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13 August 2009
A further 160 families in Cambodia face forced eviction
A further 160 families in Cambodia are to be forcibly evicted from their homes without being given adequate alternative housing or just compensation.
12 August 2009
Afghanistan journalists caught between the government and the Taleban
Journalists in Afghanistan face increasing threats and attacks from both government officials and the Taleban in the run-up to the presidential elections on 20 August.
11 August 2009
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s new sentence 'shameful'
Myanmar's pro-democracy leader has been sentenced to a further 18 months’ house arrest. She has been detained for over 13 of the past 20 years, mostly under house arrest.
07 August 2009
Unlock the camps in Sri Lanka
Hundreds of thousands of people displaced by the recent war in North East Sri Lanka and living in camps are being denied basic human rights including freedom of movement.
04 August 2009
China Sichuan earthquake activists to be tried
Two activists who offered assistance to survivors of the May 2008 earthquake in Sichuan province, China, will be tried this month behind closed doors.
31 July 2009
More executions in Japan as other countries reject the death penalty
The recent hangings of three men brings the total number of executions carried out in Japan this year to seven, while other countries reject capital punishment.
28 July 2009
Nepal's Minister of Foreign Affairs commits to supporting international justice
In a meeting with delegates from Amnesty International Nepal, the Minister gave a commitment to start the process for her country to ratify the Rome Statute.
28 July 2009
Japan commits to ending impunity for enforced disappearances
Japan has become the first country in Asia to ratify the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance.
21 July 2009
ASEAN’s new body must protect and promote human rights
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations should ensure that its newly established human rights mechanism has the necessary powers to do its job properly.
17 July 2009
Cambodian security forces forcibly evict 60 low-income families
The families dismantled their homes after three years of government harassment and intimidation, with no choice but to accept inadequate compensation rather than have
15 July 2009
Human rights lawyers disbarred in China
Chinese human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong has had his professional license revoked by the Justice Bureau of Beijing Municipality.
14 July 2009
Papua New Guinea must not restart executions
The Papua New Guinea government should abolish the death penalty instead of putting it back into effect, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said in a joint
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
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