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The state of the world's human rights

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22 July 2011

Gambia has charged five activists, including including three journalists and an opposition politician, with treason.

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21 July 2011

Eight people have been shot by security forces and 44 others, including six children, are being treated for gunshot wounds.

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20 July 2011

Two people have reportedly been killed and several journalists severly beaten by security forces as riots erupt across the country.

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19 July 2011

Malawi's authorities have been intolerant of dissenting voices, making violent suppression of planned protests this week a real concern.

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14 July 2011

Abuzar Al Amin, who completed a year's prison sentence on 3 July, is now held on two new charges brought against him by the security forces

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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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13 May 2011

As Amnesty International launches its annual report, we speak to five key human rights activists.

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12 May 2011

The bill, which would introduce the death penalty for some homosexual acts, is set to be debated and voted on this Friday.

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21 April 2011

Five people have been killed in Uganda since protests began on 11 April.

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18 April 2011

Nigerian military must refrain from using excessive force to quash demonstrations.

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11 April 2011

The Ugandan authorities must drop all criminal charges against several leading opposition figures temporarily detained today for taking part in protests in the capital Kampala.

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25 February 2011

Amnesty International expresses shock that at least 45 Zimbabwean activists have been charged with treason and could face the death penalty following their arrest at a lecture on the protests in North Africa.

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14 February 2011

Bernard Ntaganda has been given 4 years in prison for threatening state security and “divisionism”, based only on his speeches against government policies.

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05 February 2011

Amnesty International condemns the imprisonment of two Rwandan journalists who criticized president Paul Kagame ahead of last year’s elections.

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03 February 2011

Sixteen people, including nine staff members of the newspaper Al-Midan, were arrested by national security agents on Wednesday night.

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31 January 2011

Sudanese authorities have arrested at least 70 people at demonstrations inspired by those in Tunisia, Egypt and Yemen, with one death reported and scores injured.

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27 January 2011

David Kato, who had successfully sued a national newspaper which named him as being homosexual, died after he was attacked in his home.

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17 January 2011

More than 30 Angolan detainees still imprisoned in appalling conditions under a vague security law overturned last year must be released,

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07 January 2011

Amnesty International urges the governments of unity and of south Sudan to respect and protect human rights as the vote on southern independence takes place this weekend.

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05 January 2011

Sudanese activists Ali Agab and Abdel Monim Elgak, who were forced to flee their homes for defending human rights, tell Amnesty International about the challenges they face and what keeps them positive about the future.

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