at risk of homophobic attacks

27 April 2009

Arrested for their alleged sexual conduct, the men were released from jail last week. They have since been the targets of homophobic statements by the media and an Isl

Organizers of Russian art exhibition charged with inciting hatred

27 April 2009

Yurii Samodurov and Andrei Yerofeev could face up to five years' imprisonment after they organized a contemporary art exhibition in Moscow.

African Human Rights Defenders acknowledge gains but concerns remain deep…

27 April 2009

Human rights defenders from across Africa say they remain deeply concerned by the threats, harassment, intimidation and physical violence they continue to face in ca

Israeli army must make public findings of its probe into Gaza conflict

24 April 2009

The Israel Defense Forces' probe has concluded that it committed no human rights violations and made only rare mistakes, some of which may have resulted in the killing

Civilian casualties continue to mount in Sri Lanka

24 April 2009

The United Nations (UN) now estimates that more than 6,500 civilians have died and 13000 injured in the fighting in the north eastern region of Sri Lanka.

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