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Press Releases

24 August 2010

Indian government rejection of Vedanta bauxite mine a “landmark victory” for Indigenous rights

Amnesty International today described the Indian government’s decision to reject the bauxite mine project in Orissa’s Niyamgiri Hills as a landmark victory for the human rights of Indigenous communities.

  • Business And Human Rights,
  • Indigenous peoples
23 August 2010

Burundi: Investigate those accused of torturing opposition politicians

Burundian authorities must investigate allegations that state security officials tortured 12 opposition politicians during the country’s recent elections

Region Africa
Country Burundi
23 August 2010

Proposed China death penalty reforms may have no great impact on executions

Amnesty International warned today that proposed reforms of China’s application of the death penalty may not result in significantly fewer executions.

  • Death Penalty
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country China
23 August 2010

Execution of four men in Equatorial Guinea condemned

Amnesty International today condemned the execution of four men in Equatorial Guinea, all convicted of attempting to assassinate the country’s President.

  • Death Penalty
Region Africa
20 August 2010

Saudi Arabia urged not to deliberately paralyse man as retribution punishment

Amnesty International has urged the Saudi Arabian authorities not to deliberately paralyse a man in retribution for similar injuries he allegedly caused during a fight.

  • Medical And Health,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Saudi Arabia
19 August 2010

Malaysia should halt expansion of security force accused of abuses

The Malaysian government should scrap plans to expand a state-sponsored security force of civilian volunteers with a long record of human rights abuses against refugees and migrants, Amnesty International said today.

  • Detention,
  • Refugees, Displaced People And Migrants
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Malaysia
18 August 2010

Bahrain intensifies crackdown on activists and clerics

Amnesty International calls on the Bahraini authorities to reveal the whereabouts of eight human rights defenders, political activists and Shia clerics arrested in a clampdown by the authorities amid fears that they could be prisoners of conscience.

  • Activists,
  • Detention
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Bahrain
17 August 2010

Cuba: Campaign against mother of dead hunger striker must end

The Cuban authorities must act to end the harassment of the mother of a prisoner of conscience who died following a hunger strike to push for the release of other prisoners, Amnesty International said today.

  • Activists,
  • Death In Custody,
  • Detention,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Impunity,
  • Prisoners Of Conscience,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment
Region Americas
Country Cuba
16 August 2010

Afghan couple stoned to death by Taleban

Amnesty International has condemned the first Taleban executions by stoning carried out in Afghanistan since 2001.

  • Armed Groups,
  • Death Penalty,
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • Trials And Legal Systems,
  • Women,
  • Security with Human Rights,
  • Stop Violence Against Women
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Afghanistan
13 August 2010

Amnesty International Sign Up Support At U2 Concerts for Demand Dignity Campaign in Fight Against Global Poverty

Amnesty International will continue to promote its “Demand Dignity” campaign by giving out information at stadium’s on the European leg of the U2360° Tour.

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