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24 December 2010

Clemency call for Kurdish law student facing execution in Iran

Amnesty International today 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.

Tags
  • Death Penalty
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iran
24 December 2010

Côte d’Ivoire: Human Rights Council special session misses opportunity to protect Ivorian population

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 use all means at its disposal to prevent further serious human rights violations and abuses.

Tags
  • Armed Groups,
  • Disappearances And Abductions,
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Impunity,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment,
  • Trials And Legal Systems,
  • United Nations
Region Africa
24 December 2010

India: Dr Binayak Sen's conviction and life sentence mock justice

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

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country India
23 December 2010

Turkmenistan clamps down on mobile and internet users

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 until arrangements can be made to provide an alternative service enabling them to access independent news sites

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Turkmenistan
23 December 2010

Sweeping new media law threatens freedom of expression in Hungary

Hungary’s newly adopted media law will impose potentially wide-ranging restrictions on freedom of expression

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Hungary
22 December 2010

Bangladesh: MP tortured by security forces

Amnesty International is calling on the Bangladeshi government to immediately investigate allegations that a MP for the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party has been tortured while in police custody.

Tags
  • Detention,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Impunity,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Bangladesh
21 December 2010

Yemeni authorities called upon to commute juvenile offender’s death sentence

Amnesty International today called upon the Yemeni authorities to halt the imminent execution of a young man for a crime he is alleged to have committed at the age of 15.

Tags
  • Death Penalty,
  • Individuals at Risk
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Yemen
21 December 2010

Côte d’Ivoire: Defenceless people need urgent protection from escalating violence

Eyewitnesses have told Amnesty International that abductions, disappearances and physical abuse are increasing as post-election violence escalates in Côte d’Ivoire.

Tags
  • Armed Groups,
  • Death In Custody,
  • Detention,
  • Disappearances And Abductions,
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Impunity,
  • Individuals at Risk,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment,
  • United Nations
Region Africa
21 December 2010

UN ENDORSES VOTE TO END EXECUTIONS

Amnesty International today urged all states that retain the death penalty to establish an immediate moratorium on executions as the first step toward abolishing the death penalty.

Tags
  • Abolish the death penalty ,
  • Death Penalty
20 December 2010

Iraqi Christians fear spike in Christmas attacks

Amnesty International today called on the Iraqi government to do more to protect the country’s Christian minority from an expected spike in violent attacks as they prepare to celebrate Christmas.

Tags
  • Armed Groups,
  • Discrimination,
  • Freedom Of Expression
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iraq

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