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30 Oct 2014
13:25 PM

Good news: 10-year-old rape survivor safe from honour killing

An Afghan girl is safe after being at risk of an "honour" killing after she was raped. Her attacker was convicted and sentenced to 20 years in prison.

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30 Oct 2014
07:16 AM

Bangladesh: Death penalty will not bring justice for crimes during independence war

The death sentence against a leading opposition figure in Bangladesh for war crimes will not bring justice to the millions of victims of the independence war.

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29 Oct 2014
07:43 AM

Countries urge El Salvador to change repressive abortion laws

El Salvador has come under pressure from nine countries at the United Nations to amend its repressive and out-dated abortion laws.

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29 Oct 2014
07:35 AM

Bahrain: Halt deportation of individuals arbitrarily stripped of nationality

A decision by a court in Bahrain to deport 10 people who have been stripped of their Bahraini nationality must be quashed.

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28 Oct 2014
08:03 AM

Nigeria releases man who escaped the gallows after 19 years on death row

The release of a man who spent 19 years on death row in Nigeria and was seconds away from execution last year painfully illustrates the inherent brutality and unfairness of the death penalty.

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28 Oct 2014
07:43 AM

Malaysia: End persecution of Anwar Ibrahim and other govt critics

Malaysia should end its politically motivated persecution of government critics including Anwar Ibrahim, ahead of today's decision in the ‘sodomy’ case against the opposition leader.

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28 Oct 2014
07:39 AM

Release Bahraini activist facing three years in jail for ‘insulting’ tweets

Bahrain’s authorities must immediately release Nabeel Rajab, a prominent human rights activist who has been detained over tweets he posted that were deemed insulting to the Ministries of Interior and Defence.

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26 Oct 2014
08:03 AM

Egypt: Release activists facing jail for defying repressive protest law

The Egyptian authorities must release a group of activists on trial for defying the country’s draconian protest law.

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26 Oct 2014
07:52 AM

Reyhaneh Jabbari executed in Tehran

The execution of Iranian Reyhaneh Jabbari who was convicted after a deeply flawed investigation and trial is an affront to justice.

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25 Oct 2014
07:23 AM

France: Stop extradition of Kazakhstani opposition activist at risk of torture

The decision to authorise the extradition to Russia of Kazakhstani banker and opposition figure Mukhtar Ablyazov by the Lyon Court of Appeal (France) has set in motion a procedure that may eventually see him forcibly returned to Kazakhstan, where he is wanted on fraud charges.

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