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6 January 2011

Deadly Côte d’Ivoire raid as crisis talks agreed

Amnesty International today called on Côte d’Ivoire security forces  to stop their attacks on political opponents as new information was revealed about a deadly raid on political allies of Alassane Ouattara, the internationally recognized winner of the presidential election.

Tags
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings
Region Africa
6 January 2011

Haiti: Sexual violence against women increasing

Women and girls living in Haiti’s makeshift camps face an increasing risk of rape and sexual violence, Amnesty International said in a new report released today.

Tags
  • Demand Dignity,
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
  • Medical And Health,
  • Poverty,
  • Women
Region Americas
Country Haiti
6 January 2011

Tunisians must be allowed to protest peacefully without fear

Amnesty International today condemned an ongoing crackdown by Tunisian authorities on a wave of protests sparked by the attempted suicide of a young fruit seller who later died of his injuries.

Tags
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Poverty
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Tunisia
4 January 2011

Russian activists jailed over freedom of assembly protest

Amnesty International is calling for the immediate release of three Russian opposition activists  detained in Moscow after a peaceful and sanctioned rally calling for freedom of assembly and later sentenced to administrative detention

Region Europe And Central Asia
2 January 2011

Côte d’Ivoire: ECOWAS mediation must prioritise human rights

Mediators appointed by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) must place the protection of human rights at the heart of their efforts to end the crisis in Côte d’Ivoire, Amnesty International said today.

Tags
  • Armed Groups,
  • International Justice,
  • International Organizations,
  • Military, Security And Police Equipment,
  • United Nations
Region Africa
27 December 2010

Russia must overturn unfair conviction of businessman

Amnesty International is calling on the Moscow courts to overturn today’s conviction of prominent businessman Mikhail Khodorkovsky for money-laundering, on the grounds that his trial was unfair and appeared politically motivated

Region Europe And Central Asia
24 December 2010

Clemency call for Kurdish law student facing execution in Iran

Amnesty International today called on the Iranian authorities to halt the imminent execution of a Kurdish law student scheduled for 26 December, and to commute his death sentence.

Tags
  • Death Penalty
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iran
24 December 2010

Côte d’Ivoire: Human Rights Council special session misses opportunity to protect Ivorian population

Amnesty International welcomes the readiness of the Human Rights Council to respond to the human rights emergency in Côte d’Ivoire, but regrets that the Council has missed the opportunity to use all means at its disposal to prevent further serious human rights violations and abuses.

Tags
  • Armed Groups,
  • Disappearances And Abductions,
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Impunity,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment,
  • Trials And Legal Systems,
  • United Nations
Region Africa
24 December 2010

India: Dr Binayak Sen's conviction and life sentence mock justice

The life sentence handed down against Dr Binayak Sen by a court in the India state of Chhattisgarh violates international fair trial standards and is likely to enflame tensions in the conflict-affected area

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country India
23 December 2010

Turkmenistan clamps down on mobile and internet users

Amnesty International is calling on the Turkmenistani authorities to immediately lift the suspension of the operation of the country’s largest mobile phone service provider until arrangements can be made to provide an alternative service enabling them to access independent news sites

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Turkmenistan

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