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Amnesty International

In its annual report, Amnesty International says human rights abuses and repression increased in Iran and China last year, the African Union refused to cooperate with the International Criminal Court after it indicted Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir for war crimes in Darfur, the United NationsHuman Rights Council took little action while Sri Lanka’s army and Tamil militants both committed potential war crimes, and Israel and the militant group Hamas did not follow up on reports that accused both sides of human rights abuses during the Gaza War.

Watchdog: Nations getting away with murder

Amnesty International's annual report on the state of human rights says that despite important gains, 2009 was a year in which accountability and justice remained a remote ideal for many.

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