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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
14 October 2010

SAHRAWI ACTIVISTS ON TRIAL FOR VISITING REFUGEE CAMPS

Amnesty International is today calling on the Moroccan authorities to immediately and unconditionally release three Sahrawi activists set to face trial following their visit to refugee camps in Algeria run by the Polisario Front.

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Armed Conflict,
  • Detention,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Prisoners Of Conscience,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Morocco
14 October 2010

India: Government should ensure torture law meets international standards

Amnesty International is today urging the Indian government to help end the routine torture of those held by police and prison authorities by ensuring the new Prevention of Torture Bill in India, 2010 meets international standards before adopting it.

Tags
  • Death In Custody,
  • Detention,
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Impunity,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Military, Security And Police Equipment,
  • Prison Conditions,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country India
9 October 2010

China: Authorities Must Reveal Whereabouts of Wife of Peace Prize Winner

The Chinese authorities must immediately disclose the whereabouts of Liu Xia, the wife of 2010 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo, Amnesty International said today.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country China
8 October 2010

Liu Xiaobo's Nobel Peace Prize win puts spotlight on China rights violations

Amnesty International today called on the Chinese authorities to release all prisoners of conscience detained in the country after imprisoned human rights activist Liu Xiaobo was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Tags
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Individuals at Risk,
  • International Organizations,
  • Prisoners Of Conscience
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country China
8 October 2010

Guatemalan president move to veto death penalty legislation welcomed

On the eve of World Day Against the Death Penalty, Amnesty International has welcomed President Álvaro Colom’s public commitment to veto proposed legislation that would lead to the reapplication of the death penalty.

 

Tags
  • Armed Groups,
  • Death Penalty,
  • Human Rights Standards
Region Americas
Country Guatemala
8 October 2010

USA increasingly isolated as the world turns against death penalty

Ahead of World Day against the Death Penalty on 10 October, Amnesty International today urged the USA, the only country that carried out executions in the Americas in 2009, to end its use of this cruel and inhumane punishment.

Tags
  • Death Penalty
Region Americas
Country USA
8 October 2010

Nigeria: Bundu shooting must be investigated

The Nigerian government must set up an independent commission of inquiry to investigate the use of firearms by security forces that left at least one person dead and 12 seriously injured at Bundu waterfront last year, Amnesty International said in a report released today.

7 October 2010

Roma families in Belgrade forcibly evicted

Amnesty International has urged the Belgrade authorities to stop forced evictions after Roma families, including 17 children and one pregnant woman, were evicted from their homes in the city

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Serbia
6 October 2010

Ethiopia: Release of opposition leader welcomed

Amnesty International welcomes today’s release of opposition leader and prisoner of conscience Birtukan Mideksa by the Ethiopian government.

Region Africa
Country Ethiopia

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