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26 Jan 2015
08:28 AM

Boko Haram attack on Maiduguri: hundreds of thousands of civilians at grave risk

A failure to protect hundreds of thousands of civilians could lead to a disastrous humanitarian crisis with reports of two large scale attacks in Nigeria on the major north-eastern city of Maiduguri as well as the nearby town of Monguno.

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23 Jan 2015
08:18 AM

El Salvador: Pardon for woman jailed for miscarriage, a triumph of justice

A pardon granted by El Salvador’s Parliamentary Assembly to a young woman imprisoned after suffering a miscarriage is a triumph of justice and gives hope to the other 15 women languishing in jail on similar charges.

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23 Jan 2015
06:01 AM

Saudi Arabia: Doctors find Raif unfit for flogging on health grounds

The planned flogging of Raif Badawi is likely to be suspended this Friday after a medical committee assessed that he should not undergo a second round of lashes on health grounds.

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22 Jan 2015
08:41 AM

El Salvador must reverse “terrible injustice” and free woman imprisoned for miscarriage

El Salvador’s Legislative Assembly must vote today to overturn horrifying injustice and pardon a woman imprisoned for 30 years after having a miscarriage.

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22 Jan 2015
08:12 AM

Cambodia must free women protesters and Buddhist monk jailed after summary trials

Ten women housing rights defenders and a Buddhist monk, all jailed after short summary trials and some suffering from serious health issues, must be released immediately and unconditionally, Amnesty international said ahead of their appeal hearing today.

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21 Jan 2015
15:03 PM

Good news: activist Dr Tun Aung released

Dr Tun Aung, a Muslim community leader and medical doctor imprisoned for trying to prevent communal violence, has been released from jail in Myanmar.

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21 Jan 2015
09:51 AM

Egypt: Token reforms fail to end scourge of pervasive violence against women

Women and girls in Egypt face violence on a disturbing scale both at home and in public, including sexual mob attacks as well as torture in state custody.

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21 Jan 2015
08:22 AM

Tunisian blogger sentenced to year in jail for criticizing army

Yassine Ayari, a blogger in Tunisia, was sentenced to one year in jail by a military court yesterday, convicted during a re-trial on charges of “defaming the army” in a series of Facebook posts.

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21 Jan 2015
08:10 AM

Bahrain: Six month sentence for Nabeel Rajab blow to freedom of expression

Bahrain must quash the conviction of prominent human rights defender, Nabeel Rajab, who was yesterday sentenced to six months in prison for posting comments online which were considered insulting to the Ministries of Interior and Defence.

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21 Jan 2015
07:58 AM

Freedom for all Myanmar prisoners of conscience must follow activist’s release

The release of peaceful activist Dr Tun Aung, jailed simply for trying to prevent communal violence, is a positive step, but authorities in Myanmar should also free the dozens of other prisoners of conscience still behind bars.

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