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The state of the world's human rights

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25 October 2010

US authorities urged to address human rights violations committed against Canadian national in spite of him pleading guilty to the charges against him at a Guantánamo military commission.

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14 October 2010

The new Bill, which will address many forms of torture routinely employed by Indian police and prison officials, is to be considered by the Select Committee of the Upper House of the Indian Parliament.

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08 October 2010

Amnesty International today called on the Chinese authorities to release all prisoners of conscience detained in the country after imprisoned human rights activist Liu Xiaobo was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

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08 October 2010

Raymond Manalo recalls the horror of his enforced disappearance and torture at the hands of Philippines security forces.

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30 September 2010

The Emergency Decree and Internal Security Act grant authorities with extraordinary powers, which have often been abused to block the expression of peaceful dissenting views.

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29 September 2010

Eight men and two women convicted of 'gathering a crowd to disturb social order' following a Feb 2009 demonstration outside a court in the southwestern province of Sichuan.

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23 September 2010

On the third anniversary of the violent crackdown on the "Saffron Revolution", the authorities continue to hold over 2,200 people arrested for their peaceful activism.

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13 September 2010

Yusuf Sapakoly, 52, died of kidney failure after being refused access to adequate medical assistance by prison authorities.

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13 September 2010

Chen Guangcheng and his family have been kept under unofficial house arrest since he was released from prison last week after serving a four-year sentence.

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07 September 2010

Two men from Greenpeace found guilty of theft and trespass and sentenced to one-year jail terms, suspended for three years.

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03 September 2010

Three men who were tortured and jailed after their forced return from Australia, are at risk of further abuse when they are returned to prison from hospital.

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19 August 2010

RELA's Director-General says the civilian volunteer corps is aiming to expand its membership by a million agents by the end of the year.

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04 August 2010

Amnesty International has warned that 10 Malukan political activists detained by Indonesia’s special anti-terrorism police are facing a high risk of torture.

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23 July 2010

Hairat Niyaz was convicted on state security charges, apparently for warning the authorities over potential ethnic violence in Xinjiang province on the eve of the July 2009 riots.

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22 July 2010

Bar Association leaders arbitrarily detained in an apparent attempt to stifle legitimate and peaceful protest, as part of an ongoing government crackdown.

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19 July 2010

Alan Shadrake was arrested for criminal defamation after he published a book critical of the country's use of the death penalty.

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08 July 2010

Amnesty International is calling for the release of three award-winning Tibetan environmental activist brothers, two of whom were recently given lengthy prison sentences within a week of each other.

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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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09 June 2010

Tan Zuoren was jailed for trying to publicize the number of children who died in the 2008 disaster and the corruption that led to their deaths.

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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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