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Alert: Germany / Turkey – Human rights organisation refused visa to Germany to investigate hate crimes

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Germany has refused visa applications to a well-known human rights organisation which sought entry to investigate hate crimes targeting Turkish minorities.

Update Alert: Malaysia – Mat Sah's detention under the ISA continues

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Mat Sah still languishes in prison, six years after his arrest under the Internal Security Act.

Forwarded Alert: Yemen - Authorities urged to think twice after freelance journalist given six-year sentence

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Reporters Without Borders condemns the six-year prison sentence on freelance journalist Abdulkarim Al-Khaiwani.

Alert Update: Saudi Arabia - Trial continues for Sri Lankan girl on death penalty

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Rizana Nafeek, detained facing the death penalty in KSA for allegedly strangling four-month-old infant, appeared before court on 9 June 08.

What's New at

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In this 'What's New' a series of Alerts outlining recent human rights issues in UK, Nigeria, Libya, Sudan, US, Trinidad and Tobago. We also have a Press Release on IHRC's Oral Intervention at UN on the extension of pre-trial detention in UK.

Alert Update: Hicham Yezza's deportation cancelled, immigration case to be reviewed

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Hicham Yezza's scheduled deportation for 1 June 2008 was cancelled and his immigration case is now with the Home Office's legal advisers.

URGENT ALERT UPDATE: NIGERIA – 113 Sokoto detainees each sentenced 11 years

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The 113 remaining detained members of the Shia group in Sokoto have each been sentenced 11 years in prison after 10 months of detention awaiting their trial.

Alert: Former Nottingham University Student to Be Deported to Algeria This Sunday

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Hicham Yezza, a former PhD student and current member of staff at the University of Nottingham faces deportation to Algeria on 1 June 2008.

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