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12 August 2010

Omar Khadr Guantánamo military trial condemned

Amnesty International has condemned the US government’s decision to go ahead with the military commission trial of Omar Khadr at the Guantánamo Bay detention centre, describing the move as another violation of human rights by the USA in the name of countering terrorism

Region Americas
Country USA
12 August 2010

TV ‘confession’ of Iran stoning case woman criticised

Amnesty International criticized the TV “confession” of an Iranian woman last night, in which Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, awaiting execution by stoning for adultery, appears to implicate herself in the murder of her husband.

Tags
  • Death Penalty,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • International Justice,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iran
11 August 2010

India must investigate abduction of activists

Amnesty International is calling on Indian authorities to urgently investigate the armed abduction of two indigenous leaders, who were on their way to campaign against the bauxite mine project proposed by a subsidiary of UK-based company Vedanta Resources, and the Orissa Mining Corporation.

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Business And Human Rights,
  • Disappearances And Abductions,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Demand Dignity
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country India
10 August 2010

Taleban should be prosecuted for war crimes in Afghanistan

The Taleban and other insurgent groups should be investigated and prosecuted for war crimes, Amnesty International said today, following the release of a UN report showing a rise in targeted killings of civilians in Afghanistan by anti-government fighters.

Tags
  • Armed Conflict,
  • Armed Groups,
  • Crimes Against Humanity And War Crimes,
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • International Justice,
  • United Nations,
  • Security with Human Rights
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Afghanistan
9 August 2010

Mexico: Decision to prosecute indigenous human rights defender condemned

Amnesty International has condemned the Mexican authorities’ decision to pursue charges against human rights defender Raúl Hernández for a murder he did not commit, after a state prosecutor today decided to continue the case against him.

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Detention,
  • Discrimination,
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
  • Indigenous peoples,
  • Poverty,
  • Prison Conditions,
  • Prisoners Of Conscience,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Americas
Country Mexico
5 August 2010

Georgian government must secure future for displaced

The Georgian authorities must do more than the bare minimum to provide adequate housing, employment and access to health care to those displaced in conflicts in the 1990s and the war with Russia in August 2008

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Georgia
5 August 2010

Colombia: New government must guarantee an independent justice system

Colombia’s new government must ensure the independence of the country’s justice system, allowing it to bring to justice those responsible for human rights abuses committed during the country’s long-running armed conflict, Amnesty International said today.

Tags
  • Armed Conflict,
  • Armed Groups,
  • Crimes Against Humanity And War Crimes,
  • Disappearances And Abductions,
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Impunity,
  • Indigenous peoples,
  • Refugees, Displaced People And Migrants,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment
Region Americas
Country Colombia
5 August 2010

Rwanda: Pre-election attacks on politicians and journalists condemned

Amnesty International condemns attacks on politicians and journalists in the run up to the presidential election on August 9 and calls on the government to ensure the poll is held in an atmosphere where Rwandans can freely express their views.

Tags
  • Freedom Of Expression
Region Africa
Country Rwanda
4 August 2010

Angola: Release activists jailed over attack on Togo football team

Amnesty International has called for the release of four Angolan human rights activists unlawfully jailed in connection with an attack on the Togolese football team in Cabinda that left two people dead and several injured.

Tags
  • International Justice
Region Africa
Country Angola
4 August 2010

Indonesia: Malukan activists at risk of torture in detention

Amnesty International has warned that 10 Malukan political activists detained by Indonesia’s special anti-terrorism police are facing a high risk of torture.

Tags
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Indonesia

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