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2 June 2010

Democratic Republic of the Congo must investigate activist’s death

The Congolese government must immediately launch a thorough, impartial and independent investigation into the death of one of the country’s leading human rights activists, Amnesty International said today.

Tags
  • Death In Custody
1 June 2010

Libya executes 18 by firing squad

Amnesty International has condemned the reported execution by firing-squad of 18 people, many of them foreign nationals, in Libya on Sunday.

Tags
  • Death Penalty
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Libya
27 May 2010

REPORT 2010: GLOBAL JUSTICE GAP CONDEMNS MILLIONS TO ABUSE

A global justice gap is being made worse by power politics despite a landmark year for international justice, said Amnesty International today in its annual assessment of human rights worldwide.

Tags
  • International Justice
24 May 2010

UN move to withdraw from Chad puts thousands at risk

An imminent UN Security Council resolution to withdraw peacekeeping troops from eastern Chad will put the safety of thousands of refugees and other vulnerable groups at risk, Amnesty International warned today.

Region Africa
Country Chad
21 May 2010

Equatorial Guinea urged to retry Nigerian coup suspects

Amnesty International is calling for the fair retrial of seven Nigerian nationals, convicted by a court in Equatorial Guinea for their alleged involvement in an attempted coup.

Tags
  • International Justice
Region Africa
21 May 2010

Mexico urged to release imprisoned community leaders on hunger strike

Amnesty International is calling on the Mexican authorities to release three community leaders who began a hunger strike in protest at their detention for taking part in a campaign against high electricity prices.

Tags
  • Prisoners Of Conscience
Region Americas
Country Mexico
20 May 2010

Malawi: Couple sentenced to 14 years hard labour for “gross indecency”

The fourteen year sentence imposed on a Malawian couple convicted of “gross indecency” and “unnatural acts” is an outrage, Amnesty International said today.

Tags
  • Discrimination
Region Africa
Country Malawi
20 May 2010

Colombia urged to investigate shooting of human rights activist

Amnesty International has called on the Colombian authorities to investigate the killing of a human rights defender who was campaigning against abuses committed by paramilitaries and the security forces in the north-western region of Sucre.

Region Americas
Country Colombia
19 May 2010

French politicians urged to reject ban on full face veils


Amnesty International is calling on French law-makers to reject a draft law banning the wearing of full face veils in public that was adopted by the government and put before Parliament today. 

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country France
18 May 2010

Zimbabwe: 700,000 forcibly evicted still ignored five years on

The government of Zimbabwe must take action to protect hundreds of thousands of people left to survive in substandard settlements five years after a program of mass forced evictions, Amnesty International Zimbabwe and a coalition of partners said today.

Tags
  • Demand Dignity
Region Africa
Country Zimbabwe

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