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12 July 2010

States must agree an Arms Trade Treaty that could help save a life a minute

New York: States must use every available minute to draw up a new international arms treaty that could save thousands of lives every year, NGOs from around the world said today as negotiators from 192 governments begin formal talks at the United Nations on Monday.

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  • United Nations
12 July 2010

Russia art convictions a blow to freedom of expression

Amnesty International has condemned the conviction of the organizers of a Russian art exhibition which used religious symbols on charges of “inciting hatred or enmity”

Region Europe And Central Asia
12 July 2010

Deadly Uganda blasts condemned

Amnesty International has condemned the bomb blasts that last night hit the Ugandan capital Kampala, leaving at least 64 people dead.

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  • Armed Groups
Region Africa
Country Uganda
9 July 2010

Iran must not execute woman spared stoning death by any means

Amnesty International today urged the Iranian authorities not to execute by any method a 43-year-old woman convicted of adultery, following an official statement that she will not be executed by stoning.

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  • Death Penalty,
  • Women,
  • Stop Violence Against Women
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iran
9 July 2010

Russia must halt prosecution of exhibition organizers

Amnesty International and ARTICLE 19 are urging the Russian authorities to drop the charges against the organizers of Forbidden Art 2006, an exhibition which featured Soviet and post-Soviet art works, some of which used religious symbolism.

Region Europe And Central Asia
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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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