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Press Releases

 
22 February 2010

Libya: Swiss businessman held on politically motivated charges

Amnesty International calls on the Libyan authorities to immediately release a Swiss businessman convicted of politically motivated immigration charges and lift a travel ban imposed on him as a diplomatic row between the two countries continued.

Tags
  • Detention,
  • Prisoners Of Conscience
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Libya
18 February 2010

Rwanda: Intimidation of opposition parties must end

Amnesty International has strongly condemned a worrying attack on a Rwandan opposition group as the country prepares for presidential elections in August 2010.
Region Africa
Country Rwanda
18 February 2010

Mexico must investigate US journalist's death

Amnesty International today has urged an investigation into the death of US video journalist Brad Will after the political activist wrongly accused of the killing was released.
Region Americas
Country Mexico
17 February 2010

Democratic Republic of Congo: End persecution of human rights defenders

Amnesty International today called on the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to protect human rights defenders, who continue to be arbitrarily detained by security agencies and subjected to an alarming number of death threats.
17 February 2010

Nepal: Authorities must provide justice for torture and murder of 15-year-old Maina Sunuwar

International and local human rights organisations have today urged the Nepali authorities to stop obstructing criminal proceedings over the alleged torture and murder of 15-year-old Maina Sunuwar by four army officers.
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Nepal
17 February 2010

Iran ’shows contempt’ for human rights by rejecting UN recommendations

Amnesty International today criticised Iran for rejecting important recommendations by the United Nations to improve human rights in the country.
Tags
  • United Nations
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iran
17 February 2010

Malaysia urged to end brutal punishments after women caned

Amnesty International called on the Malaysian government to end caning after three women were subjected to the punishment following their conviction for extramarital sex.
Tags
  • Trials And Legal Systems,
  • Women
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Malaysia
16 February 2010

Myanmar: End repression of ethnic minorities before elections

Myanmar's government must halt its repression of ethnic minority activists before forthcoming national and local elections, Amnesty International warned in a major report released today. 
Tags
  • Indigenous peoples,
  • Refugees, Displaced People And Migrants
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Myanmar
16 February 2010

Afghanistan: Afghan civilians at risk during NATO offensive against Taleban

Amnesty International calls on both sides to protect Afghan civilians as NATO and Afghan forces continue a major military offensive in the southern province of Helmand.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Afghanistan
12 February 2010

Indigenous Mexican women framed over kidnapping are prisoners of conscience

Amnesty International today accused the Mexican government of unfairly imprisoning two indigenous women for the kidnapping of six police officers in 2006 and demanded their immediate release.
Region Americas
Country Mexico

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