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Bangladesh police crack down on peaceful protesters

30 November 2010

Security forces use excessive force against demonstrators taking part in a national day-long strike.

Swiss deportation referendum success puts human rights at risk

28 November 2010

Amnesty International urges the Swiss authorities at all levels not to enforce the deportation of foreigners convicted of certain criminal offences if this will result in human rights violations after voters backed the move in a referendum on Sunday.

Egyptian Facebook user faces five years in jail for posts

26 November 2010

Amnesty International today called on the Egyptian authorities to stop the trial in a military court of a Facebook user facing up to five years in prison after he published public information on Egypt’s military service.

Former minister accused over killings in Guatemala must be brought to justice

26 November 2010

Carlos Vielman was released by the Spanish authorities this week, after Guatemala failed to meet a deadline for filing the proper documentation for his extradition.

Kuwait urged to release blogger who criticized Prime Minister

26 November 2010

Journalist and lawyer Muhammad 'Abd al-Qader al-Jasem was sentenced to one year in prison this week after he was convicted of criminal defamation.

Brazil: Violence in Rio de Janeiro condemned

26 November 2010

Amnesty International today urged the Brazilian authorities to act proportionately and within the law in their response to the wave of criminal gang violence that has swept Rio de Janeiro over the last week.

Nicaragua must put an end to rape and sexual abuse of girls

25 November 2010

The Nicaraguan authorities must eradicate rape and widespread sexual abuse of girls, Amnesty International has said in a new report.

Côte d’Ivoire politicians must prevent election violence

25 November 2010

Amnesty International today urged Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential candidates to calm their supporters and avoid inflammatory statements, amid outbursts of violence ahead of the country’s second round of presidential elections this Sunday.

Landmark enforced disappearances convention to enter into force

25 November 2010

The treaty will enter into force on 23 December, after Iraq became the 20th country to ratify it.

Israel condemned over Bedouin village demolition

25 November 2010

Amnesty International has condemned the Israeli authorities following the demolition of a Bedouin village in southern Israel for the seventh time since July.

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