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The state of the world's human rights

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20 December 2010

Amnesty International renews its call on the Chinese authorities to release an ethnic Uighur prisoner of conscience jailed on separatism charges after his family reported that he is being tortured in a Xinjiang prison.

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20 December 2010

Amnesty International has called on the Iraqi government to do more to protect the country’s Christian minority from an expected spike in violent attacks as they prepare to celebrate Christmas.

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17 December 2010

Ali Aarrass, who is accused of terrorism-related offences, is believed to be at serious risk of human rights violations amid persistent reports of abuses by Moroccan security forces.

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17 December 2010

Charges have been dropped against Ellen Chademana, an employee at the NGO Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe.

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17 December 2010

Eyewitnesses say people injured during yesterday’s mass protests in Abidjan were denied medical care amid threats from security forces.

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16 December 2010
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16 December 2010

An Italian court has increased rendition sentences for American CIA agents but is still shielding high-ranking Italian officials from trial under a 'state secrets' doctrine.

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16 December 2010

Eyewitnesses have told Amnesty International that at least ten unarmed protesters were killed yesterday in Abidjan during mass protests over the presidential elections.

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16 December 2010

A former Gambian opposition leader who was the subject of an Amnesty International letter writing campaign has been released early.

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15 December 2010

Prominent Inner Mongolian rights activist Hada, his wife and son have disappeared into detention in an unknown location.

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15 December 2010

The Cuban authorities have prevented Guillermo Fariñas from leaving Cuba to accept the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in France.

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14 December 2010

A threatened forced eviction of thousands living next to Accra's railways lines may happen with 'total disregard' for Ghana's human rights obligations.

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14 December 2010

Australia's new policy to transfer prisoners it holds in Afghanistan to Afghan and United States forces could put detainees at risk of torture and ill-treatment.

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10 December 2010

A profile of this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner by China specialist Jean-Philippe Béja.

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10 December 2010

Former military official Tomislav Merčep is accused of responsibility for serious human rights abuses committed during the 1991-95 conflict.

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10 December 2010

State-controlled channel Press TV is to broadcast a new "confession" by Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani who faces possible execution.

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10 December 2010

After attending the ceremony Amnesty International has welcomed the awarding of this year's prize to jailed Chinese human rights activist Liu Xiaobo.

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09 December 2010

Footage aired by a UK news programme allegedly shows evidence of war crimes by Sri Lankan soldiers in the closing days of the war.

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09 December 2010

Amnesty International, NGOs Photovoice and Tierra Viva, backed the project that enables the Yakye Axa and the Sawhoyamaxa communities to take photographs that reflect their struggle.

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08 December 2010

Hundreds of activists have been being detained, interrogated, or arrested in advance of the event honouring jailed Chinese human rights activist Liu Xiaobo.

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