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Everyone knows that the Assad regime – from father Hafez onwards – has employed torture and executions to preserve the doubtful purity of the Baath party

Garry Kasparov will receive 10,000 euros as compensation from the Russian government

Russia ordered to compensate chess grandmaster (and Putin critic) Garry Kasparov over protest arrest

Police held him before 'March of Dissenters' protest in Moscow in 2007

Herman Wallace

'Justice gone wrong': Terminally ill ex-Black Panther has murder conviction overturned after spending nearly 40 years in solitary confinement

Herman Wallace has just weeks to live after being diagnosed with liver cancer

Security forces prepare to evacuate caravans belonging to the Roma community during the dismantling of a camp in Roubaix

François Hollande under intense pressure to resolve split within French government over mass expulsion of Roma immigrants

Left and Right accuse president of ignoring divisive issue

Scores die as Sudanese call on Omar al-Bashir to step down

Around 3,000 people, angered by a police crackdown, took to the streets

The Associate Editor of Sri Lankan newspaper Sunday Leader , Mandana Ismail Abeywickrema speaks with colleagues

Sri Lankan journalist forced out of country after house attack and death threats

Mandana Ismail Abeywickrema is associate editor of Sunday Leader, which has history of antagonising government

The intolerant continent: Europe’s shocking attitude creating a climate of fear for gay people

Amnesty International report says governments are ignoring violence and discrimination

King Mswati III of Swaziland

King of Swaziland to marry his 15th wife

King Mswati III of Swaziland is to marry his 15th wife.

The four men guilty of Delhi gang rape have been sentenced to death. Do you agree with the ruling?

The four men found guilty of raping and killing a 23-year-old student on a Delhi bus were today sentenced to death by an Indian court.

Palace’s Kagisho Dikgacoi stands an outside chance of reaching the World Cup with South Africa

World Cup qualifiers: Crunch time for 87 teams dreaming of Rio glory

As World Cup qualifying comes to a climax, some surprising names are still in the hat

Kenneth Bae, the tour operator held in a North Korean jail

North Korea: Detained US man Kenneth Bae 'seriously ill'

Swedish ambassador says the imprisoned missionary has been moved from a labour camp to hospital

Video: Before and after satellite images of Aleppo in Syria 'show human rights violations'

The images, taken by Amnesty International over the course of nine months, purport to show major destruction ordered by President Bashar al-Assad's government forces

The four Hungarian far-right extremists in court during their trial in Budapest

'Wake-up call' for Hungary as Neo-Nazis jailed for attacks that killed six Roma - including four-year-old boy

Amnesty International supports verdicts in a nation where far-right political parties are thriving

Desmond Tutu: 'I would not worship a God who is homophobic'

Desmond Tutu: 'I would not worship a God who is homophobic'

Cape Town's former archbishop compares struggle for gay rights to his fight against apartheid

Pussy Riot member Maria Alekhina during the hearing of her appeal

Member of Pussy Riot refused parole in Russia

Plight of the band has drawn international attention

Charging to play sport in Hyde park hardly captures the spirit of the London 2012 Olympics

Governments and local authorities should be doing everything they can to make it easier for people to be active - not taxing them harder for it

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