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9 June 2010

China: Jailed Sichuan Earthquake Activist’s Appeal Declined

Amnesty International has condemned today’s court decision to uphold a five year sentence imposed on a Chinese activist who tried to publicize the number of children who died during the Sichuan earthquake and the corruption that led to their deaths.

Tags
  • Children,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Prisoners Of Conscience,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country China
9 June 2010

Mexican teenager shot dead by US border police

Amnesty International today condemned the fatal shooting of a 14 year old Mexican boy by a US border patrol officer, who fired across the border at a group of young Mexicans that were reportedly throwing stones.

Tags
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • Law Enforcement
Region Americas
Country Mexico
9 June 2010

Senior army officer convicted over Colombia disappearances

Amnesty International called on the Colombian authorities to ensure justice for all victims of a 1985 hostage situation at the Palace of Justice in Bogotá, which left over 100 people dead, following today’s landmark sentencing of a senior army officer for human rights violations.

Tags
  • Disappearances And Abductions
Region Americas
Country Colombia
8 June 2010

Proposals threaten International Criminal Court’s independence

Amnesty International is today calling on states to reject proposals which could seriously undermine the integrity of the Rome Statute and deeply politicize the International Criminal Court (ICC). The amendments are being considered at the first Review Conference of the Rome Statute which concludes in Kampala this week.

Tags
  • Crimes Against Humanity And War Crimes,
  • International Justice,
  • International Organizations,
  • Trials And Legal Systems,
  • United Nations
Region Africa
Country Uganda
7 June 2010

Yemen: Images of missile and cluster munitions point to US role in fatal attack

Amnesty International has today released images of  a US-manufactured cruise missile that carried cluster munitions, apparently taken following an attack on an alleged al-Qa’ida training camp in Yemen that killed 41 local residents, including 14 women and 21 children.

Tags
  • Crimes Against Humanity And War Crimes,
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • International Justice,
  • Military, Security And Police Equipment,
  • Security with Human Rights
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Yemen
7 June 2010

India: First convictions for 1984 Union Carbide disaster too little, too late

Following convictions today of seven Indian citizens for the 1984 Union Carbide gas leak disaster, Amnesty International is calling on the Indian and US governments to take the next step by bringing the US-based Union Carbide Corporation (UCC) to justice.

Tags
  • Business And Human Rights,
  • Demand Dignity,
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
  • Medical And Health,
  • Trials And Legal Systems,
  • Demand Dignity
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country India
7 June 2010

India: First convictions for 1984 Union Carbide disaster too little, too late

Following convictions today of seven Indian citizens for the 1984 Union Carbide gas leak disaster, Amnesty International is calling on the Indian and US governments to take the next step by bringing the US-based Union Carbide Corporation (UCC) to justice.

Tags
  • Business And Human Rights,
  • Demand Dignity,
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
  • Medical And Health,
  • Trials And Legal Systems,
  • Demand Dignity
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country India
7 June 2010

Mexico: Humanitarian convoy must be given safe passage to Indigenous communities under siege

Amnesty International today called on government authorities and illegal armed groups to ensure safe passage for the second convoy attempting to reach blockaded Indigenous communities in Oaxaca state, southern Mexico.

Tags
  • Indigenous peoples
Region Americas
Country Mexico
7 June 2010

European states must stop the imminent forcible return of Iraqis

Amnesty International has called on four European states to immediately stop the forcible return of individuals to Iraq, because their human rights are at serious risk if they are returned to the country

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