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The state of the world's human rights

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06 September 2010

Twenty three Shi'a Muslims have been accused of terrorism and plotting to overthrow the government as part of an increased clampdown on opposition and human rights activists.

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27 August 2010

Abdallah Abu Rahma, head of the "Popular Committee Against the Wall" in the West Bank village of Bil'in, now faces imprisonment for exercising his right to freedom of expression.

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18 August 2010

Amnesty International calls on the Bahraini authorities to reveal the whereabouts of eight human rights defenders, political activists and Shia clerics arrested in a clampdown by the authorities.

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17 August 2010

Amnesty International is urging the Syrian authorities to release or charge a Kurdish man who has been detained for almost two years.

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10 August 2010

Amnesty International has condemned the sentencing of seven members of Iran's Baha’i religious minority to 20 years in jail on a series of politically motivated charges.

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30 July 2010

Amnesty International has urged the Egyptian authorities to drop all charges against two human rights activists and a blogger whose trial is expected to conclude on Saturday.

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28 July 2010

Amnesty International urges Iran to stop harassing human rights lawyers amid continuing uncertainty over the whereabouts of the defence counsel in a controversial stoning case.

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14 July 2010

Musaad Abu Fagr was detained without trial for almost three years over protests against the demolition of homes in the Sinai Peninsula.

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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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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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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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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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17 June 2010

An amendment to the penal code is intended to target human rights activists who lobby foreign bodies such as the EU, to put pressure on the government over its human rights record.

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11 June 2010

As the spotlight focuses on the world's greatest football tournament, Amnesty International highlights some of the human rights issues facing the host nation and calls on its government to protect all citizens and visitors from human rights abuse.

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11 June 2010

Adeeb Abu Rahma is being tried by a military court after he took part in a protest last July against the Israeli built fence/wall on Palestinian land.

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09 June 2010

Shiva Nazar Ahari, a journalist, blogger and member of the Committee of Human Rights Reporters (CHRR), was arrested with two other CHRR members on 20 December 2009. Amnesty International calls for her immediate and unconditional release.

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31 May 2010

Amnesty International has called for Israel to launch an immediate, credible and independent investigation into the killing by its armed forces of at least 10 activists on boats protesting the Israeli blockade on the Gaza Strip.

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27 May 2010

Amnesty International's annual assessment of the state of the world's human rights, details abuses in 159 countries and shows how power politics are worsening the situation.

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25 May 2010

Amnesty International criticizes the authorities' attempts to silence and harass activists, as the trial of two leading human rights defenders and a prominent blogger begins.

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21 May 2010

Amnesty International has again called on the Libyan authorities to investigate the decline in health and eventual death of one of the country's most prominent government critics.

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