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27 September 2010

Myanmar: Political prisoners must be freed

On the third anniversary of the violent crackdown on the “Saffron Revolution”, Amnesty International calls on the Myanmar government to immediately and unconditionally free all political prisoners arrested for their peaceful activism.

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Detention,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Prisoners Of Conscience,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Myanmar
27 September 2010

Uganda: Terrorism charges used against Kenyan rights defender

Ugandan authorities should either release a Kenyan human rights activist who is being held on terrorism charges or provide details of the charges, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said today in a joint letter to the Ugandan government.

Tags
  • Detention
Region Africa
Country Uganda
22 September 2010

Thousands in need of protection after fleeing Yemeni assault on suspected militants

Amnesty International has today urged the Yemeni authorities to take urgent measures to protect thousands of people displaced during a military operation against suspected al-Qa’ida militants in the town of al-Hutah.

Tags
  • Armed Conflict,
  • Armed Groups
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Yemen
21 September 2010

MDG Summit: World leaders fail to uphold rights of the poorest

Amnesty International today warned that the plan of action on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) agreed by governments fails to uphold the rights of the world’s poorest.

Tags
  • Demand Dignity,
  • Demand Dignity
20 September 2010

Sudan: End clampdown on freedom of expression before referendum

The Sudanese authorities should halt the harassment and intimidation of journalists in the run up to the Referendum on southern independence in January 2011, Amnesty International said in a new briefing released today.

Region Africa
Country Sudan
20 September 2010

Zimbabwe must release 83 activists detained at peaceful demonstration

Amnesty International has called on the Zimbabwean authorities to release 83 activists arrested during a peaceful demonstration in the capital Harare on Monday.

Region Africa
Country Zimbabwe
16 September 2010

Governments urged to do more to prevent women dying in pregnancy and childbirth

Amnesty International today urged countries to accelerate efforts to combat maternal mortality, after new UN figures confirmed that despite some progress, countries will miss a key global target on the issue.

Tags
  • Demand Dignity,
  • Women,
  • Demand Dignity
16 September 2010

Afghan election candidates in fear of attacks

Afghan election candidates, campaigners and voters have told Amnesty International that they are facing increasing attacks and threats from the Taleban and other insurgent groups in the run-up to Afghanistan’s 18 September parliamentary elections.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Afghanistan
15 September 2010

Failure to respect human rights means MDGs are excluding the poorest people

The Millennium Development Goals are failing the world’s poorest people because governments are ignoring and abusing their human rights, Amnesty International said as heads of states prepare to meet to review progress on the MDGs at a UN summit in New York on 20-22 September.

Tags
  • Demand Dignity,
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
  • International Justice,
  • United Nations,
  • Demand Dignity
15 September 2010

Ethnic Uzbek activist jailed for life on fabricated charges

Amnesty International is calling for the immediate and unconditional release of an ethnic Uzbek human rights activist convicted of involvement in the murder of a policeman during the June violence in Kyrgyzstan

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Kyrgyzstan

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