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Tahrir square. Dangerously high-grade brand of tear gas allegedly killing activists
Activists have reoccupied  in Egypt, now demanding an end to military rule they've found little different from years of dictatorship. The government is brutally responding with rubber bullets and a dangerously high-grade brand of tear gas purchased from an American company. (Full Story)
PLEASE USE YOUR VOICE AGAIN ! In July of this year you were one of 385,000 people from around the world who signed on to in an effort to stop the Iranian regime from stoning Mohammedi Ashtiani to death. Thanks to your efforts Sakineh is still alive. But yesterday news came, following a secret call from the prison where she is held that an execution order has been delivererd to her. Her situation is truly precarious. (Full Story)
We, the undersigned, unconditionally condemn any intimidation or threats of violence directed against any individual or group exercising the rights of freedom of religion and speech; even when that speech may be perceived as hurtful or reprehensible. (Full Story)
Global Petition to Amnesty International: Restoring the Integrity of Human Rights
As organisations and individuals who stand for and support the universality of human rights, we have noted with concern the suspension of Gita Sahgal, Head of the Gender Unit at the International Secretariat of Amnesty International in London, for questioning Amnesty International’s partnership with individuals whose politics towards the Taliban are ambiguous.
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Copenhagen Summit. People in the Poorest Parts of the World will be hit First and Worst by Climate Change
It is becoming clear that people in the poorest parts of the world will be hit first and worst by climate change. Many leaders are promising to help people living in extreme poverty adapt to the effects of climate change and to help reduce emissions. This sounds great, but unfortunately, on closer examination, it turns out most of this money could be double counted—it's money that has already been promised as development aid. (Full Story)
128 Homosexuals Sentenced to Death in Iraq - Urgent Appeal to Stop Executions
Human Rights Groups in several countries have taken up the appeal from the IRAQI LGBT association, based in London, which calls on activists and democratic citizens to take part in an international campaign to save the lives of 128 prisoners sentenced to death because they are homosexual. (Full Story)

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