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10 July 2009
UK government must launch investigation into its role in overseas torture
Mounting evidence, including a statement by former Shadow Home Secretary David Davis, suggests that UK authorities expolited the torture of terrorism suspects by forei
09 July 2009
Proposed Vedanta mine threatens livelihoods and cultural identity of indigenous community in India
The Indian government should immediately withdraw the clearance granted to a massive mining project that threatens the lives and livelihoods of a protected indigenous
07 July 2009
China must investigate 156 deaths during protests in Urumqi
Amnesty International has called on the Chinese authorities to fully account for the deaths and for the 1,434 people who were detained in connection with the protests
03 July 2009
India's ruling against 'sodomy' laws is first step to equality
A Delhi high court has decided to decriminalize homosexuality. The ruling overturns a 19th century British colonial law.
03 July 2009
Nepal Prime Minister urged to commit to combating enforced disappearances
A delegation from Amnesty International delivered thousands of letters to the prime minister, calling on him to ratify a treaty aimed at combating enforced disappeara
23 June 2009
Police abuse and impunity in Indonesia must end
The Indonesian police carry out widespread abuse with impunity against criminal suspects and poor and marginalized communities, according to a new Amnesty Internatio
16 June 2009
Prominent human rights lawyer arrested in Viet Nam
Public security police arrested a prominent human rights lawyer in Viet Nam on Saturday for "colluding with domestic and foreign reactionaries to sabotage the V
10 June 2009
One killed, 150 injured as protests continue in Jammu & Kashmir following rape and murder of two young women
Protesters in Jammu & Kashmir continued to press for the Indian government to seriously pursue allegations that members of the Central Reserve Police Force raped
09 June 2009
North Korea unfairly sentences US journalists to 12 years hard labour
Laura Ling and Euna Lee, who work for California-based Internet broadcaster Current TV, were both convicted of an unspecified “grave crime” against the nat
03 June 2009
China continues crackdown on activists ahead of Tiananmen anniversary
The harassment of activists and lawyers continues and web sites like Hotmail and Twitter are shut down as censorship escalates.
02 June 2009
Twenty years later, China must hold inquiry into Tiananmen Square crackdown
Hundreds of civilians were killed and injured as a result of the crackdown and a number of people are still in prison for their involvement in the 1989 pro-democracy p
01 June 2009
Opposition leader's detention keeps spotlight on Myanmar
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's continued detention in Myanmar puts the human rights spotlight on a country that has denied both economic rights and freedom of expression to
28 May 2009
G-20 must set the example and clean up their human rights record
Amnesty International’s Secretary General has called on the G-20 grouping that brings together the world’s leading economies to lead by example and show
28 May 2009
Economic crisis reveals deeper human rights problems
More than six decades of human rights failures by governments have been exacerbated by the world economic crisis, which brought the problems of poverty and inequalit
27 May 2009
Empowering the world's poor
A new Amnesty International campaign will empower "prisoners of poverty" as previous campaigns empowered prisoners of conscience.
26 May 2009
Indian doctor Binayak Sen released from prison on bail
Dr Binayak Sen, who spent two years in an Indian prison as a Prisoner of Conscience, was released on Tuesday after being granted bail by the Supreme Court.
22 May 2009
UN Human Rights Council should tackle Sri Lanka crisis
The armed conflict in Sri Lanka appears to have come to an end but a humanitarian crisis continues to unfold in the country.
18 May 2009
Humanitarian crisis continues in Sri Lanka
The war in Sri Lanka is reaching its final hours following the reported admission of defeat by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.
15 May 2009
Pakistani civilians trapped in conflict zone lack food, health care and water
The Pakistani military and Taleban insurgents should immediately allow tens of thousands of civilians caught in the middle of ferocious fighting to leave.
14 May 2009
UN Security Council must step in to support Aung San Suu Kyi
Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi faces trial on Monday after an American man is alleged to have swum across the lake in front of her house and stayed there
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