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Press Releases

 
7 July 2010

UK torture inquiry must be independent and thorough

Amnesty International calls on the UK government to ensure that its inquiry into UK complicity in torture and other human rights violations of those detained abroad since 11 September 2001 is thorough, independent and as transparent as possible

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country UK
7 July 2010

Missionary defending Amazon tribes in Peru must not be deported

Amnesty International has called on the Peruvian government to revoke its decision to expel a British catholic activist who has spent the past ten years defending the rights of the country's Indigenous people.

Tags
  • Activists
Region Americas
Country Peru
7 July 2010

Hospitalized Tunisian journalist facing incarceration

Amnesty International is calling on the Tunisian authorities not to imprison ailing journalist Fahem Boukadous, after a court upheld his four-year prison sentence over his reporting of 2008 protests against unemployment and high living costs.

Tags
  • Detention,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Prisoners Of Conscience
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Tunisia
6 July 2010

Zimbabwe diamond fields activist must be released

Amnesty International today called on the Zimbabwean government to release an activist who is being detained after he exposed human rights violations in the country’s Marange diamond fields.

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Business And Human Rights,
  • Detention
Region Africa
Country Zimbabwe
6 July 2010

Imprisoned Azerbaijani journalist faces new jail term

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Azerbaijan
6 July 2010

Iran must halt imminent execution of convicted juvenile offender

Amnesty International is urgently calling on the Iranian authorities to halt the imminent execution of Mohammad Reza Haddadi, who could face death by hanging as soon as Wednesday 7 July for a murder he allegedly committed when he was 15 years old.

Tags
  • Children,
  • Death Penalty
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iran
4 July 2010

Unfair Sentencing of Syrian Lawyer and Human Rights Activist

Amnesty International today condemned the sentencing to three years in prison of veteran 78-year old Syrian lawyer and human rights activist, Haytham al-Maleh.

Tags
  • Activists
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Syria
2 July 2010

China: New testimonies reinforce call for Xinjiang riot investigation

Amnesty International is urging the Chinese government to launch an independent investigation into last year’s riots in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, after new testimony obtained by the organisation has cast further doubt on the official version of events.

Tags
  • Demand Dignity,
  • Disappearances And Abductions,
  • Discrimination,
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Impunity,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Military, Security And Police Equipment,
  • Prison Conditions,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country China
1 July 2010

New Amnesty Chief calls on governments to respect rights of world’s most vulnerable people

Salil Shetty, the new Secretary General of Amnesty International, today began his first full day in office by pledging to do all that he can to ensure governments respect the rights of the world’s most impoverished and vulnerable groups.

Tags
  • Demand Dignity
1 July 2010

Bangladesh: Security forces used excessive force during raid

Bangladeshi security forces used excessive force during a raid on the house of a senior opposition politician on 27 June, Amnesty International said today.

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Impunity,
  • Law Enforcement
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Bangladesh

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