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Prominent Iranian blogger jailed for more than 19 years

29 September 2010

Amnesty International has expressed concern over the sentencing of an Iranian-Canadian blogger to more than 19 years in prison for his online comments.

Convictions of Chinese peaceful protesters condemned

29 September 2010

Eight men and two women convicted of 'gathering a crowd to disturb social order' following a Feb 2009 demonstration outside a court in the southwestern province of Sichuan.

Stop forcible returns of Roma to Kosovo

28 September 2010

A new Amnesty International report details how Roma and other minority communities are sent back to face continuing discrimination and violence.

Dominican Republic should investigate abduction allegations against anti-kidnap police

28 September 2010

Juan Almonte Herrera, a member of the Dominican Committee of Human Rights, has not been seen since last September when a group of armed men forced him into a car and drove away.

ICC should decide on Gaza conflict investigation

27 September 2010

An independent report highlights the continuing failure of both the Israeli and Hamas authorities to investigate violations of international law documented by the UN over a year ago.

Syria must release blogger at risk of torture

27 September 2010

Student Tal al-Mallohi has been held incommunicado and without charge since she was arrested by State Security officials in December.

Uganda using terrorism charges against Kenyan rights defender

27 September 2010

Authorities must either release Al-Amin Kimathi or provide details of the charges says Amnesty International in a joint statement with Human Rights Watch.

Sudan urged to end clampdown on freedom of expression before referendum

24 September 2010

A new Amnesty International briefing calls on the authorities to halt the harassment and intimidation of journalists in the run-up to the vote on southern independence in January 2011.

Iran urged to end harassment of rights activist facing seven years in prison

24 September 2010

Journalist Emadeddin Baghi, who has been systematically targeted by the authorities for his human rights work, also has several other cases pending against him.

Risk of rights violations during Peru water protests

24 September 2010

Protesters opposing an irrigation project could be at risk after the President approved a new law allowing the use of the military during civil unrest.

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