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Fears for safety of Uzbek activist detained amid Kyrgyzstan violence

18 June 2010

Azimzhan Askarov's life is believed to be in danger after he was arrested while gathering evidence of abuses committed during the recent unrest.

Turkey must stop unfair prosecutions of children under anti-terrorism laws

17 June 2010

A new Amnesty International report details how children as young as 12 have their rights violated during their arrest, detention and trial

Tunisia law aims to silence government critics

17 June 2010

An amendment to the penal code is intended to target human rights activists who lobby foreign bodies such as the EU, to put pressure on the government over its human rights record.

Israel Gaza blockade must be completely lifted

17 June 2010

Amnesty International calls for an end to the collective punishment of 1.4 million Palestinians in clear violation of international law.

International investigation needed into Kyrgyzstan violence

17 June 2010

Amnesty International voices concern at reports that security forces have attempted to confiscate video and photographic evidence from local journalists and residents.

Israeli authorities must stop demolitions of Palestinian homes

16 June 2010

A new Amnesty International briefing reveals how Israeli forces are destroying homes and other structures in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, claiming they have been built illegally.

Refugees in Malaysia arrested, abused and denied right to work

16 June 2010

A new Amnesty International report documents the plight of refugees and asylum-seekers, the majority from Myanmar, who suffer a litany of abuses.

Ecuador first to ratify new UN mechanism to enforce economic, social and cultural rights

16 June 2010

Other countries urged to follow suit to ensure justice for all whose rights are violated and who are denied an effective remedy in their own countries.

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

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