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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.
15 July 2009
Palestinian prisoner released in Lebanon
A Palestinian imprisoned for 15 years for a murder he has always denied committing was released on Monday after being granted a presidential pardon.
14 July 2009
Trial of seven Baha’i religious minority members delayed in Iran
The fate of the detainees, who could have faced the death penalty if found guilty, remains undecided after their trial was postponed.
14 July 2009
Yemen sentences six men to death for terrorist activities
The Specialized Criminal Court found the men guilty of terrorist activities that included the killing of nine tourists and attacks on western embassies.
13 July 2009
Iran: Hundreds of detainees at risk of torture and other ill-treatment: list of detainees
Following the mass arrests of demonstrators and opposition activists in Iran over recent weeks in connection with the disputed presidential election, Amnesty Interna
10 July 2009
Iranian security forces use tear gas against demonstrators marking 18 Tir anniversary
Amnesty International has condemned the excessive use of force by Iranian security forces against demonstrators in Tehran commemorating the tenth anniversary of 18 T
10 July 2009
Seven religious minority members face execution in Iran
Seven members of Iran's Baha’i religious minority could face the death penalty if convicted on Saturday.
09 July 2009
Iranian government must allow peaceful commemorations of 18 Tir events
Demonstrations planned to mark the tenth anniversary of the brutal suppression of student-led protests by security forces in Iran, must be allowed to go ahead peaceful
29 June 2009
Iran: Detained political leaders at risk of torture, possibly to force “confessions”
Amnesty International is gravely concerned that several opposition leaders detained in the wake of the 12 June elections may be facing torture, possibly to force the
26 June 2009
Tunisia: end denial, address human rights abuses in the name of security
President Obama’s decision to close the US detention facility at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, by next January leads Amnesty International to fear that several Tu
26 June 2009
Iran: Journalists detained as news restrictions tighten
The Iranian authorities must immediately release dozens of journalists arrested since 12 June and who are at risk of torture in detention, Amnesty International said
25 June 2009
At least 62 killed in Baghdad market bombing
No armed group has claimed responsibility for the attack, which also injured more than 127 people.
22 June 2009
Iran: Stop using Basij militia to police demonstrations
Amnesty International is calling on the government of Iran to stop using the Basij militia to police demonstrations with immediate effect. The call follows repor
19 June 2009
Iran's supreme leader condones violent police crackdown on protesters
Ayatollah Khamenei's televised address calls for an end to street protests against the outcome of the election and warns people that if they continue to take to the st
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