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07 December 2010

The wife of a British man held without charge in Iraq for a year is calling on the UK government to step up its efforts to secure the release of her husband.

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07 December 2010

China has been 'arm-twisting' governments to stop them attending the award ceremony for imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, Amnesty International says.

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07 December 2010

Dozens of Israel’s municipal chief rabbis have issued a religious ruling banning Jews from leasing or selling properties to Arabs.

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06 December 2010

At least 20 people have been shot dead in violent incidents following the country's presidential elections.

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03 December 2010

Sent to an Arctic penal colony for a crime he didn’t commit, Russian prisoner Igor Sutyagin lived for a few minutes in “the free world” with every postcard he received from supporters during his eleven years in jail.

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03 December 2010

Jawad al-Bolani condemned for parading the 39 men before journalists, handcuffed and clad in orange jumpsuits and calling for their swift execution.

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02 December 2010

Eyewitnesses give accounts of the armed attack on the offices of presidential candidate Alassane Ouattara which left at least four dead and several wounded.

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02 December 2010

An ailing Chinese AIDS activist is at risk of being detained indefinitely on trumped up charges due to a legal loophole.

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01 December 2010

A leaked cable confirms images released by Amnesty International showing that the US military carried out a missile strike in south Yemen that killed dozens of local residents.

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01 December 2010

The President of Sudan is wanted on charges of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes for his role in the conflict in Darfur.

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01 December 2010

Shahla Jahed, the temporary wife of Nasser Mohammad-Khani, a former striker for the Iranian national team, has been hanged for stabbing to death her husband's permanent wife.

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01 December 2010

Bai Dongping is held on the charge of "incitement to subvert state power" after he posted a photograph of the 1989 pro-democracy protests on the web.

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30 November 2010

In a new report, Amnesty International and other human rights organizations show how Israel's failure to lift the blockade is depriving Palestinians of access to clean water, electricity, jobs, and desperately-needed materials for construction projects.

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30 November 2010

Amnesty International today called on the Egyptian authorities to fully investigate the deaths, violence and other human rights abuses that marred last Sunday’s parliamentary elections.

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30 November 2010

Shahla Jahed, the temporary wife of Nasser Mohammad-Khani, a former striker for the Iranian national team, is due to be executed on Wednesday for stabbing to death her husband's permanent wife.

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30 November 2010

Security forces use excessive force against demonstrators taking part in a national day-long strike.

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28 November 2010

Amnesty International urges the Swiss authorities at all levels not to enforce the deportation of foreigners convicted of certain criminal offences if this will result in human rights violations after voters backed the move in a referendum on Sunday.

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26 November 2010

Amnesty International today called on the Egyptian authorities to stop the trial in a military court of a Facebook user facing up to five years in prison after he published public information on Egypt’s military service.

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26 November 2010

Carlos Vielman was released by the Spanish authorities this week, after Guatemala failed to meet a deadline for filing the proper documentation for his extradition.

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26 November 2010

Journalist and lawyer Muhammad 'Abd al-Qader al-Jasem was sentenced to one year in prison this week after he was convicted of criminal defamation.

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