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Press Releases

20 September 2010

Zimbabwe must release 83 activists detained at peaceful demonstration

Amnesty International has called on the Zimbabwean authorities to release 83 activists arrested during a peaceful demonstration in the capital Harare on Monday.

Region Africa
Country Zimbabwe
16 September 2010

Governments urged to do more to prevent women dying in pregnancy and childbirth

Amnesty International today urged countries to accelerate efforts to combat maternal mortality, after new UN figures confirmed that despite some progress, countries will miss a key global target on the issue.

  • Demand Dignity,
  • Women,
  • Demand Dignity
16 September 2010

Afghan election candidates in fear of attacks

Afghan election candidates, campaigners and voters have told Amnesty International that they are facing increasing attacks and threats from the Taleban and other insurgent groups in the run-up to Afghanistan’s 18 September parliamentary elections.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Afghanistan
15 September 2010

Failure to respect human rights means MDGs are excluding the poorest people

The Millennium Development Goals are failing the world’s poorest people because governments are ignoring and abusing their human rights, Amnesty International said as heads of states prepare to meet to review progress on the MDGs at a UN summit in New York on 20-22 September.

  • Demand Dignity,
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
  • International Justice,
  • United Nations,
  • Demand Dignity
15 September 2010

Ethnic Uzbek activist jailed for life on fabricated charges

Amnesty International is calling for the immediate and unconditional release of an ethnic Uzbek human rights activist convicted of involvement in the murder of a policeman during the June violence in Kyrgyzstan

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Kyrgyzstan
13 September 2010

Thousands of Iraqi detainees at risk of torture after US handover

Tens of thousands of detainees held without trial in Iraq, many of whom were recently transferred from US custody, remain at risk of torture and other forms of ill-treatment, Amnesty International said in a new report launched today.

  • Armed Conflict,
  • Death In Custody,
  • Detention,
  • Disappearances And Abductions,
  • Impunity,
  • Prison Conditions,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iraq
13 September 2010

France must withdraw order targeting Roma for eviction

Amnesty International is urging the French authorities to immediately withdraw the interior ministry order specifying the systematic eviction of Roma illegal camps as a priority

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country France
10 September 2010

France must heed EU call to end Roma discrimination

Amnesty International has urged the French authorities to comply with a European Parliament resolution to suspend its policy of expulsions of Roma from the country

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country France
9 September 2010

Deadly bomb attack in North Ossetia condemned

Amnesty International has condemned a bomb attack today that left at least 16 civilians dead and dozens injured in the Russian republic of North Ossetia-Alania

Region Europe And Central Asia
8 September 2010

Senegal: Security forces continue to torture with impunity

Senegal’s security forces continue to torture suspects held in custody, sometimes to death, leaving all those in detention at risk of serious human rights violations, Amnesty International said in a report released today.

  • Impunity
Region Africa
Country Senegal

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