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14 January 2011

Amnesty International has again called on the Hungarian authorities to amend controversial new media laws amid planned public protests calling for freedom of expression.

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14 January 2011

Mohammad Ghazzai al-Mutairi, who had been arrested apparently for possessing alcohol, is alleged to have died as a result of police torture.

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14 January 2011

The Tunisian authorities must rescind permissions to "shoot on sight", as the President leaves the country amid a state of emergency.

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13 January 2011

Ahmed Haroun, the Governor of South Kordofan was given transport to a meeting despite being the subject of an arrest warrant issued by the ICC.

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12 January 2011

Amnesty International warns that the population could be caught up between the fighting on both sides, after some of the worst clashes so far between armed civilians and the security forces.

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12 January 2011

Amnesty International has urged Governor Pat Quinn of Illinois to bring an end to executions in his state by signing a bill to abolish the death penalty newly passed by the state legislature.

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11 January 2011

Amnesty International today called for the unconditional release of 16 Belarusian activists and journalists charged with ‘organizing mass disorder’, and declared them prisoners of conscience. 

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11 January 2011

The Egyptian authorities must stop the harassment and intimidation of the family of a man allegedly tortured to death in detention following a January church bombing.

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11 January 2011

Amnesty International warns against further arrests after President Ben Ali's speech on national television about the ongoing nationwide demonstrations.

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11 January 2011

Amnesty International has condemned an Israeli court extension of the prison sentence of a Palestinian activist, convicted for peaceful protesting in the occupied West Bank.

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10 January 2011

Human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh and journalist Shiva Nazar Ahari were sentenced on charges relating to their human rights work after the country's disputed 2009 presidential elections.

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10 January 2011

Amnesty International has urged the Tunisian authorities to ensure the safety of anti-government protesters after security forces reportedly killed at least 23 people in protests over the weekend, amid reports of further deaths on Monday.

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07 January 2011

At least two people have been killed in an ongoing crackdown by the authorities on a wave of protests sparked by the attempted suicide of a young fruit seller who later died of his injuries.

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07 January 2011

Qusay 'Abdel-Razaq Zabib was detained for over two years because he was suspected of having links to armed groups.

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07 January 2011

Amnesty International urges the governments of unity and of south Sudan to respect and protect human rights as the vote on southern independence takes place this weekend.

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07 January 2011

Amnesty International is calling for the release of three anti-slavery activists who were jailed after exposing a case of two young girls allegedly forced to work as servants.

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07 January 2011

Amnesty International has urged authorities in the Dominican Republic to immediately halt the mass deportation of Haitian migrants amid claims by the authorities that the move is necessary to prevent the spread of cholera.

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05 January 2011

Sudanese activists Ali Agab and Abdel Monim Elgak, who were forced to flee their homes for defending human rights, tell Amnesty International about the challenges they face and what keeps them positive about the future.

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05 January 2011

Amnesty International today called on Côte d’Ivoire security forces  to stop their attacks on political opponents as new information was revealed about a deadly raid on political allies of Alassane Ouattara, the internationally recognized winner of the presidential election.

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04 January 2011

Ugandan human rights groups welcome a court ruling banning media from publishing the names of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people following a tabloid campaign targeting alleged homosexuals.

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