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Swiss businessman held in Libya returns home

15 June 2010

Max Goeldi served a four month prison sentence and had been the subject of a two year travel ban as a result of a diplomatic row between the two countries.

Opt out system risks undermining ICC

15 June 2010

Allowing states to protect their leaders from prosecution for the crime of aggression risks undermining the credibility of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Amnesty International said today, following the Review Conference in Kampala

Israel Gaza commission criticized over transparency and accountability

15 June 2010

Amnesty International questions the credibility of a proposed investigation into military action against an aid flotilla off the Gaza coast in which nine activists were killed.

Kyrgyzstan neighbours urged to open borders

15 June 2010

Amnesty International has called on all countries neighbouring Kyrgyzstan to open their borders to thousands of people desperately seeking refuge from the violence that has engulfed the southern part of the country.

Russia urged to protect two brothers tortured and detained in Ingushetia

15 June 2010

Amnesty International has called on the Russian authorities to allow immediate legal support for two brothers who appear to have been tortured in police custody in the North Caucasus territory of Ingushetia.

Kyrgyz government must protect its population

14 June 2010

Amnesty International urges the Kyrgyzstani interim government and local authorities to ensure adequate protection for all Kyrgyzstani citizens amid violence in the south.  

Egypt must investigate brutal killing of young man

14 June 2010

Khaled Mohammed Said was beaten to death by two plain-clothes police officers at an internet cafe in the city of Alexandria.

Human rights concerns in South Africa during the World Cup

11 June 2010

As the spotlight focuses on the world's greatest football tournament, Amnesty International highlights some of the human rights issues facing the host nation and calls on its government to protect all citizens and visitors from human rights abuse.

Palestinian activist faces prison sentence

11 June 2010

Adeeb Abu Rahma is being tried by a military court after he took part in a protest last July against the Israeli built fence/wall on Palestinian land.

Colombia's human rights abusers must not be protected from justice

11 June 2010

The Colombian government must not protect military officers from prosecution for human rights violations, Amnesty International has said.

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