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Human rights advocates have condemned as "cruel and vindictive" the the decision by the Malawian authorities to to split up jailed couple Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga.
Zimbabwe must act to protect hundreds of thousands of people left in substandard settlements five years after a programme of mass forced evictions, say human rights groups.
A global day of action demanding an end to human rights abuses against minorities in Iran, and particularly the Baha’i community, has been called for 12 June.
The director of an arms company has told a court in Nottingham that he felt intimidated by a nonviolent protest. But his argument has been undermined by a police officer's evidence.
New research suggests that asylum-seekers who have persecuted because of sexual orientation are being routinely deported due to systemic discrimination in the UK's asylum system.
Amnesty International has called on Mexican authorities to release three hungers strikers protesting against their detention for taking part in a campaign against high electricity prices.
Love is no crime, the Rev Sharon Ferguson, CEO of the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement has said in response to a "horrific" 14-year prison term for a gay couple.
Human rights advocates have reacted with revulsion at the decision of a Malawian court to imprison Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga for being a same-sex couple.
A number of Christian and Muslim leaders in Kenya have called on the International Criminal Court to punish those behind the 2007 to 2008 post-election violence.