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Thailand: 25-year sentence for criticising royal family as government tightens vice on dissent

The conviction and sentencing this morning of a Thai businessman to 25 years in prison for posting messages allegedly critical of the royal family on Facebook is preposterous and shows the urgent n

Yemen: at least six civilians burned to death in latest airstrikes

Victims include four children in petrol station attacks in Ibb governorate

South Africa: President Zuma must make Marikana findings public

South African President Jacob Zuma must make public the findings of the Marikana Commission of Inquiry into the violence that that led to the killings of 34 striking miners on 16 August 2012 and th

Bangladesh: 'Utter failure' to protect bloggers condemned after second killing

“How many more bloggers will have to be attacked before action is taken?" - Abbas Faiz

Sierra Leone: Preventing pregnant girls from taking exams is discriminatory warns Amnesty

“This is the latest blow for girls in Sierra Leone who have already faced so much” – Naomi McAuliffe

Mexico: Six months of failure in search for missing students

The Mexican authorities have made shamefully little progress in their investigation into the enforced disappearance of 43 student teachers from Guerrero State, said Amnesty International today, six

Spain: Parliament to vote on 'draconian' reforms that restrict rights of Spanish citizens, migrants and refugees

Draconian reforms to two pieces of Spanish legislation are an assault on the rights of its citizens as well as an attempt to formalise abusive practices against migrants and refugees, said Amnesty

Hamas committed multiple war crimes with 'indiscriminate' rockets and mortars - new report

The ‘circle of fear has widened’ in Israel One Palestinian rocket killed 13 Palestinian civilians in Gaza itself