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NGOs: Gaza civilians continue to suffer

30 November 2010

In a new report, Amnesty International and other human rights organizations show how Israel's failure to lift the blockade is depriving Palestinians of access to clean water, electricity, jobs, and desperately-needed materials for construction projects.

Egypt parliamentary election violence must be investigated

30 November 2010

Amnesty International today called on the Egyptian authorities to fully investigate the deaths, violence and other human rights abuses that marred last Sunday’s parliamentary elections.

Iran urged to halt execution of footballer's wife

30 November 2010

Shahla Jahed, the temporary wife of Nasser Mohammad-Khani, a former striker for the Iranian national team, is due to be executed on Wednesday for stabbing to death her husband's permanent wife.

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.

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