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The state of the world's human rights

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27 October 2011

Decades after Argentina's military dictatorship ended, the latest in a series of trials has brought former officials to justice for crimes against humanity.

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11 October 2011

A community leader from San Pedro Sula in northern Honduras has not been heard of since his abduction on 30 August.

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14 July 2011

The family of disappeared priest Michael Woodward are challenging the dropping of murder and torture charges against former officials.

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01 July 2011

Uruguay finally has a green light to investigate dozens of cases of human rights abuses from its period of military rule three decades ago.

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28 June 2011

Mexico's President Felipe Calderón must send a clear message that human rights violations by Mexico’s armed forces will not be tolerated.

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20 June 2011

Guatemala has recently arrested several former officials for grave human rights violations during the country's civil war.

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17 June 2011

Naval authorities have denied detaining José Fortino Martinez but eyewitnesses say they saw official vehicles carrying him to the gates of a nearby military base.

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20 May 2011

Following a dramatic 49-49 vote Uruguay's Parliament has failed to annul the effects of a controversial 1986 amnesty law.

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13 May 2011

Amnesty International's annual report details how the rise of social media is fuelling a new activism that repressive governments are struggling to control.

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25 February 2011

Amnesty International urges the Mexican authorities to provide protection to the family of a murdered human rights activist, after three of her relatives were today found dead.

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10 February 2011

Amnesty International urges the Mexican authorities to investigate the whereabouts of three relatives of a murdered human rights activist who were abducted this week.

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28 September 2010

Juan Almonte Herrera, a member of the Dominican Committee of Human Rights, has not been seen since last September when a group of armed men forced him into a car and drove away.

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15 September 2010

President García to repeal a decree which could grant amnesties to military personnel alleged to have committed abuses during the 1980 – 2000 internal conflict.

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11 June 2010

The Colombian government must not protect military officers from prosecution for human rights violations, Amnesty International has said.

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10 June 2010

Luis Alfonso Plazas Vega faces 30 years in prison for the disappearance of 11 people in 1985 during a hostage situation at the Palace of Justice in Bogotá, which left over 100 dead.

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21 April 2010

Amnesty International has welcomed the conviction of Reynaldo Bignone, who was found guilty of torture, murder and several kidnappings that occured during the 1970s.

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29 March 2010

The guerrilla group has been urged to put an immediate and unconditional end to kidnapping and hostage-taking.

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23 March 2010

The law protects those responsible for thousands of killings and disappearances during the country's armed conflict from 1980 to 1992.

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16 February 2010
Not seen since they were taken in December, the three are believed to be the latest victims of human rights abuses committed by troops deployed to combat the rise of organized crime.
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04 December 2009
An Amnesty International delegation in Honduras talked to human rights activists about the hidden crisis affecting the Central American nation.
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