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Iranian authorities must end secrecy surrounding executions of Afghans

9 May 2010

Amnesty International is urging the Iranian authorities to reveal how many Afghan nationals it is holding on death row amid reports 45 Afghans may have been executed in Iran in recent weeks.

Philippines election marred by political killings

7 May 2010

Candidates in the Philippines presidential election should outline their plans to combat political violence which has resulted in the killing of at least five candidates and 16 campaign organizers this year.

Lithuania's Baltic Pride march gets green light

7 May 2010

Amnesty International has welcomed a Lithuanian court decision to allow Saturday's 2010 Baltic Pride march in Vilnius to go ahead.

Yemen urged to release dissenting journalists

6 May 2010

Amnesty International has called on the Yemeni authorities to end their crackdown on the media after one dissenting journalist was jailed and another arrested this week.

Iran urged to release lawyer imprisoned for criticizing juvenile's execution

6 May 2010

Amnesty International has urged the Iranian authorities to release a human rights lawyer who was arrested after speaking out against the execution of one of his clients.

Justice demanded for attack on human rights observers in Mexico

5 May 2010

Indigenous rights activist Alberta Cariño and Jyri Antero Jaakola from Finland were killed in an ambush by armed men in the Triqui area.

Lithuania must allow Baltic Pride march to go ahead

5 May 2010

A court has suspended the march, which was set to take place in the capital Vilnius on Saturday, on public security grounds.

Taiwan carries out first executions in five years

4 May 2010

Four prisoners have been executed just two weeks after new Minister of Justice Tseng Yung-fu said his ultimate goal is the abolition of the death penalty.

Lithuanian President must support Baltic Pride march

4 May 2010

Amnesty International has called on the Lithuanian President, Dalia Grybauskaite, to ensure that the 2010 Baltic Pride march goes ahead on 8 May despite a new attempt to have it banned.

Iran: Journalists under siege

30 April 2010

Since last year's disputed presidential election, the authorities have intensified their long-standing suppression of the media.

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