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The state of the world's human rights

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12 May 2010

Hundreds of people, including women and children, were killed on 13 May 2005 when government security forces fired on mainly peaceful demonstrators in the centre of Andizhan.

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12 May 2010

Ameer Makhoul, a Palestinian citizen of Israel currently in detention, has been charged with "contact with a foreign agent" on the basis of "secret evidence".

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12 May 2010

Amnesty International has urged the Israeli government not to imprison nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu, who is facing a return to jail within days.

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11 May 2010

Unity government urged to end all malicious prosecutions of people exercising their rights to freedom of expression after the acquittal of Roy Bennett, a critic of President Mugabe.

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11 May 2010

The four Kurdish political activists and an Iranian man were all convicted of "moharebeh" (enmity against God).

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11 May 2010

Muhannad al-Hassani, who has defended human rights and challenged the country's oppressive legal framework, is to receive the 2010 Martin Ennals Award.

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11 May 2010

Those people trying to break the blockade of the 700-strong San Juan Copala community have been threatened, attacked or killed.

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11 May 2010

A series of suicide bombings and shootings by armed groups on Monday left over 100 people dead and 350 wounded.

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11 May 2010

Egyptian authorities have rushed through parliament a two-year extension to emergency laws that have been used to crackdown on peaceful opposition protests.

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11 May 2010

Amnesty International has urged Iran to release a filmmaker accused of criticizing the authorities and allow him to attend this week's Cannes Film Festival, where he has been invited as a member of the festival jury.

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10 May 2010

Around 200 homes in Port Said's Zerzara slums may be demolished by the authorities, to improve access to a new housing development.

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09 May 2010

Amnesty International is urging the Iranian authorities to reveal how many Afghan nationals it is holding on death row amid reports 45 Afghans may have been executed in Iran in recent weeks.

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07 May 2010

Candidates in the Philippines presidential election should outline their plans to combat political violence which has resulted in the killing of at least five candidates and 16 campaign organizers this year.

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07 May 2010

Amnesty International has welcomed a Lithuanian court decision to allow Saturday's 2010 Baltic Pride march in Vilnius to go ahead.

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06 May 2010

Amnesty International has called on the Yemeni authorities to end their crackdown on the media after one dissenting journalist was jailed and another arrested this week.

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06 May 2010

Amnesty International has urged the Iranian authorities to release a human rights lawyer who was arrested after speaking out against the execution of one of his clients.

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05 May 2010

Indigenous rights activist Alberta Cariño and Jyri Antero Jaakola from Finland were killed in an ambush by armed men in the Triqui area.

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05 May 2010

A court has suspended the march, which was set to take place in the capital Vilnius on Saturday, on public security grounds.

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04 May 2010

Four prisoners have been executed just two weeks after new Minister of Justice Tseng Yung-fu said his ultimate goal is the abolition of the death penalty.

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04 May 2010

Amnesty International has called on the Lithuanian President, Dalia Grybauskaite, to ensure that the 2010 Baltic Pride march goes ahead on 8 May despite a new attempt to have it banned.

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