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Iranian protester's death sentence must be reviewed

9 October 2009

Amnesty International is urging the Iranian authorities to rescind the death sentence imposed on post-election protester Mohammad-Reza Ali-Zamani.

UN event hears the need for human rights in global Arms Trade Treaty

8 October 2009

More than 100 government officials from around the world attended an event at the United Nations where Amnesty International launched a new briefing on the arms trade. 

Displaced Sri Lankans trapped between the military and the impending monsoon

8 October 2009

A quarter of a million Sri Lankans now being held in de facto detention camps are facing a humanitarian disaster as monsoon rains threaten to flood camps.

Guinea: Military and police weapons transfers must be suspended

8 October 2009

Amnesty International has called on all states to suspend international supplies of military and police weaponry, munitions and other equipment that could be used to commit human rights violations by Guinean security forces.

Afghan candidates must stop intimidation of journalists

7 October 2009

Since the August polls, Amnesty International has received evidence of harassment and violence against the media by supporters of President Hamid Karzai and his chief election rival, Abdullah Abdullah.

Imminent execution in Belarus must be stopped

7 October 2009

Ahead of the World Day Against the Death Penalty, Amnesty International has urged the President of Belarus, Aleksandr Lukashenka, to grant clemency to a man who may be facing imminent execution.

President Kadyrov libel trial reveals danger faced by human rights activists

7 October 2009

A Moscow court has found in favour of the president's libel suit against human rights activist Oleg Orlov who accused him of "being responsible" for the murder of human rights worker Natalia Estemirova.

Family demands release of 'outspoken' Yemeni journalist

6 October 2009

Muhammad al-Maqalih was abducted by a group of men in an unmarked van. It is thought  he is being held because of his criticism of the government over the armed clashes in Sa'da.

World Habitat Day: Governments in Africa must end forced evictions

5 October 2009

Governments in Africa must end the practice of forced evictions that leave hundreds of thousands homeless every year, Amnesty International said on World Habitat Day, 5 October.

Iran execution postponement move welcomed

5 October 2009

Amnesty International has welcomed a move by the Iranian authorities to postpone the execution of an Afghan national accused of commiting a murder while still a child.

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