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Iran must release scholar held for peaceful criticism of election

27 October 2009

Dr Mohammad Maleki has been held incommunicado since his arrest in August. Amnesty International has expressed grave concern for his health as he is suffering from serious illnesses.

Iranian refugees released from detention in Turkey

27 October 2009

Two Iranian refugees who were refused access to the asylum system in Turkey and unlawfully detained for more than a year have been released.

Honduras radio journalists dealt further blow to freedom of expression

27 October 2009

Three programmes have been cancelled by a popular radio station, because their broadcasts 'failed to promote peace' and 'discredited' the electoral process.

Karadžic trial must bring justice to victims from Bosnia war

26 October 2009

The beginning of the Hague trial of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadžic is an important step towards justice for the tens of thousands of victims of the Bosnian war.

Latest killings of civilians in Baghdad a 'war crime'

26 October 2009

Amnesty International has strongly condemned the killing of at least 155 people, mostly civilians, in twin suicide bomb attacks in Baghdad.

Russian authorities must investigate activist’s murder

26 October 2009

Russian and Kabardino-Balkarian authorities must find and bring to justice those responsible for the murder of Maksharip Aushev, a leading civil society activist from Ingushetia.

Saudi King sets aside flogging of journalist over ‘sex life’ TV show

26 October 2009

Sierra Leone Special Court renders final judgment in RUF case

26 October 2009

Nigerian government must arrest Sudanese President during visit

23 October 2009

Peru one step closer to legalising abortion

23 October 2009

The Peruvian Congress' has decided to stand by its proposal to decriminalize abortion in cases where women and girls become pregnant as a result of rape or incest.

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