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Cuba urged to immediately release all prisoners of conscience

8 July 2010

Amnesty International calls on the Cuban government to immediately free all prisoners of conscience, after authorities said 52 prisoners will be released.

Russian scientist could face forcible exile

8 July 2010

Amnesty International has said any deal over the release of a nuclear scientist, Igor Sutyagin, which requires him to leave Russia against his wishes will amount to forcible exile, which is prohibited under international law.

Fear of attack leaves Kenyan women prisoners in their homes

7 July 2010

Women and girls in Nairobi’s slums live under the constant threat of sexual violence, leaving them often too scared to leave their houses to use communal toilet and bathroom facilities.

US-Israel talks must seek end to Gaza blockade

7 July 2010

Amnesty International reiterated its call on Israel to completely lift its blockade of the Gaza Strip as Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu met US President Barack Obama in Washington this week.

UK torture inquiry must be independent and thorough

7 July 2010

The UK government must ensure its inquiry into UK complicity in torture and other human rights violations of those detained abroad since 9/11 is thorough, independent and as transparent as possible.

Missionary defending Amazon tribes in Peru must not be deported

7 July 2010

Amnesty International has called on the Peruvian government to revoke its decision to expel a British catholic activist who has spent the past ten years defending the rights of the country's Indigenous people.

Hospitalized Tunisian journalist facing incarceration

7 July 2010

Amnesty International is calling on the Tunisian authorities not to imprison ailing journalist Fahem Boukadous, after a court upheld his four-year prison sentence over his reporting of 2008 protests against unemployment and high living costs.

Eritreans at risk of forcible return from Libya after detention centre disturbances

6 July 2010

Amnesty International has urged the Libyan authorities not to forcibly return around 200 Eritreans held in detention amid allegations that several prisoners were beaten by security officials after an escape attempt last week.

Zimbabwe diamond fields activist must be released

6 July 2010

Amnesty International has called on the Zimbabwean government to release an activist who is being detained after he exposed human rights violations in the country’s Marange diamond fields.

Iran must halt imminent execution of convicted juvenile offender

6 July 2010

Amnesty International is urgently calling on the Iranian authorities to halt the imminent execution of Mohammad Reza Haddadi, who could face death by hanging as soon as Wednesday 7 July for a murder he allegedly committed when he was 15 years old.

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