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Indonesia must investigate death of Maluku activist

13 September 2010

Yusuf Sapakoly, 52, died of kidney failure after being refused access to adequate medical assistance by prison authorities.

Blind Chinese human rights activist remains under surveillance

13 September 2010

Chen Guangcheng and his family have been kept under unofficial house arrest since he was released from prison last week after serving a four-year sentence.

France must heed EU call to end Roma discrimination

10 September 2010

Amnesty International has urged the French authorities to comply with a European Parliament resolution to suspend its policy of expulsions of Roma from the country.

Deadly bomb attack in North Ossetia condemned

9 September 2010

Authorities urged to conduct a thorough investigation after a car bomb in the capital Vladikavkaz killed at least 16 civilians and injured dozens more.

Bahraini government must end interference in human rights organization

9 September 2010

NGO board members suspended after it criticized alleged violations committed by the authorities against opposition and human rights activists in the Sh'ia community.

Iran stoning sentence suspension not enough

8 September 2010

Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani's sentence of stoning to death has been temporarily suspended but authorities must overturn the death sentence against her entirely.

Arrests of human rights activists in Swaziland condemned

7 September 2010

Nearly 50 people were arrested when police broke up a meeting organized by a broad coalition of groups campaigning for political change in the country.

Japan urged to protect right to protest after anti-whaling activists convicted

7 September 2010

Two men from Greenpeace found guilty of theft and trespass and sentenced to one-year jail terms, suspended for three years.

Fair trial urged for ethnic Uzbeks accused of police killing in Kyrgyzstan

7 September 2010

Amnesty International has urged Kyrgyzstani authorities to ensure a fair trial for eight ethnic Uzbeks facing charges over the death of a police officer during mass violence across southern parts of the country in June.

Bahrain activists must receive a fair trial

6 September 2010

Twenty three Shi'a Muslims have been accused of terrorism and plotting to overthrow the government as part of an increased clampdown on opposition and human rights activists.

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