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The state of the world's human rights

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23 March 2011

Authorities urged not to force activists into exile after José Ferrer and Félix Navarro, the final two from a group of 75 detained in March 2003, were freed.

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17 March 2011

Amnesty International urges the Mexican authorities to provide protection to two prominent women activists forced to flee their homes after receiving death threats for their human rights work.

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16 March 2011

Cuba is still stifling freedom of expression despite high profile prisoner releases, continuing to harass, arrest and intimidate hundreds of activists.

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11 March 2011

Activist Néstor Rodríguez Lobaina was detained for his human rights work three months ago and is set to face trial at the end of March.

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25 February 2011

Authorities urged to investigate the killings and to protect the rest of the indigenous Quebrada Seca community in the east of the country.

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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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22 February 2011

Amnesty International has urged Cuban authorities to end the harassment of relatives of a human rights activist who died during a hunger strike last year.

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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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07 February 2011

Ten prisoners of conscience remain detained by the authorities after Guido Sigler Amaya was freed on Friday.

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09 December 2010

Amnesty International, NGOs Photovoice and Tierra Viva, backed the project that enables the Yakye Axa and the Sawhoyamaxa communities to take photographs that reflect their struggle.

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18 November 2010

Carolina Rubio, who is more than eight months pregnant, is being held on charges of having links with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.

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22 October 2010

Amnesty International has urged the Mexican authorities to investigate a deadly attack on members of an Indigenous Triqui community by an armed group with alleged links to the authorities.

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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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24 September 2010

Protesters opposing an irrigation project could be at risk after the President approved a new law allowing the use of the military during civil unrest.

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16 September 2010

World leaders urged to take urgent steps to uphold the rights of millions living in poverty in order to meet targets set by the Millennium Development Goals.

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31 August 2010

Amnesty International has welcomed the release of a Mexican indigenous human rights activist who was imprisoned for over two years on a fabricated murder charge.

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17 August 2010

Reina Luisa Tamayo says she has been repeatedly harassed by the authorities and government supporters during the regular marches she carries out in her son's memory.

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09 August 2010

Amnesty International has condemned the Mexican authorities’ decision to pursue charges against human rights defender Raúl Hernández for a murder he did not commit..

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08 July 2010

Amnesty International calls on the Cuban government to immediately free all prisoners of conscience, after authorities said 52 prisoners will be released.

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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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