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8 November 2010

Amnesty International and Gael García Bernal launch films on migrants in Mexico

8 November 2010

Amnesty International and Mexican actor and producer Gael García Bernal, have launched a series of films depicting the plight of irregular migrants in Mexico.

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8 November 2010

Greater protection for Russian journalists urged

8 November 2010

Amnesty International calls on Russian authorities to ensure protection for journalists, after several attacks in and near Moscow in the past four days.

Myanmar government attacks on freedoms compromise elections

5 November 2010

The Myanmar government’s attacks on the freedoms of expression, peaceful assembly, and association compromise the country’s first elections in 20 years, says Amnesty International.

Syria must investigate assault on jailed rights lawyer

5 November 2010

Award-winning activist Muhannad al-Hassani, currently serving a three-year prison sentence, was severely beaten by his cellmate last month.

Ugandan gay rights activist: ‘I have to watch my back more than ever’

5 November 2010

When a Ugandan tabloid published Frank Mugisha's personal details in October and called for him and other alleged homosexuals to be hanged for ‘recruiting children’ he knew there would be a struggle ahead - on the streets and in the courts.

Congolese activist lives in fear after attack

5 November 2010

Clemence Bakatuseka, who works on behalf of victims of sexual violence, says police demanded a 'protection fee' to help her after she was attacked by armed men at her home last month.

Barriers prevent Indonesian women from achieving reproductive health

4 November 2010

Many Indonesian women and girls struggle to achieve reproductive health in the face of discriminatory laws, policies and practices, a new report by Amnesty International says.

Indonesian woman persecuted for the 'shame' of being raped and pregnant

4 November 2010

19-year old domestic worker Rhaya was ostracised and her family forced to leave their home after she was raped and became pregnant.

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