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Yemen bomb attack targets Shi’a community

24 November 2010

Amnesty International has condemned a bomb attack in Yemen that reportedly killed at least 17 people and injured 15 as they travelled to celebrate a Shi’a festival in the northern town of al-Zahir.

Philippines: Justice still not served one year after massacre

22 November 2010

Amnesty International calls on the Philippine authorities to ensure timely justice for the Maguindanao massacre, and to abolish the private armies that continue to operate one year after the killings.

Turkey: All Children Have Rights

22 November 2010

Since 2006, thousands of children in Turkey, some as young as 12, have been prosecuted under anti-terrorism legislation for their alleged participation in demonstrations. The demonstrations were focused on issues of concern to members of the Kurdish community and often involved violent clashes with the police.

Egyptian authorities urged to uphold human rights during election

20 November 2010

Amnesty International calls on the authorities to ensure that all candidates and voters are not harassed or intimidated by security forces, supporters of the ruling party and others.

Myanmar political prisoners still fighting for their rights behind bars

19 November 2010

Following Aung San Suu Kyi's release from house arrest, Amnesty International profiles four other prisoners of conscience whose combined sentences come to 229 years in prison.

Azerbaijan urged to end harassment of activists

19 November 2010

The arrest of parliamentary candidate Bakhtiyar Hajiyev followed the release earlier this week of youth activists, bloggers, and prisoners of conscience Emin Milli and Adnan Hajizade.

Fresh claims of abuse of Indonesian domestic workers in Saudi Arabia

19 November 2010

Amnesty International today called on the Saudi Arabian authorities to protect domestic workers from abuse, following the reported discovery of the mutilated body of an Indonesian woman in a skip.

NATO summit must protect basic human rights in Afghanistan

18 November 2010

Leaders urged to improve accountability for Afghan and international military forces and tackle arbitrary detention and torture.

Indian authorities must release 14-year-old held in Kashmir without charge

18 November 2010

Mushtag Ahmad Sheikh has been detained since his arrest in April for allegedly taking part in anti-government protests.

Concern over arrest of pregnant human rights defender in Colombia

18 November 2010

Carolina Rubio, who is more than eight months pregnant, is being held on charges of having links with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.

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