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Press Releases

 
3 September 2010

Iranian journalist and human rights defender set to face trial

An Iranian journalist and human rights defender set to face trial tomorrow on a series of charges must be released immediately and unconditionally, Amnesty International said today.

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iran
2 September 2010

Slovak government urged to end segregation for Romani children

Amnesty International is urging the Slovak government to immediately end the segregation of Romani children in the country’s education system. This practice leaves thousands of Romani pupils in substandard education in schools and classes for pupils with “mild mental disabilities” or ethnically segregated mainstream schools and classes

Region Europe And Central Asia
1 September 2010

Mozambique police must only use live ammunition to protect life during demonstrations

Amnesty International today urged Mozambique’s police not to use live ammunition to disperse violent demonstrations in the capital Maputo unless lives are at risk.

Tags
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings
Region Africa
Country Mozambique
31 August 2010

Rwanda: Vague laws used to criminalise criticism of government

Rwanda’s new government must urgently review vague ‘genocide ideology’ and ‘sectarianism’ laws that are being used to suppress political dissent and stifle freedom of speech, Amnesty International said in a report released today.

Region Africa
Country Rwanda
31 August 2010

Bosnia and Herzegovina must reject Burqa ban

Amnesty International is urging the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina to reject a draft law prohibiting wearing in public clothes which prevent identification which is set to be debated tomorrow

Region Europe And Central Asia
27 August 2010

KENYA REFUSES TO ARREST SUDANESE PRESIDENT OMAR AL-BASHIR

Amnesty International has criticized the Kenyan government for its failure to arrest Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir during his visit to the country to join celebrations ushering in Kenya’s new constitution today, viewing the refusal to arrest President al-Bashir as an obstruction of justice for victims in Darfur.

Tags
  • Crimes Against Humanity And War Crimes,
  • International Justice,
  • International Organizations,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Africa
Country Kenya
27 August 2010

Zimbabwe: Armed police torch homes of 250 people in Harare

Amnesty International is calling on the Zimbabwean government to take immediate action to protect some 250 people who were forcibly evicted before their homes and possessions were set alight during a night raid by armed Zimbabwean police.

Region Africa
Country Zimbabwe
25 August 2010

Yemen abandons human rights in the name of countering terrorism

The Yemeni authorities must stop sacrificing human rights in the name of security as they confront threats from al-Qa’ida, Zaidi Shi'a rebels in the north, and address growing demands for secession in the south, Amnesty International said today in a new report.

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Armed Conflict,
  • Armed Groups,
  • Detention,
  • Disappearances And Abductions,
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Impunity,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Yemen
24 August 2010

Nigeria: UN must not use flawed data on cause of oil spills

Amnesty International today challenged the credibility of data cited by a senior UN official investigating oil-impacted sites in Ogoniland in the Niger Delta.

Tags
  • Business And Human Rights,
  • Demand Dignity
Region Africa
Country Nigeria
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.

Tags
  • Business And Human Rights,
  • Indigenous peoples

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