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Amnesty International has expressed concern that 'confessions' on Iranian state television may result in 12 people facing the death penalty.
Iran is being challenged to release writer Arzhang Davoodi, who is now facing fresh charges after being imprisoned for nearly nine years.
Amnesty International says it has received 'credible reports' that nine persons were executed on the evening of 23 August in Gambia.
The postponement of a verdict in the appeal case of 13 Bahraini opposition activists has been criticised as “tantamount to a denial of justice.”
The High Criminal Court of Appeal in Bahrain has postponed until 4 September 2012 the final verdict on the appeal of 13 opposition activists
A Saudi Arabian cleric held in detention for more than a month must be either charged with a recognisably criminal offence or released, says Amnesty.
Brazil’s Guarani Indians are to take their government to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, over its failure to protect their land.
A Christian human rights group in Pakistan has controversially called for an exclusive region for religious minorities who have faced decline and discrimination.
Human rights campaigners in Northern Ireland have welcomed the announcement of details of the visit of Aung San Suu Kyi to Ireland next month.
Around a thousand Quakers will be London 25-28 May for their Yearly Meeting to discern the way forward for Quakers in Britain.