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The state of the world's human rights

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15 March 2010

Amnesty International has called on the Tunisian President to end the daily harassment of former political prisoners ahead of the country's national independence day.

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12 March 2010

Amnesty International has made an urgent personal appeal to Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak to prevent the execution of a man who is believed to have been wrongly convicted of murder.

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12 March 2010

Amnesty International called on US President Barack Obama to tackle soaring rates of maternal mortality and pregnancy-related complications that particularly affect those in poverty.

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12 March 2010

Insurgent groups in Pakistan must stop targeting humanitarian agencies that are trying to provide assistance to the country's poor, said Amnesty International after six NGO workers were killed in the country’s northwest region.

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12 March 2010

Amnesty International calls on the Palestinian and Israeli authorities to release all journalists who are being detained for carrying out their legitimate professional activities, amid continuing harassment of media workers in the region.

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12 March 2010

Amnesty International has called for the promised investigation into the alleged killing by Kenyan police of seven men to be impartial, independent and for the results to be made public.

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12 March 2010

An Egyptian man, who may have been wrongfully convicted of murder, was hanged in Cairo on Wednesday morning, Amnesty International has learned.

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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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11 March 2010

Amnesty International has welcomed the release of an Iranian football journalist who was detained for publishing posters supporting an Iranian-Azerbaijani football team.

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10 March 2010

A new law bars all political prisoners, including detained Nobel Peace-prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, from belonging to a political party.

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10 March 2010

Adnan Hajizade and Emin Milli have been sentenced to two and two and a half years respectively after they posted a video critical of the government on YouTube.

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10 March 2010

Amnesty International urges Israel to cease constructing illegal settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories after a plan to build 1,600 new homes is approved.

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09 March 2010

Prime Minister Robert Fico has announced a proposal to take the children from the settlements where they live and place them in boarding schools.

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09 March 2010

Ahmed Mostafa was facing jail after he after he published a post alleging nepotism within the armed forces.

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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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08 March 2010

An Italian court has confirmed the convictions of 15 police officers, prison guards and doctors who were found guilty of the ill-treatment of detainees in the Bolzaneto facility in 2001.

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08 March 2010

The President of Timor-Leste has told Amnesty International he would support the establishment of an international criminal tribunal for crimes committed during the 1975-1999 conflict with Indonesia, should the UN Security Council set it up.

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05 March 2010

As attacks on the civilian population and humanitarian agencies continue, the government has requested that MONUC, the UN peacekeeping mission, withdraws from the country by June 2011.

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05 March 2010

Amnesty International has called for the Egyptian authorities to release a blogger and prisoner of conscience who published a post alleging nepotism within the armed forces.

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05 March 2010
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