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Omar Khadr Guantánamo military trial condemned

12 August 2010

Omar Khadr is facing five "war crime" charges, including a murder charge for allegedly throwing a grenade that fatally wounded a US soldier.

Slovak government commits to end segregated education

11 August 2010

Following yesterday’s approval by the Slovak National Assembly of the new coalition government’s programme for the next four years in office, Amnesty International welcomes the stated commitment to adopt measures to eliminate segregation in education on the basis of ethnic origin.

Slovak government commits to end segregated education

11 August 2010

Slovakia's new coalition government commits to taking measures to eliminate segregation in education on ethnic lines.

India must investigate abduction of indigenous activists

11 August 2010

The two activists were abducted on their way to campaign against the bauxite mine project proposed by a subsidiary of UK-based company Vedanta Resources, and the Orissa Mining Corporation.

Taleban should be prosecuted for war crimes in Afghanistan

10 August 2010

Amnesty International calls for prosecutions following the release of a UN report showing a rise in targeted killings of Afghan civilians.

Sentences against jailed Iranian religious minority leaders condemned

10 August 2010

Amnesty International has condemned the sentencing of seven members of Iran's Baha’i religious minority to 20 years in jail on a series of politically motivated charges.

Decision to prosecute Mexican indigenous human rights defender condemned

9 August 2010

Amnesty International has condemned the Mexican authorities’ decision to pursue charges against human rights defender Raúl Hernández for a murder he did not commit..

Colombia's new government must guarantee an independent justice system

5 August 2010

Colombia’s new government must ensure the independence of the country’s justice system, allowing it to bring to justice those responsible for human rights abuses committed during the country’s long-running armed conflict.

Pre-election attacks on Rwandan politicians and journalists condemned

5 August 2010

Amnesty International calls on the government to ensure presidential election is held in an atmosphere where Rwandans can freely express their views.

Georgian government must secure future for displaced

4 August 2010

A new Amnesty International report documents how thousands of people displaced during past conflicts in Georgia struggle to access basic services.

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