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Press Releases

 
10 December 2010

IRAN: REPORTS OF LATEST ASHTIANI TV ‘CONFESSION’ CONDEMNED

Amnesty International today condemned reports that Iran’s state-controlled Press TV will tonight broadcast a new “confession” by an Iranian woman who faces possible execution by stoning or hanging.

Tags
  • Death Penalty,
  • Detention,
  • Individuals at Risk
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iran
9 December 2010

Croatia urged to speed up war crimes prosecutions

The Croatian authorities should speed up the prosecution of war crimes suspects and make it their top priority, Amnesty International has said in a report published today 

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Croatia
9 December 2010

Paraguay: Indigenous Peoples tell their own stories

Amnesty International has facilitated a unique photographic project that helps two Indigenous communities in Paraguay tell their own stories through the pictures they take.

Tags
  • Business And Human Rights,
  • Demand Dignity,
  • Discrimination,
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Impunity,
  • Indigenous peoples,
  • Poverty,
  • Demand Dignity
Region Americas
Country Paraguay
8 December 2010

Kenya: Somali refugees need protection not abuse

Kenya’s violations of the human rights of Somali refugees and asylum-seekers are putting thousands of lives at risk, Amnesty International said in a report released today.

Tags
  • Refugees, Displaced People And Migrants
Region Africa
Country Kenya
8 December 2010

China must end human rights crackdown in advance of Nobel award

Amnesty International is today calling on the Chinese government to end its intensifying crackdown on Chinese human rights activists ahead of the Nobel Peace Prize awards ceremony in Oslo on 10 December.

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Detention,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • International Justice,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Prisoners Of Conscience,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country China
8 December 2010

Chinese government pressuring Chinese residents in Norway into anti-Nobel protests

Chinese diplomats in Norway have been systematically pressurizing Chinese residents into joining anti-Nobel demonstrations, which are planned to take place in Oslo on Friday, Amnesty International has learned

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Freedom Of Expression
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country China
8 December 2010

New video evidence of alleged Sri Lankan war crimes requires UN investigation

Video footage allegedly showing evidence of war crimes by Sri Lankan soldiers in the closing days of the war against members of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) underlines the need for an independent investigation by the United Nations, Amnesty International said today.

Tags
  • Armed Conflict,
  • Armed Groups,
  • Crimes Against Humanity And War Crimes,
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Impunity,
  • International Justice,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Trials And Legal Systems,
  • United Nations
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Sri Lanka
7 December 2010

Nineteen countries turn down invitation to Nobel Peace Prize ceremony

The Nobel Committee has confirmed that nineteen countries have declined invitations to attend the Peace Price ceremony in Norway on 10 December, a rise on the usual number of declines.  This year, the Nobel Peace Prize is being awarded to Chinese prisoner of conscience Liu Xiaobo.

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Human Rights Standards
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country China
7 December 2010

Israeli rabbis ban home sale and rental to non-Jews

Amnesty International today condemned a religious ruling signed by dozens of Israel’s municipal chief rabbis that bans the renting or sale of homes to non-Jews.

Tags
  • Discrimination,
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
Region Middle East And North Africa
6 December 2010

Malaysia: Torture practiced systematically in widespread caning

The Malaysian government must immediately end the practice of judicial caning, which subjects thousands of people each year to systematic torture and ill-treatment, leaving them with permanent physical and psychological scars, Amnesty International said today in a new report.

Tags
  • Detention,
  • Impunity,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Prison Conditions,
  • Refugees, Displaced People And Migrants,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Malaysia

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