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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.
Human rights advocates have welcomed the decision by the Special Immigration Appeals Commission that two men allegedly involved in a terror plot could not be deported to Pakistan.
Human rights groups condemned the Thai government's repression of dissent, as anti-government protesters in Bangkok defied orders to leave their fortified camp in the country's capital.
Charges against a Christian street preacher who condemned homosexuality have been dropped, shortly after a gay rights campaigner offered to testify in his defence.
Amnesty has condemned the executions in Iran of four Kurdish political activists and an Iranian man, all convicted of “moharebeh” (enmity against God).