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Russian activists jailed over freedom of assembly protest

4 January 2011

Amnesty International is calling for the immediate release of three Russian opposition activists detained in Moscow after a peaceful and sanctioned rally calling for freedom of assembly.

ECOWAS mediation must prioritise human rights in Côte d’Ivoire

2 January 2011

Mediators appointed by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) must place the protection of human rights at the heart of their efforts to end the crisis in Côte d’Ivoire, Amnesty International has said.

Russia must overturn unfair conviction of businessman

27 December 2010

Amnesty International calls on Moscow courts to overturn the conviction of prominent businessman Mikhail Khodorkovsky for money-laundering, on the grounds that his trial was unfair and appeared politically motivated. 

Indian doctor Binayak Sen's conviction and life sentence mock justice

25 December 2010

The life sentence handed down against Dr Binayak Sen by a court in the India state of Chhattisgarh violates international fair trial standards and is likely to enflame tensions in the conflict-affected area, Amnesty International has said.

Clemency call for Kurdish law student facing execution in Iran

24 December 2010

Amnesty International has called on the Iranian authorities to halt the imminent execution of a Kurdish law student, scheduled for 26 December, and to commute his death sentence.

UN misses opportunity to protect Ivorian population

24 December 2010

Amnesty International welcomes the readiness of the Human Rights Council to respond to the human rights emergency in Côte d’Ivoire but regrets that the Council has missed the opportunity to prevent further serious human rights violations and abuses.

Former Argentine president found guilty of crimes against humanity

23 December 2010

Amnesty International has welcomed the sentence handed to a former Argentine president responsible for crimes against humanity in the 1970s and 80s.

Turkmenistan clamps down on mobile and internet users

23 December 2010

Amnesty International is calling on the Turkmenistani authorities to immediately lift the suspension of the operation of the country’s largest mobile phone service provider.

Sweeping new media law threatens freedom of expression in Hungary

23 December 2010

Hungary’s newly adopted media law will impose potentially wide-ranging restrictions on freedom of expression, Amnesty International has warned.

Iraq must ensure release of police officer detained without charge

22 December 2010

Amnesty International has called on the Iraqi authorities to free a police officer, initially detained because he was suspected of having links to armed groups, who has been held for over a month after an order for his release was made.

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