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Europe must halt unreliable 'diplomatic assurances' that risk torture

12 April 2010

A new Amnesty International report documents how countries rely on 'no torture' promises from governments with proven records of torture.

Global day of action ahead of elections urges 'no business as usual' with Sudan

10 April 2010

Activists from 18 countries call on Sudanese parties to ensure that the elections do not become a flashpoint for increased violence and human rights abuses.

Russia urged to investigate disappearance of Ingushetian teacher

9 April 2010

Bashir Mutsolgov was dragged into a car by several armed men in December 2003. He has been missing ever since.

'I owe my life to Amnesty International'

9 April 2010

Hafez Ibrahim was sentenced to death in Yemen in 2005 at the age of 17. He was pardoned two years later after the organization campaigned on his behalf.

Morocco must end harassment of Sahrawi activists

9 April 2010

Hunger strikers protesting against their detention without trial are among those who have faced intimidation after visiting refugee camps in Algeria.

Activists assaulted and illegally detained by Nigerian police

9 April 2010

Members of human rights organization Social Action were stopped and detained earlier this month after leaving their office.

Australia asylum suspension could harm world's most vulnerable

9 April 2010

The government has begun a blanket suspension of the assessment of new claims by Afghan and Sri Lankan nationals.

Europe: Stop forced evictions of Roma in Europe

8 April 2010

Forced evictions are cruel, humiliating and in breach of international law. In Europe, they happen all too often and affect those who are least able to resist.

Attack on Afghan female politician highlights growing risk to women

8 April 2010

Nida Khyani, a female Provincial Council member, was left in critical condition after being attacked in a drive-by shooting in Pul-e-Khumri.

Authorities in Kyrgyzstan must respect human rights

8 April 2010

Police and security forces urged not to use excessive force while restoring public order after three days of violent unrest.

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