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Humanitarian Intervention

Iran: Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi and Rights Groups Demand Moratorium on Executions


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Iran: Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi and Rights Groups Demand Moratorium on Executions

Other nations and the United Nations should speak out against a wave of executions in Iran, the Nobel Peace Laureate Shirin Ebadi and six human rights organizations said today. Shirin Ebadi and the human rights groups called on the Iranian Judiciary and Parliament to institute an immediate moratorium on all executions.


ByAmnesty International, USA.


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Sudanese security agents raid newspaper offices


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Sudanese security agents raid newspaper offices

Amnesty International calls on Sudan to release 16 people seized during a raid on a newspaper headquarters in Khartoum.Amnesty International has learned that 16 people, including nine members of staff working with the Communist party-affiliated newspaper Al-Midan, were arrested by National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) agents on Wednesday night.According to witnesses around 20 armed security agents dressed in plain clothes surrounded the Al-Midan offices for hours and arrested 16 people as they were leaving the building, including the deputy editor and the political correspondent. The officials gave no reason for the arrests.


ByAmnesty International, USA.


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Human Rights Breaking Point in Egypt


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Human Rights Breaking Point in Egypt

Protests in Egypt continue to rage on, centering around Tahrir ("Liberation") Square in Cairo. Thousands of Egyptians are demonstrating against widespread corruption, police brutality and poverty in their country. Countless protesters have been killed and scores injured, and journalists and activists working in the country have been detained and threatened by the police - including an Amnesty International staff member detained by police on February 3rd whose whereabouts is still unknown..


ByAmnesty International, USA.


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Disturbing new evidence of Tunisian security forces brutality


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Disturbing new evidence of Tunisian security forces brutality

Amnesty International has today revealed disturbing new evidence of the brutal methods used by Tunisian security forces to try to quell anti-Government protests in recent weeks.Amnesty International has today revealed disturbing new evidence of the brutal methods used by Tunisian security forces to try to quell anti-Government protests in recent weeks.An Amnesty International research team which has just returned from Tunisia found that security forces used disproportionate force to disperse protesters and in some cases fired on fleeing protesters and bystanders. .


ByAmnesty International, USA.


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