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14 June 2010

EGYPT: BRUTAL POLICE KILLING OF YOUNG MAN MUST BE INVESTIGATED

Amnesty International is calling for an immediate, full and independent investigation into the brutal killing of a 28-year-old Egyptian man, Khaled Mohammed Said, while in the hands of Egyptian security forces in the city of Alexandria on Sunday 6 June.

Tags
  • Impunity,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt
12 June 2010

Kyrgyz government must protect its population

Amnesty International urges the Kyrgyzstani interim government and local authorities to ensure adequate protection for all Kyrgyzstani citizens and in particular those of Uzbek origin who have been targeted during the violence in the southern part of the country

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Kyrgyzstan
11 June 2010

Colombia: human rights abusers must not be protected from justice

The Colombian government must not protect military officers from prosecution for human rights violations, Amnesty International said today.

Tags
  • Armed Groups,
  • Disappearances And Abductions,
  • Impunity
Region Americas
Country Colombia
10 June 2010

Serbia must end forced evictions of Roma

Amnesty International is calling on the Serbian government and Belgrade authorities to stop the forced eviction of Roma from informal settlements in the Serbian capital

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Serbia
10 June 2010

Millions suffer in 'human rights free zone' in Northwest Pakistan

Millions of Pakistanis in the northwest tribal areas live in a human rights free zone where they have no legal protection from the government and are subject to abuses by the Taleban, Amnesty International said in a major report released today.

Tags
  • Armed Conflict,
  • Armed Groups,
  • Crimes Against Humanity And War Crimes,
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • Impunity,
  • International Justice,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Military, Security And Police Equipment,
  • Refugees, Displaced People And Migrants,
  • Women,
  • Security with Human Rights
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Pakistan
9 June 2010

Iran: One year on crackdown on dissent widens with hundreds unjustly imprisoned

One year on from Iran’s disputed June 2009 presidential election, Amnesty International has documented a widening crackdown on dissent that has left journalists, students, political and rights activists as well as clerics languishing in prisons.

Tags
  • Death In Custody,
  • Death Penalty,
  • Detention,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Impunity,
  • Prison Conditions,
  • Prisoners Of Conscience,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment
Region Middle East And North Africa
9 June 2010

States must not ignore human rights in efforts to end poverty

Governments risk failing some of the world’s most impoverished and vulnerable groups unless human rights are put at the centre of efforts to eradicate poverty, Amnesty International warned today.

Tags
  • Poverty,
  • Demand Dignity
9 June 2010

China: Jailed Sichuan Earthquake Activist’s Appeal Declined

Amnesty International has condemned today’s court decision to uphold a five year sentence imposed on a Chinese activist who tried to publicize the number of children who died during the Sichuan earthquake and the corruption that led to their deaths.

Tags
  • Children,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Prisoners Of Conscience,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country China
9 June 2010

Mexican teenager shot dead by US border police

Amnesty International today condemned the fatal shooting of a 14 year old Mexican boy by a US border patrol officer, who fired across the border at a group of young Mexicans that were reportedly throwing stones.

Tags
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • Law Enforcement
Region Americas
Country Mexico
9 June 2010

Senior army officer convicted over Colombia disappearances

Amnesty International called on the Colombian authorities to ensure justice for all victims of a 1985 hostage situation at the Palace of Justice in Bogotá, which left over 100 people dead, following today’s landmark sentencing of a senior army officer for human rights violations.

Tags
  • Disappearances And Abductions
Region Americas
Country Colombia

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