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The state of the world's human rights

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28 January 2011

Amnesty International calls on UK government to raise concerns about the killings with the Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina who visits the UK this week.

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28 January 2011

Authorities urged to act to prevent further deaths of protesters, amid continuing nationwide protests against poverty, police abuse and corruption.

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28 January 2011

Tawakkol Karman received a death threat from a high-ranking official for her role in the continuing demonstrations in the country.

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27 January 2011

Amnesty International reveals how security forces used disproportionate force to disperse protesters and in some cases fired on fleeing protesters and bystanders.

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27 January 2011

David Kato, who had successfully sued a national newspaper which named him as being homosexual, died after he was attacked in his home.

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27 January 2011

Thousands of people who live and trade in kiosks and small structures built along the railway lines face homelessness and destitution if they are forcibly evicted from their homes.

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26 January 2011

Vi Duc Hoi is sentenced to eight years for "spreading anti-government propaganda" after he posted articles on the internet calling for democracy.

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26 January 2011

Reports of ongoing demonstrations in Egypt today follow a day of protest that saw at least three deaths, beatings of detainees and 500 protesters arrested.

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26 January 2011

Judge María Lourdes Afiuni Mora was arrested after she ordered the release of a banker accused of corruption, a decision that was within her power and consistent with the law.

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25 January 2011

Amnesty International and Friends of the Earth International have filed an official OECD complaint against oil giant Shell for breaches of basic standards for responsible business.

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25 January 2011

Dozens of parliamentarians are accused of serious human rights abuses while serving, including murder, kidnapping, extortion and election related violence.  

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24 January 2011

Private Bradley Manning has been held for 23 hours a day in a sparsely furnished solitary cell and deprived of a pillow, sheets, and personal possessions since July 2010.

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24 January 2011

Two South Korean human rights defenders have been convicted for peaceful protest in support of families whose loved ones died while demonstrating against forced evictions.

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24 January 2011

Amnesty International questions the findings of an Israeli inquiry into last year's deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla after it cleared the Israeli armed forces of wrongdoing.

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24 January 2011

Amnesty International has criticised the trial and sentences handed to Indonesian soldiers who were filmed abusing Papuan prisoners.

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24 January 2011

Amnesty International's human rights plan urges new government to make fundamental and lasting reforms of the country's repressive security and justice system.

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24 January 2011

Amnesty International urges the US authorities in the state of Pennsylvania to drop their pursuit of a murder trial in an adult court for a 13-year-old boy, as it could result in a violation of international law.

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24 January 2011

Yemeni activists detained in anti-government protests this weekend tell Amnesty International they fear the authorities' crackdown on freedom of expression will worsen amid growing calls for reform.

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24 January 2011

Demonstrations against unemployment, police abuses and corruption are planned in Egypt, but opposition activists have reportedly been threatened with arrest.

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24 January 2011

Ja'far Kazemi and Mohammad Ali Haj Aghaei had been convicted of 'enmity against God', 'propaganda against the system' and having contacts with a banned opposition group.

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