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Azerbaijan: Government tightens grip on freedom of expression ahead of elections

Rapidly deteriorating human rights situation as Sunday’s poll approaches

Greece shipwrecks: Humanitarian crisis set to escalate as winter approaches

Responding to news of more shipwrecks off the coast of Greece in the last 24 hours, in which 22 people are said to have drowned, including many ch

Shaker Aamer: reports that he's being returned to UK welcomed

‘We won’t really believe that Shaker Aamer is actually being returned to the UK until his plane touches down on British soil’ - Kate Allen

China: Reform of one-child policy 'not enough'

“The state has no business regulating how many children people have.” - William Nee

Turkmenistan: Thousands evicted ahead of Asian Martial Arts and Indoor Games

An estimated 50,000 or more people have been forcibly evicted from their homes as part of a push to ‘beautify’ the capital of Turkmenistan ahead of the 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Art

Australia: Border police paid people smugglers to take asylum-seekers to Indonesia - New report

New evidence gathered by Amnesty International suggests that Australia’s maritime border control operations now resemble a lawless venture with evidence of criminal activity, pay-offs to boat

Yemen: attack on MSF hospital may be a war crime

‘This appalling incident underlines our concern that the UK is a party to terrible war crimes in Yemen’ - Lucy Wake

Bangladesh: Two opposition leaders face imminent execution

Two opposition politicians in Bangladesh, face being hanged for crimes committed during the 1971 Independence War despite the fact that their trials were seriously flawed Amnesty International said

Torture cases in Mexico double - new report

‘A year ago, it would have been hard to imagine how Mexico’s torture crisis could have gotten any worse’ - Erika Guevara-Rosas

Yemen: UK minister's remarks over UK arms 'far too relaxed' as civilian death toll mounts

‘Mr Ellwood is far too relaxed about the horrible civilian death toll in Yemen’ - Kate Allen