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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
14 May 2009
US blocks publication of detainee abuse photos
The US administration moved on Thursday to block publication of photographs depicting abuse of detainees in US custody in Afghanistan and Iraq.
14 May 2009
Sri Lankan government and LTTE must heed demands from UN Security Council
The Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) must allow tens of thousands of civilians to leave the 'No Fire Zone', Amnesty Internation
13 May 2009
UN Security Council must act to save civilians in Sri Lanka
Amnesty International urged the UN Security Council to take action after at least 35 people were reported to have been killed in northern Sri Lanka in an attack on a
11 May 2009
Three activists released in Malaysia
The Malaysian authorities released three human rights activists from the Hindu Rights Action Force on Saturday 9 May.
11 May 2009
UN Security Council must act immediately to stop "bloodbath" in Sri Lanka
The horrific condition facing civilians in north eastern Sri Lanka has been described as a “bloodbath” by the United Nations.
08 May 2009
Urgent investigation needed into civilian deaths in Afghanistan
Amnesty International demanded the United States immediately conduct independent, credible, and transparent investigations into air strikes in western Afghanistan th
03 May 2009
No freedom – journalists stopped from doing their jobs
Press Freedom Day, 3 May, has, for a number of years, been a day in which journalists and media workers marked the deaths of increasing numbers of their colleagues a
01 May 2009
Demanding justice for Nepal's civil war victims
During the Nepalese civil war between 1996 and 2006, Amnesty International documented the killing, enforced disappearance and torture of thousands of civilians.
30 April 2009
Pakistan displacement crisis worsens as fighting spreads
At least 65,000 people are now in need of assistance as fighting continues between government forces and the Taleban.
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