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Central African Republic: New report gives blood diamond warning

· Traders have purchased several million pounds-worth of diamonds without investigating links to armed groups

Boko Haram remains a deadly threat in the region despite military advances

· At least 1,600 civilians killed by Boko Haram in last 4 months

Saudi Arabia: King Salman should refuse to ratify Ali Mohammed al-Nimr's death sentence

At least 134 people executed in Saudi Arabia so far this year

France: Parliament must reject law that gives carte blanche to mass surveillance globally

French parliamentarians must reject a new bill allowing mass surveillance of communications “sent or received abroad” as it would give the government sweeping legal authority to interce

Cuba must release graffiti artist jailed for painting Castros' names on pigs' backs

A Cuban graffiti artist who has been unfairly held in prison for nearly a year after he painted “Raúl” and “Fidel” on the backs of two pigs has been named as a prison

Afghanistan: Taliban going door-to-door in Kunduz

Taliban targeting independent media Reports of Taliban posing as Red Cross workers

Central African Republic: New wave of killings shatters the peace

The new wave of violence which has left dozens of civilians dead and at least 100 injured highlights the fragility of the reconciliation process and the urgent need for enhanced protection of civil

Turkey must not force shipwrecked refugees to return to Syria and Iraq

Turkish coastguard accused of shooting at shipwrecked refugees, 22 dead

Shaker Aamer: reports of return to UK welcomed

‘His return to his family in Britain won’t come a moment too soon’ - Kate Allen