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As the Burmese authorities released a limited number of prisoners of conscience, Amnesty International urged them to free the rest.
Roman Catholic activist Chris Cole has been convicted of criminal damage for his nonviolent protest against the London arms fair last September.
Protests have broken out in Egypt over the acquittal of leading officials in the regime of ousted dictator Hosni Mubarak. Amnesty have criticised the verdict.
Human rights campaigners in Northern Ireland have welcomed the announcement of details of the visit of Aung San Suu Kyi to Ireland next month.
Amnesty International has condemned an announcement in the Queen’s Speech that the government will bring forward a Bill to allow new secret justice measures.
Amnesty International has called for the release of Nabeel Rajab, director of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, who was arrested at the weekend and charged with “insulting a national institution”.
Romania must close the legal loopholes that affect the housing of some of the country’s most marginalised groups, Amnesty International has said in a new briefing.
A ruling against Egyptian actor Adel Imam, who has been goven a prison sentence for “insulting Islam” in his films, sends out the message that Egypt has not moved on from "quashing free speech", says Amnesty International.
The Bahraini authorities have been accused of “toying with the life” of Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, who has been on hunger strike in prison for 75 days.
A major oil spill in the Niger Delta was far worse than Shell previously admitted, according to an independent assessment.