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Mixed weekend for LGBT marches

18 May 2009

The first ever Baltic Pride march in Riga, Latvia passed off successfully and peacefully - but there was violence at similar events in Russia and Poland.

Humanitarian crisis continues in Sri Lanka

18 May 2009

The war in Sri Lanka is reaching its final hours following the reported admission of defeat by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

Baltic Pride march gets green light in Latvia

15 May 2009

The Baltic Pride march due to take place on Saturday 16 May in Riga, Latvia, will go ahead after a ban against the event was lifted.

Return of Guantánamo military commissions would not serve justice

15 May 2009

Pakistani civilians trapped in conflict zone lack food, health care and water

15 May 2009

The Pakistani military and Taleban insurgents should immediately allow tens of thousands of civilians caught in the middle of ferocious fighting to leave.

Armed security forces attack Yemeni newspaper offices

15 May 2009

Armed security forces used tear gas and shot at the offices of the Aden-based Arabic daily al-Ayyam in Yemen on Wednesday.

Remaining political prisoners freed in Zimbabwe

14 May 2009

The remaining three of 18 political and human rights activists who were re-detained in Zimbabwe last week have all been released on bail.

Baltic Pride march banned in Latvia

14 May 2009

The planned Baltic Pride march due to take place on Saturday in Riga, Latvia, has been banned.

UN Security Council must step in to support Aung San Suu Kyi

14 May 2009

Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi faces trial on Monday after an American man is alleged to have swum across the lake in front of her house and stayed there

US blocks publication of detainee abuse photos

14 May 2009

The US administration moved on Thursday to block publication of photographs depicting abuse of detainees in US custody in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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