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18 November 2010

Mushtag Ahmad Sheikh has been detained since his arrest in April for allegedly taking part in anti-government protests.

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18 November 2010

Carolina Rubio, who is more than eight months pregnant, is being held on charges of having links with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.

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18 November 2010

The USA urged to ensure all remaining detainees are tried in federal court – not in military commissions – or immediately released,  following the conviction of Ahmed Ghailani.

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18 November 2010

Kareem Amer was freed after completing a four-year prison term for allegedly criticizing President Hosni Mubarak, Egypt's al-Azhar religious authorities and Islam in a blog.

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18 November 2010

Several people have died and over 50 people have been arbitrarily detained as military and police use excessive force as part of a post-election crackdown.

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17 November 2010

Online activist Cheng Jianping was sentenced after having retweeted a satirical suggestion that the Japanese Pavilion at the Shanghai Expo be attacked.

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16 November 2010

Singapore dealt a sharp blow to freedom of expression by sentencing 76-year-old British author Alan Shadrake to jail for publishing a book which criticises the Singaporean judiciary, Amnesty International said today. 

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16 November 2010

The family of Ahmed Shaaban, a 19-year-old man, allege that he died after being tortured and physically abused by police officers in Alexandria.

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16 November 2010

Some of 23 detainees say they have been beaten, deprived of sleep and forced to stand for long periods in reprisal for previous torture claims.

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16 November 2010

Full and public disclosure needed about alleged abuses against people held overseas during counter-terrorism operations after news that some are to receive compensation.

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13 November 2010

Amnesty International welcomes the release of Aung San Suu Kyi, but calls on the government of Myanmar to immediately release all of the prisoners of conscience in the country.

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12 November 2010

Lebanese national 'Ali Hussain Sibat will now be retried with a view to considering commutation of his sentence and deportation to Lebanon at the end of his sentence.

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12 November 2010

Eynulla Fatullayev, who was jailed in 2007 after writing a series of articles critical of the authorities, remains in prison on a new set of apparently trumped-up charges.

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11 November 2010

Deaths and injuries occurred during a security forces operation to forcibly removal of thousands of people from the camp near Laayoune, Western Sahara.

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11 November 2010

Kareem Amer, who was jailed for four years for criticizing President Hosni Mubarak and Islam, is still being held despite being due for release last week.

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11 November 2010

Amnesty International calls on the Indonesian government to block discriminatory efforts to institute pregnancy and virginity tests for high school girls.

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11 November 2010

The UN General Assembly’s human rights committee today adopted a resolution on a moratorium on the use of the death penalty, the third since 2007.

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10 November 2010

Amnesty International has condemned the two-and-a-half-year sentence given to a Chinese activist who organized a support group for parents of babies made ill by tainted milk.

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10 November 2010

Former US President George W Bush has confirmed his personal involvement in authorizing "water-boarding" and other techniques against "high value detainees".

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08 November 2010
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