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Timor-Leste President would support international tribunal

8 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.

UN forces must remain in the Democratic Republic of Congo

5 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.

Egypt urged to release blogger prosecuted by military court

5 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.

USA: Daily injustice, immeasurable damage

5 March 2010

Protest leaders punished for fighting high electricity charges in Mexico

4 March 2010

Sara López, Joaquín Aguilar and Guadalupe Borja have been detained since July 2009 for their activities as members of a group fighting high tariffs in Campeche.

Iran urged to release journalist jailed for political activism

4 March 2010

Hengameh Shahidi began a six-year sentence last week, for charges relating to her political work in the wake of last year's disputed presidential election.

Philippine journalist recounts escape from massacre

3 March 2010

Journalist Aquiles Zonio, one of only three survivors of the Maguindanao massacre, tells of his narrow escape and the continuing climate of fear in the region.

Russia urged to investigate attack on human rights activist

2 March 2010

Vadim Karastelev, who has been campaigning for police reform and against corruption, was severely beaten by two men outside his home in Novorossisk.

Cuban human rights activist in maximum security prison must be released

26 February 2010

Amnesty International has adopted its 55th prisoner of conscience in Cuba and urged President Raúl Castro to release him immediately and unconditionally.

Homophobic law to enter into force in Lithuania

26 February 2010

A new law restricting the distribution of public information relating to the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people enters into force next week.

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