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The state of the world's human rights

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17 May 2011

Amnesty International calls on Syria to carry out independent, impartial investigations into reports of a mass grave in Dera'a.

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16 May 2011

Morocco is due to prosecute a newspaper editor for his criticism of the country's counter-terrorism policies.

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16 May 2011

International Criminal Court arrest warrants are set to be issued for Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Al-Gaddafi for crimes against humanity.

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16 May 2011

Four Belarusian prisoners of conscience have been convicted over their involvement in post-election protests.

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13 May 2011

Amnesty International's annual report details how the rise of social media is fuelling a new activism that repressive governments are struggling to control.

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13 May 2011

Benelux must halt agreement which leaves Roma at risk of being forcibly returned.

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13 May 2011

A former military officer is still detained months after speaking out in support of pro-reform protests in Bahrain.

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13 May 2011

Ugandan MPs had been set to debate the bill today, which could allow the death penalty for homosexual acts in some cases.

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13 May 2011

As Amnesty International launches its annual report, we speak to five key human rights activists.

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13 May 2011

A Tehran court ordered that a man be blinded with acid as "retribution in kind" for an acid attack he carried out

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12 May 2011

The bill, which would introduce the death penalty for some homosexual acts, is set to be debated and voted on this Friday.

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12 May 2011

A military trial is under way for 21 porminent opposition activists in Bahrain charged with alleged crimes during recent pro-reform protests.

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11 May 2011

The military trial of 21 prominent Bahraini opposition activists must meet international fair trial standards, Amnesty International said today.

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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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