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Press Releases

 
25 October 2010

USA must address Omar Khadr rights violations following plea deal

Amnesty International today called on the US authorities to address any human rights violations committed against Canadian national Omar Khadr, in spite if him pleading guilty to the charges against him at a military commission at the Guantánamo Bay detention centre.

Tags
  • Armed Conflict,
  • Armed Groups,
  • Children,
  • Crimes Against Humanity And War Crimes,
  • Detention,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • International Justice,
  • Prison Conditions
Region Americas
Country USA
22 October 2010

Moscow mayor urged to protect freedom of assembly

Amnesty International is calling on the new mayor of Moscow, Sergei Sobyanin, to protect the right to peaceful assembly after the European Court of Human Rights ruled that the city's recent banning of Pride marches was discriminatory

Region Europe And Central Asia
22 October 2010

USA must investigate detainee abuse claims in Wikileaks files

Amnesty International today called on the USA to investigate how much US officials knew about the torture and other ill-treatment of detainees held by Iraqi security forces after new evidence emerged in files released by the Wikileaks organization on Friday.

Tags
  • Armed Conflict,
  • Armed Groups,
  • Children,
  • Crimes Against Humanity And War Crimes,
  • Death In Custody,
  • Detention,
  • Disappearances And Abductions,
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Impunity,
  • Individuals at Risk,
  • International Justice,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Military, Security And Police Equipment,
  • Prison Conditions,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iraq
21 October 2010

India: Government decision to reject Vedanta refinery expansion welcomed

Amnesty International today welcomed the Indian government's decision to reject plans for the expansion of an alumina refinery by a subsidiary of UK-based Vedanta Resources,in the state of Orissa.

Tags
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
  • Indigenous peoples,
  • Individuals at Risk,
  • Medical And Health
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country India
19 October 2010

Dozens detained in Egyptian pre-election crackdown on opposition

Amnesty International today called on the Egyptian authorities to immediately release, or charge with a recognizable criminal offence, more than 70 members of the Muslim Brotherhood group arrested this week

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt
19 October 2010

Indonesia: Papua “torture video” demands independent investigation

The Indonesian government should initiate an independent investigation into reports of torture and other ill-treatment in Papua over the last two years

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Indonesia
18 October 2010

Nigeria: Over 200,000 people at risk of losing their homes

The Nigerian authorities must suspend a series of planned demolitions and evictions in waterfront areas of Port Harcourt that will leave over 200,000 people at risk of homelessness Amnesty International said in a report released today.

Region Africa
Country Nigeria
15 October 2010

Illegal Israeli settlement plans threaten Palestinian human rights

Amnesty International today urged the Israeli authorities to abandon plans to construct 238 new housing units in Israeli settlements in occupied East Jerusalem.

Tags
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
Region Middle East And North Africa
14 October 2010

Sri Lanka: International inquiry needed to address alleged war crimes

Amnesty International has declined an invitation to appear before Sri Lanka’s Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) and calls again for an international inquiry into the evidence of war crimes and other abuses during the civil war.

Tags
  • Armed Conflict,
  • Crimes Against Humanity And War Crimes,
  • Detention,
  • Disappearances And Abductions,
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Impunity,
  • International Justice,
  • International Organizations,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Military, Security And Police Equipment,
  • Refugees, Displaced People And Migrants,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Sri Lanka
14 October 2010

Former Guatemalan officials must face trial over extrajudicial executions

Former high-ranking Guatemalan officials accused of involvement in the extrajudicial executions of prisoners should face prosecution in fair trials, Amnesty International said after the arrest of former Interior Minister Carlos Vielman in Spain on Wednesday.

Tags
  • Crimes Against Humanity And War Crimes,
  • Death In Custody,
  • Detention,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Impunity
Region Americas
Country Guatemala

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