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5 October 2010

Guatemalan Congress urged to resist attempts to reapply death penalty

Amnesty International has called on the Guatemalan Congress to abolish the death penalty instead of regulating it as MP’s debate legislation that would allow its use for the first time since 2000.

Tags
  • Death Penalty,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Impunity,
  • Individuals at Risk
Region Americas
Country Guatemala
5 October 2010

Fiji: Former PM’s rights to free speech and assembly violated

Amnesty International is today calling on the government of Fiji to drop Public Emergency Regulations (PER)-related charges against the country’s former prime minister after he was accused of failing to seek permission to hold a public meeting.

Tags
  • Detention,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Fiji
1 October 2010

One billion slum dwellers cannot be ignored

Governments cannot celebrate the UN World Habitat Day on 4 October while ignoring one billion people living in slums, Amnesty International said today.

Tags
  • Demand Dignity,
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
  • Demand Dignity
1 October 2010

DRC: Action needed to investigate a decade of crimes

The publication of the UN mapping report documenting gross human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a significant first step, but concrete action is needed to ensure that those responsible are held to account, Amnesty International said today.

Tags
  • Impunity
1 October 2010

Saudi Arabian King urged to commute “sorcery” death sentences

Amnesty International has written to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia urging him to commute death sentences imposed on two men convicted of “sorcery”

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Saudi Arabia
30 September 2010

Zimbabwe: Up to 20,000 at risk of forced eviction

The Zimbabwean authorities must halt the pending evictions of up to 20,000 people from an informal settlement on the outskirts of Harare for failure to pay prohibitively high lease renewal fees charged by the authorities, Amnesty International said today.

Region Africa
Country Zimbabwe
30 September 2010

Thailand: Repeal or reform emergency legislation immediately

Thailand must cease invoking the Emergency Decree and the Internal Security Act, as they flout international human rights law and standards, Amnesty International said today. 

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Military, Security And Police Equipment
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Thailand
28 September 2010

Stop forcible returns of Roma to Kosovo

European Union (EU) countries should end the forcible return of Roma and other minorities to Kosovo, Amnesty International said in a report published today.

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Serbia
27 September 2010

ICC urged to decide on Gaza conflict investigation

Amnesty International has urged the International Criminal Court (ICC) to decide on whether it can investigate alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity committed during the 2008-9 conflict in Gaza and southern Israel.

Tags
  • Armed Conflict,
  • Crimes Against Humanity And War Crimes,
  • International Justice
Region Middle East And North Africa
27 September 2010

Myanmar: Political prisoners must be freed

On the third anniversary of the violent crackdown on the “Saffron Revolution”, Amnesty International calls on the Myanmar government to immediately and unconditionally free all political prisoners arrested for their peaceful activism.

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Detention,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Prisoners Of Conscience,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Myanmar

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