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21 September 2009
Yemen must reveal whereabouts of detained journalist
18 September 2009
Saudi Arabia must assist refugees fleeing Yemen fighting
Some seeking safe haven from the fighting between government troops and militants in the Sa'da region, are said to have been denied entry. Others have been forcibly returned to the conflict zone.
18 September 2009
Irene Khan urges US government to examine Goldstone report
Amnesty International's Secretary General has urged the White House to refer the report on violations of international law committed in Gaza to the UN Security Council.
16 September 2009
Iraqi authorities must investigate shoe throwing journalist's torture allegations
Muntadhar al-Zaidi has been released after nine months in prison for throwing his shoes at former US President George W Bush. He has said that he was tortured by Iraqi security services.
10 September 2009
Four migrants shot dead by Egyptian forces close to Israel border
Four men were shot dead by Egyptian security forces as they attempted to cross the border into Israel on Tuesday.
10 September 2009
Iranian rape and torture victims at renewed risk
Victims of rape and other torture by Iranian security forces are facing renewed risk after documents detailing abuses against them were confiscated this week.
04 September 2009
Neda Agha Soltan murder witness at risk of torture in Tehran prison
Caspian Makan, the fiancé of the young woman killed in the recent protests in Iran, has been held in detention since 26 June, after he made a statement linking her murder to pro-government militia.
17 August 2009
Independent investigation needed into rape and torture in detention in Iran
Allegations that election protesters were tortured and raped in detention must be urgently investigated by the Iranian authorities.
13 August 2009
Tunisian national released on bail after forcible return from Italy
Ali Ben Sassi Toumi has been accused of 'membership of a terrorist organization', 'providing expertise and logistical support to a terrorist organization' and fraud.
12 August 2009
Iran must open Tehran trial to international observers
Over 100 people are on trial for fomenting protests against the disputed result of Iran's 12 June presidential election. Amnesty International has challenged the Iranian authorities to open up the court to international observers.
11 August 2009
Concerns grow for detained Iranian residents of Iraq's Camp Ashraf
Thirty-six Iranians, detained by Iraqi security forces since 28 July, remain at risk of being forcibly returned to Iran where they could face torture or execution.
05 August 2009
Tunisian national at risk after forcible return from Italy
A Tunisian national is at risk of torture and other ill-treatment in his home country after being forcibly returned from Italy on Sunday.
04 August 2009
Over 100 Iranians face grossly unfair trials
More than 100 people have gone on trial in Tehran accused of organizing recent widespread civil protests.
03 August 2009
Syrian lawyer faces prosecution for defending human rights
A leading Syrian human rights lawyer has been formally charged in relation to his legitimate work in defending the rights of political prisoners in Syria
29 July 2009
Eight reported killed as Iraqi forces attack Iranian residents of Camp Ashraf
Eight people are reported to have been killed and up to 400 injured after Iraqi forces attacked unarmed Iranian residents of Camp Ashraf.
27 July 2009
Thousands take action around the world in solidarity with people of Iran
24 July 2009
Global day of support for Iran's victims of human rights abuse
Thousands of activists in over 105 countries will participate in a Global Day of Action on Saturday, to demonstrate solidarity with those whose human rights are being
22 July 2009
Wife of Guantánamo detainee released in Syria
Usra al-Hussein’s imprisonment for almost a year, may have been related to her efforts to communicate with an international organization regarding the detention conditions of her husband.
22 July 2009
Arrests and deaths continue in Iran as authorities tighten grip
Thirty six Iranian Army officers, a French student, activists, journalists and lawyers are among those detained as waves of arrests and killings continue unabated in I
20 July 2009
Hariri witness held for four years without charge in Syria
Monday 20 July marks exactly four years since Ziad Ramadan was arrested by the Syrian authorities, in whose custody he remains detained without charge or trial.
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