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Press Releases

 
22 October 2010

USA must investigate detainee abuse claims in Wikileaks files

Amnesty International today called on the USA to investigate how much US officials knew about the torture and other ill-treatment of detainees held by Iraqi security forces after new evidence emerged in files released by the Wikileaks organization on Friday.

Tags
  • Armed Conflict,
  • Armed Groups,
  • Children,
  • Crimes Against Humanity And War Crimes,
  • Death In Custody,
  • Detention,
  • Disappearances And Abductions,
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Impunity,
  • Individuals at Risk,
  • International Justice,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Military, Security And Police Equipment,
  • Prison Conditions,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iraq
21 October 2010

India: Government decision to reject Vedanta refinery expansion welcomed

Amnesty International today welcomed the Indian government's decision to reject plans for the expansion of an alumina refinery by a subsidiary of UK-based Vedanta Resources,in the state of Orissa.

Tags
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
  • Indigenous peoples,
  • Individuals at Risk,
  • Medical And Health
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country India
19 October 2010

Dozens detained in Egyptian pre-election crackdown on opposition

Amnesty International today called on the Egyptian authorities to immediately release, or charge with a recognizable criminal offence, more than 70 members of the Muslim Brotherhood group arrested this week

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt
19 October 2010

Indonesia: Papua “torture video” demands independent investigation

The Indonesian government should initiate an independent investigation into reports of torture and other ill-treatment in Papua over the last two years

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Indonesia
18 October 2010

Nigeria: Over 200,000 people at risk of losing their homes

The Nigerian authorities must suspend a series of planned demolitions and evictions in waterfront areas of Port Harcourt that will leave over 200,000 people at risk of homelessness Amnesty International said in a report released today.

Region Africa
Country Nigeria
15 October 2010

Illegal Israeli settlement plans threaten Palestinian human rights

Amnesty International today urged the Israeli authorities to abandon plans to construct 238 new housing units in Israeli settlements in occupied East Jerusalem.

Tags
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
Region Middle East And North Africa
14 October 2010

Sri Lanka: International inquiry needed to address alleged war crimes

Amnesty International has declined an invitation to appear before Sri Lanka’s Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) and calls again for an international inquiry into the evidence of war crimes and other abuses during the civil war.

Tags
  • Armed Conflict,
  • Crimes Against Humanity And War Crimes,
  • Detention,
  • Disappearances And Abductions,
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Impunity,
  • International Justice,
  • International Organizations,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Military, Security And Police Equipment,
  • Refugees, Displaced People And Migrants,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Sri Lanka
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

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