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Wednesday 9 December 2009

Amnesty International is urging the Italian government to ensure that two recently released former Guantnamo Bay detainees receive fair trials in Italy and are not sent back to Tunisia where they would be at risk of torture.

Tuesday 8 December 2009

New evidence of serious human rights violations carried out during military operations to combat organized crime and drug cartels in Mexico has been unveiled in a report published by Amnesty International today. 

Tuesday 8 December 2009

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New evidence of serious human rights
violations carried out during military operations to combat organized crime and
drug cartels in Mexico
has been unveiled in a report published by Amnesty International today. See here some of the cases highlighted in the report.

Tuesday 8 December 2009

New evidence of serious human rights violations carried out during military operations to combat organized crime and drug cartels in Mexico has been unveiled in a report published by Amnesty International today. See here some of the facts and figures included in the report.

Tuesday 8 December 2009

The Russian authorities must stop persecuting human rights activists
and instead channel their efforts into investigating those responsible
for their murders

Tuesday 8 December 2009

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The Nepali government must immediately
pursue the arrest of an army major expelled last week from a UN peacekeeping
mission in Chad when it emerged he has been accused of torturing a 15-year-old
Nepalese girl to death, Amnesty International said today.

 

Tuesday 8 December 2009

The Nepali government must immediately pursue the arrest of an army major expelled last week from a UN peacekeeping mission in Chad when it emerged he has been accused of torturing a 15-year-old Nepalese girl to death, Amnesty International said today.

Tuesday 8 December 2009

The Philippine authorities should immediately establish a clear and short timetable for an end to martial law in the country’s restive Maguindanao province and dismantle armed paramilitary groups throughout the country, Amnesty International said in Manila today. Key human rights, including the right to challenge the legality of detention, must not be violated or restricted under any circumstances.

On 5 December President Gloria M. Arroyo declared martial law in Maguindanao and suspended the writ of habeas corpus in the wake of the massacre of 57 people there, including more than 30 journalists. Andal Ampatuan, Jr., of the powerful Ampatuan clan that has dominated politics in Maguindanao for much of the past decade, was recently arrested and charged with the murders.

Monday 7 December 2009

Amnesty International condemned the excessive use of force by Iranian security forces that saw scores of protesters beaten and detained during student-led demonstrations on Monday.

Monday 7 December 2009

Amnesty International has strongly condemned a violent crackdown by Sudanese security forces on political protests in Khartoum on Monday. 

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24 July 2013

Every year police in Brazil are responsible for around 2,000 deaths, Amnesty International said today as it marked the 20th anniversary of the infamous Candelária massacre in Rio de Janeiro.