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Eritreans at risk of forcible return from Libya after detention centre disturbances

6 July 2010

Amnesty International has urged the Libyan authorities not to forcibly return around 200 Eritreans held in detention amid allegations that several prisoners were beaten by security officials after an escape attempt last week.

Zimbabwe diamond fields activist must be released

6 July 2010

Amnesty International has called on the Zimbabwean government to release an activist who is being detained after he exposed human rights violations in the country’s Marange diamond fields.

Iran must halt imminent execution of convicted juvenile offender

6 July 2010

Amnesty International is urgently calling on the Iranian authorities to halt the imminent execution of Mohammad Reza Haddadi, who could face death by hanging as soon as Wednesday 7 July for a murder he allegedly committed when he was 15 years old.

Imprisoned Azerbaijani journalist faces new jail term

6 July 2010

Amnesty International has condemned the sentencing of imprisoned Azerbaijani journalist Eynulla Fatullayev to two and a half years’ for possession of drugs.

Syria must reveal the truth about 2008 prison disappearances

5 July 2010

Amnesty International has called on the President of Syria to reveal exactly what happened to 52 prisoners who went missing during and after disturbances at a military prison that also left at least 22 people dead.

Veteran Syrian lawyer and activist receives 'unfair' jail term

5 July 2010

Amnesty International has condemned the sentencing to three years in prison of veteran Syrian lawyer and human rights activist, Haytham al-Maleh.

New testimonies reinforce call for China to investigate Xinjiang riots

2 July 2010

A new Amnesty International report details excessive use of force, mass arrests, enforced disappearances, and torture in detention during the ensuing government crackdown.

Release of Mexican social protestors exposes abuses in the justice system

2 July 2010

The acquittal of a group of Mexican protestors jailed for an alleged kidnapping exposes the grave misuse of the justice system to secure convictions, Amnesty International has said.

New Amnesty International chief calls on governments to respect rights of world's most vulnerable people

1 July 2010

Salil Shetty, the organization's new Secretary General, begins his first full day in office by stressing the urgency of ensuring that human rights are placed at the centre of efforts to eradicate poverty.

Bangladeshi security forces used excessive force during raid

1 July 2010

The Bangladesh Rapid Action Battalion carried out a violent attack on the house of Mirza Abbas, a leading Bangladesh National Party (BNP) politician and former mayor of Dhaka.

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