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Feb 28 2010 12:00 am
Russia: Woman detained in psychiatric hospital for promoting 'happiness'

Amnesty International has issued an “urgent action” appeal calling for the release of a Russian activist after she was forcibly detained in a psychiatric hospital in connection with her activities...

Feb 26 2010 12:00 am
El Salvador: Radio employees sent death threats by text

Staff at a local radio station in El Salvador, have been sent a series of death threats by text, after their station broadcast details of the brutal murders of three individuals with anti-mining...

Feb 26 2010 12:00 am
Binyam Mohamed:'Paragraph 168' disclosure welcomed, but full inquiry still needed

Amnesty International has today welcomed the publication of a contentious paragraph critical of the UK’s intelligence services in relation to the Binyam Mohamed case. Earlier this month the Court of...

Feb 26 2010 12:00 am
Bangladesh: Army opens fire on indigenous population, at least two dead

Amnesty International is calling on the government of Bangladesh to carry out a prompt, independent and impartial investigation into the death of two Jumma indigenous residents of the Chittagong Hill...

Feb 25 2010 12:00 am
Zimbabwe: Union leader in hiding after police raid

Amnesty International has called on the government of Zimbabwe to end harassment and intimidation of a union activist who is in hiding after police raided a union office in Harare on Wednesday...

Feb 25 2010 12:00 am
EU justice meeting: Letter calls for investigations over rendition complicity

Amnesty International has called on European Union countries to ensure there are effective investigations into their involvement in the CIA rendition and secret detention programme. Amnesty made the...

Feb 24 2010 12:00 am
Nicaragua: 'Amalia' case- a 'human rights scandal'

Amnesty International has criticised Nicaragua’s law which bans abortion in all circumstances after it has been revealed that cancer treatment for a pregnant woman is currently being withheld for fear...

Feb 24 2010 12:00 am
Guinea: New report reveals foreign weapons and training behind 'Bloody Monday' massacre

Guinea risks a new era of human rights violations if urgent reforms of the security forces do not take place and the perpetrators of last year’s massacre continue to escape justice, Amnesty...

Feb 23 2010 12:00 am
Learnnewsdesk and Amnesty launch young reporter competition

Amnesty encourages human rights reporting Amnesty International UK has joined forces with Learnnewsdesk to launch a brand new Young Human Rights Reporter competition. The competition, which will...

Feb 23 2010 12:00 am
Colombia: New report reveals rise in attacks on indigenous population

Communities left on the brink by internal conflict Amnesty International today denounced an increase in the number of attacks against the indigenous population of Colombia, which is leaving many...