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The state of the world's human rights

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07 July 2010

Amnesty International is calling on the Tunisian authorities not to imprison ailing journalist Fahem Boukadous, after a court upheld his four-year prison sentence over his reporting of 2008 protests against unemployment and high living costs.

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06 July 2010

Amnesty International has urged the Libyan authorities not to forcibly return around 200 Eritreans held in detention amid allegations that several prisoners were beaten by security officials after an escape attempt last week.

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06 July 2010

Amnesty International has called on the Zimbabwean government to release an activist who is being detained after he exposed human rights violations in the country’s Marange diamond fields.

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06 July 2010

Amnesty International is urgently calling on the Iranian authorities to halt the imminent execution of Mohammad Reza Haddadi, who could face death by hanging as soon as Wednesday 7 July for a murder he allegedly committed when he was 15 years old.

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06 July 2010

Amnesty International has condemned the sentencing of imprisoned Azerbaijani journalist Eynulla Fatullayev to two and a half years’ for possession of drugs.

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05 July 2010

Amnesty International has condemned the sentencing to three years in prison of veteran Syrian lawyer and human rights activist, Haytham al-Maleh.

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02 July 2010

The acquittal of a group of Mexican protestors jailed for an alleged kidnapping exposes the grave misuse of the justice system to secure convictions, Amnesty International has said.

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01 July 2010

Salil Shetty, the organization's new Secretary General, begins his first full day in office by stressing the urgency of ensuring that human rights are placed at the centre of efforts to eradicate poverty.

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01 July 2010

The Bangladesh Rapid Action Battalion carried out a violent attack on the house of Mirza Abbas, a leading Bangladesh National Party (BNP) politician and former mayor of Dhaka.

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01 July 2010

Amnesty International has urged the Israeli authorities to halt forced evictions of Palestinians in the West Bank after a recent spate of military eviction orders were served on Palestinians in the northern Jordan Valley.

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30 June 2010

Days after the funeral of activist Floribert Chebeya Bahizire, Amnesty International warns that the work of activists and journalists in the country is becoming increasingly deadly.

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29 June 2010

Amnesty International calls on law-makers in Catalonia not to adopt a motion this week in favour of the ban in public buildings and spaces.

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29 June 2010

Amnesty International has warned that Zimbabwe could be hit by a new wave of political violence, following a spate of attacks on human rights activists in the past week.

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29 June 2010

General David Petraeus, the US commander set to take charge of NATO operations in Afghanistan, must redouble efforts to minimise civilian casualties during military operations there.

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28 June 2010

Amnesty International has accused the Honduran authorities of failing to address serious human rights violations that followed the coup d’etat of 28 June 2009, when ex-President Manuel Zelaya was forced from power

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24 June 2010

The release of a Cuban prisoner of conscience who spent almost a year in pre-trial detention at a maximum security prison after organizing protests critical of the government is long overdue

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24 June 2010

Government urged not to expel, coerce or persuade refugees to go back to their homes while fears persist of continuing instability in the south of the country.

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23 June 2010

Though released, Emadeddin Baghi now faces the additional charges of undertaking "propaganda against the state" and "colluding to commit acts against national security".

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23 June 2010

Muhannad al-Hassani was convicted of charges brought against him after he drew public attention to unfair trials of political prisoners before the Supreme State Security Court.

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22 June 2010

Cuban President Raúl Castro has been urged to release a prisoner of conscience set to face trial on spurious charges after he organised a protest against the authorities.

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