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Egypt must drop charges against three activists

30 July 2010

Amnesty International has urged the Egyptian authorities to drop all charges against two human rights activists and a blogger whose trial is expected to conclude on Saturday.

Fighting and dying for human rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo

30 July 2010

Joseph Dunia Ruyenzi is one of hundreds of human rights activists in the country who face arrest, harassment, threats and even death over their work.

Iran must release or try US hikers held without charge for a year

30 July 2010

Shane Michael Bauer, Joshua Felix Fattal and Sarah Emily Shourd were arrested by Iranian forces in the Iraq-Iran border area a year ago.

China convicts Uighur web managers on state security charges

30 July 2010

Amnesty International has condemned the closed trial and conviction of three Uighur website managers on state security charges.

States urged to support rights to water and sanitation

29 July 2010

United Nations says an estimated 884 million people lack access to safe drinking water while more than 2.6 billion people have no access to basic sanitation.

Iran must end harassment of stoning case lawyer

28 July 2010

Amnesty International urges Iran to stop harassing human rights lawyers amid continuing uncertainty over the whereabouts of the defence counsel in a controversial stoning case.

Belarus frees conscientious objector

28 July 2010

Yevgeny Yakovenko, who refuses to carry arms because of his pacifist convictions, was amnestied by a panel of judges.

Japan executions of two men condemned

28 July 2010

Amnesty International has condemned the executions of two Japanese men in the first death sentences carried out since the country's new government came to power last year.

Greece must stop treating migrants as criminals

27 July 2010

A new Amnesty International report details the poor treatment and living conditions faced by thousands of irregular migrants and asylum-seekers detained in the country each year.

South Ossetia civil society activist beaten

27 July 2010

Timur Tskhovrebov, who was attacked by up to 10 people, believes he was targeted because of his journalistic work and dissenting political views.

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