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The state of the world's human rights

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11 May 2011

Amnesty International has called on the Yemeni authorities to stop using unnecessary deadly force against anti-government protesters amid continuing violence.

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10 May 2011

Famed for his memoir of his years in Israeli detention in the 1990s, Ahmad Qatamesh has been detained again without charge for weeks.

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10 May 2011

Former political prisoner Juan Wilfredo Soto died three days after he reported being beaten by police officers, following his arrest in a park.

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10 May 2011

Iran's flawed trial of two US citizens charged with espionage and illegal entry exposes the apparent political motives for their detention.

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10 May 2011

El Salvador needs to protect journalists at a community radio station who fear for their lives after receiving a series of death threats.

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09 May 2011

Security forces have killed dozens and arrested hundreds as their clampdown on protests in Syria widened in recent days.

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06 May 2011

Ruling gives same-sex couples same rights as married heterosexuals.

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06 May 2011

Syrian human rights activists have gone into hiding, fearing for their lives and liberty amid a crackdown on pro-reform protests

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05 May 2011

Profiles of some of the Chinese activists recently detained in an attempt to stamp out a "Jasmine Revolution"

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05 May 2011

A human rights lawyer and a journalist are missing amid a clampdown on dissent.

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04 May 2011

Relentless crackdown on human rights continues as Bahraini parliament votes to extend repressive state of emergency amid continued arrests of dissidents.

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04 May 2011

A new international inquiry points to crimes against humanity committed in Osh, Kyrgyzstan in June 2010.

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04 May 2011

Amnesty International asks the US and Pakistani authorities to clarify aspects of the operation in which Osama bin Laden was killed.

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04 May 2011

A youth activist has been convicted after using Facebook to call for a “Day of Rage” inspired by protests in the Middle East and North Africa.

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03 May 2011

Satellite imagery and new testimony sheds light on the horrific conditions in North Korea’s network of political prison camps, which hold an estimated 200,000 people.

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03 May 2011

Freed Syrian detainees tell about torture and ill-treatment in custody following pro-reform protests.

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03 May 2011

A leading Ugandan activist has won the 2011 Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders.

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02 May 2011

Osama Bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaida, has been killed by US forces during an operation in Pakistan, US President Barack Obama has said.

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30 April 2011

The Egyptian authorities must abolish a recent law criminalizing peaceful protests and strikes, Amnesty International has said ahead of planned protests for International Workers’ Day.

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28 April 2011

Six civil society activists are arrested and the government takes over a rights organization in the United Arab Emirates.

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