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Bahrain intensifies crackdown on activists and clerics

18 August 2010

Amnesty International calls on the Bahraini authorities to reveal the whereabouts of eight human rights defenders, political activists and Shia clerics arrested in a clampdown by the authorities.

Philippine police responsible for torture must be prosecuted

18 August 2010

The Philippine government should ensure that police officers responsible for torture shown in a video broadcast in the national media are brought to justice, Amnesty International said on Wednesday.

Fears grow for Kurdish man held in Syrian custody

17 August 2010

Amnesty International is urging the Syrian authorities to release or charge a Kurdish man who has been detained for almost two years.

Cuba urged to end campaign against mother of dead hunger striker

17 August 2010

Reina Luisa Tamayo says she has been repeatedly harassed by the authorities and government supporters during the regular marches she carries out in her son's memory.

Afghan couple stoned to death by Taleban

16 August 2010

Amnesty International condemns the executions of two people for 'eloping', carried out in a Taleban-controlled village in the province of Kunduz.

UK violates rights of terror suspects with ‘unfair’ control orders

12 August 2010

Amnesty International accuses the UK government of developing a "shadow justice system" that imposes severe restrictions on the rights of individuals suspected of terrorism-related activity.

TV ‘confession’ of Iran stoning case woman criticized

12 August 2010

Amnesty International criticized the TV “confession” of an Iranian woman in which Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, awaiting execution by stoning for adultery, appears to implicate herself in the murder of her husband.

Omar Khadr Guantánamo military trial condemned

12 August 2010

Omar Khadr is facing five "war crime" charges, including a murder charge for allegedly throwing a grenade that fatally wounded a US soldier.

Slovak government commits to end segregated education

11 August 2010

Following yesterday’s approval by the Slovak National Assembly of the new coalition government’s programme for the next four years in office, Amnesty International welcomes the stated commitment to adopt measures to eliminate segregation in education on the basis of ethnic origin.

Slovak government commits to end segregated education

11 August 2010

Slovakia's new coalition government commits to taking measures to eliminate segregation in education on ethnic lines.

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