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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.

Tags
  • 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.

Tags
  • Impunity
Region Africa
Country Senegal
8 September 2010

Iran stoning sentence suspension not enough

Amnesty International welcomes an Iranian official’s statement that Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani's sentence of stoning to death has been temporarily suspended but urged the authorities to overturn the death sentence against her entirely.

 

Tags
  • Death Penalty
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iran
6 September 2010

Swaziland: Arrests of human rights activists condemned

Amnesty International calls for an end to the harassment of human rights defenders and political activists in Swaziland following the arrest today of nearly 50 people at a gathering of activists in the country’s largest city, Manzini.

Tags
  • Detention
Region Africa
Country Swaziland
3 September 2010

Sri Lanka urged to ensure safety of detained former asylum seekers

Amnesty International is today calling on the Sri Lankan government to ensure the safety of three men who have been tortured and jailed following their forced return from Australia in 2009.

Tags
  • Detention,
  • Refugees, Displaced People And Migrants,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Sri Lanka
3 September 2010

Iranian journalist and human rights defender set to face trial

An Iranian journalist and human rights defender set to face trial tomorrow on a series of charges must be released immediately and unconditionally, Amnesty International said today.

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iran

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