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Yemen authorities accused of complicity in tribal extrajudicial execution

2 August 2010

'Ali 'Abdullah Muhsin al-Rajhi was accused of murder but instead of being arrested and tried by the authorities, he was handed over to the victim's family and summarily killed.

Pakistani president's UK visit must deliver human rights gains in Northwest

2 August 2010

President Asif Ali Zardari's visit comes amid increased focus by international leaders on his country's response to the Taleban-led insurgency.

Cluster bomb ban treaty takes effect worldwide

1 August 2010

The groundbreaking disarmament and humanitarian treaty bans the use, production, stockpiling and transfer of cluster munitions.

Justice urged for murder of human rights defender in Democratic Republic of Congo

30 July 2010

Pascal Kabungulu was killed five years ago by a group of armed men who broke into his house and shot him dead in front of his family.

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.

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