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9 July 2010

Angola must free prisoners of conscience facing trial over Togo football team attack

Amnesty International today called for the immediate and unconditional release of two human rights defenders facing trial in Angola on charges linked to an attack on the Togolese football team that left two people dead and several injured.

Tags
  • Prisoners Of Conscience
Region Africa
Country Angola
8 July 2010

Germany must investigate police abuse claims

Germany’s failure to thoroughly investigate claims of police Ill-treatment and the use of excessive force has denied justice for victims of abuse

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Germany
8 July 2010

Cuba urged to immediately release all prisoners of conscience

Amnesty International calls on the Cuban government to immediately free all prisoners of conscience, after authorities yesterday said 52 prisoners will be released.

Tags
  • Prisoners Of Conscience
Region Americas
Country Cuba
8 July 2010

Russian scientist could face forcible exile

Amnesty International has said any deal over the release of a nuclear scientist, Igor Sutyagin, which requires him to leave Russia against his wishes will amount to forcible exile, which is prohibited under international law

Region Europe And Central Asia
7 July 2010

Kenya: Fear of attack leaves women prisoners in their homes

Women and girls in Nairobi’s slums live under the constant threat of sexual violence, leaving them often too scared to leave their houses to use communal toilet and bathroom facilities

Region Africa
Country Kenya
7 July 2010

UK torture inquiry must be independent and thorough

Amnesty International calls on the UK government to ensure that its inquiry into UK complicity in torture and other human rights violations of those detained abroad since 11 September 2001 is thorough, independent and as transparent as possible

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country UK
7 July 2010

Missionary defending Amazon tribes in Peru must not be deported

Amnesty International has called on the Peruvian government to revoke its decision to expel a British catholic activist who has spent the past ten years defending the rights of the country's Indigenous people.

Tags
  • Activists
Region Americas
Country Peru
7 July 2010

Hospitalized Tunisian journalist facing incarceration

Amnesty International is calling on the Tunisian authorities not to imprison ailing journalist Fahem Boukadous, after a court upheld his four-year prison sentence over his reporting of 2008 protests against unemployment and high living costs.

Tags
  • Detention,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Prisoners Of Conscience
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Tunisia
6 July 2010

Zimbabwe diamond fields activist must be released

Amnesty International today called on the Zimbabwean government to release an activist who is being detained after he exposed human rights violations in the country’s Marange diamond fields.

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Business And Human Rights,
  • Detention
Region Africa
Country Zimbabwe
6 July 2010

Imprisoned Azerbaijani journalist faces new jail term

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Azerbaijan

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