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20 December 2010

Belarus urged to stop clampdown on opposition

Amnesty International has condemned the violent dispersal of a mainly peaceful demonstration in the aftermath of Sunday’s presidential election in Belarus which was marred by irregularities

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Belarus
20 December 2010

11 hanged in Iran following suicide bomb attack

Amnesty International condemned the execution of 11 men this morning in Iran accused of links to the bomb attack in Chabahar that killed more than 39 people last week, many of them worshippers at a mosque.

Tags
  • Armed Groups,
  • Death Penalty
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iran
17 December 2010

Cote d’Ivoire: Injured protesters denied medical care

Eyewitnesses have told Amnesty International that protestors seriously injured during yesterday’s mass protests in the Côte d’Ivoire city of Abidjan were denied medical treatment amid threats from security forces

Region Africa
16 December 2010

Kyrgyzstan urged to provide truth and justice for victims of violence

The Kyrgyzstani authorities are failing to provide justice for the thousands of victims of human rights abuses during four days of violent ethnic clashes which tore through southern Kyrgyzstan in June 2010 Amnesty International said in a report published today.   

Tags
  • Armed Conflict,
  • Armed Groups,
  • Crimes Against Humanity And War Crimes,
  • Disappearances And Abductions,
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Impunity,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Kyrgyzstan
16 December 2010

China must reveal whereabouts of missing Mongolian activist

Amnesty International has called on the Chinese authorities to immediately reveal the whereabouts of  Hada, a missing Inner Mongolian human rights activist, who was due to be released last Friday, and two of his family members.

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Detention,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country China
16 December 2010

Côte d’Ivoire: Security forces kill at least nine unarmed demonstrators

Eyewitnesses have told Amnesty International that at least nine unarmed protesters were killed today in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, during mass protests over a political deadlock following presidential elections.

Tags
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings
Region Africa
15 December 2010

Independent journalist denied permission to travel outside Cuba to receive prize

Amnesty International has criticised the Cuban authorities for not allowing an independent journalist to leave the country to collect an international freedom award.

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Detention,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Individuals at Risk,
  • Prisoners Of Conscience,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Americas
Country Cuba
14 December 2010

Libya and Malta: failing refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants

Migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers escaping persecution and armed conflict, face torture and indefinite detention as they attempt to make the journey to Europe via Libya, Amnesty International said today in a new report.

Tags
  • Children,
  • Discrimination,
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Individuals at Risk,
  • Refugees, Displaced People And Migrants
Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Malta
14 December 2010

Australia: New Afghan prisoner policy could violate international law

The Australian government’s newly announced policy of transferring prisoners detained in Afghanistan to Afghan and United States forces could violate international law, Amnesty International warned today.

Tags
  • Detention,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Impunity,
  • International Justice,
  • Prison Conditions,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Australia
10 December 2010

Croatia: War Crimes Suspect Arrested

Amnesty International has welcomed the arrest of a former Croatian military official accused of responsibility for war crimes committed during the 1991-95 war.

Tags
  • Impunity
Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Croatia

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