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The state of the world's human rights

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02 March 2011

The UN General Assembly unanimously voted for the suspension following a crackdown on protesters in the country which has reportedly led to the deaths of hundreds of people.

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02 March 2011

Shahbaz Bhatti, the only Christian member of the cabinet and one of few politicians calling for changes to controversial blasphemy laws, died after gunmen attacked his car.

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02 March 2011

Amnesty International has warned of a growing humanitarian crisis as thousands of migrants leave the country during continuing unrest.

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02 March 2011

Amr Abdallah Al Beheiry was sentenced to five years for apparently for exercising his right to peaceful protest during demonstrations at the weekend.

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01 March 2011

Amnesty International urges authorities in Côte d'Ivoire to protect the population as tens of thousands of people were forced to flee heavy gunfire amid intensified fighting across the country.

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28 February 2011

Control Arms Coalition calls on countries meeting at the UN in New York this week to ensure no weapons or munitions are sold to human rights abusers.

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28 February 2011

Council refers Libya to the International Criminal Court after a plea from the country's own UN delegation, which says it no longer represents Col al-Gaddafi.

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28 February 2011

Authorities say that the human rights activist was caught 'red-handed keeping and distributing documents' calling for the overthrow of the government.

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28 February 2011

Amnesty International calls on the Omani authorities to rein in their security forces after at least two people were reported to have been killed when police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at anti-government protesters over the weekend.

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28 February 2011

About 2,000 Indian farmers in Orissa state could lose their livelihoods in the next month if a proposed US$12 billion steel plant operation involving South Korean steel giant POSCO goes ahead, Amnesty International warns.

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26 February 2011

Residents prevented from taking the injured for treament after security forces fired on anti-government protesters and bystanders last week killing at least 11.

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25 February 2011

Amnesty International has been told that some members of the security forces have intimidated victims and their families following the overthrow of President Mubarak.

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25 February 2011

Amnesty International expresses shock that at least 45 Zimbabwean activists have been charged with treason and could face the death penalty following their arrest at a lecture on the protests in North Africa.

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25 February 2011

Authorities urged to investigate the killings and to protect the rest of the indigenous Quebrada Seca community in the east of the country.

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25 February 2011

Amnesty International urges the UN to act now to stop the outrageous abuses taking place on the streets of Tripoli and elsewhere in the country.

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25 February 2011

Amnesty International urges the Mexican authorities to provide protection to the family of a murdered human rights activist, after three of her relatives were today found dead.

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24 February 2011

The members of the Socialist Workers League, a small association that espouses socialism, were found guilty of "propagating or instigating a rebellion against the State."

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24 February 2011

Amnesty International calls for an investigation into torture allegations made by some of the 23, who were among hundreds freed in response to demands made by protesters. 

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24 February 2011

Authorities urged to help bring to justice all those involved in the 1999 murder of hundreds of Kosovo Albanians, following the conviction of former police general Vlastimir Ðorðevic.

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23 February 2011

Government urged to protect the rights of all citizens, regardless of their religion, in the face of calls from radical groups to outlaw a religious minority community.

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