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Jul 17 2009 12:00 am
Iran: Alarm at violent arrest of Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights's rights activist Shadi Sadr

Arrest fuels fear that wave of arrests is intensifyingAmnesty International fears the wave of arrests of civil society activists in Iran is intensifying after the leading lawyer and Women's rights's...

Jul 17 2009 12:00 am
Amnesty International condemns forced evictions of Cambodian families

The forced eviction of 60 low-income families in central Phnom Penh on Thursday and Friday was strongly condemned by Amnesty International today. The families dismantled their homes after three years...

Jul 16 2009 12:00 am
Russia: Murder of human rights activist Natalia Estemirova condemned

Tribute paid to ‘courageous and inspiring woman’Amnesty International has strongly condemned today’s murder of Natalia Estemirova, a leading human rights activist working in the North Caucasus region...

Jul 16 2009 12:00 am
Colombia: Huge increase in numbers forced to flee their homes

‘A hidden tragedy’ says Amnesty Amnesty International has urged warring parties in Colombia to stop dragging civilians into the hostilities, as it deplored the dramatic increase in the number of...

Jul 16 2009 12:00 am
China: Human rights lawyers disbarred

Amnesty International today (16 July) condemned the decision by the Justice Bureau of Beijing Municipality to revoke the professional license of human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong. Roseann Rife...

Jul 16 2009 12:00 am
Cambodia: 700 police and military mobilised to forcibly evict families this Friday

The Cambodian government should act immediately To stop the forced eviction, scheduled for this Friday (17 July), of some 60 low-income families living in the area of Phnom Penh known as Group 78...

Jul 15 2009 12:00 am
Iran: Fresh concern for detainees' safety as arrests continue

Nearly 200 detainees from ‘9 July’ protest alone Call on the Iranian authorities to ensure that detained protesters are not tortured or mistreated. Amnesty International today expressed fresh concern...

Jul 15 2009 12:00 am
Amnesty welcomes access to hospitals for asylum seekers in Wales

Changes to regulations announced by Edwina Hart, the Health Minister last month enabling asylum seekers whose case has failed access to hospitals in Wales will come into force on July 15th. Amnesty...

Jul 14 2009 12:00 am
Sweden: Extradition of Rwandan genocide suspect jeopardizes right to fair trial

Amnesty International calls on the government of Sweden to immediately reverse its decision to extradite Sylvere Ahorugeze to Rwanda where there is a real risk he will not receive a fair trial...

Jul 14 2009 12:00 am
Amnesty International condemns adoption of homophobic law in Lithuania

The Lithuanian Parliament (Seimas) voted today (14 July) to adopt the controversial “Law on the Protection of Minors against the Detrimental Effect of Public Information”. Amnesty International is...