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29 March 2010

FARC releases Colombian soldier

Amnesty International today welcomed the release of a member of the Colombian security forces held captive for almost a year by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

Region Americas
Country Colombia
29 March 2010

Death Penalty in 2009: Amnesty International challenges China’s secrecy

Amnesty International today challenged the Chinese authorities to reveal how many people they execute and sentence to death, as the organization published its world overview of the death penalty for 2009.

Tags
  • Death Penalty,
  • Arms control and human rights
25 March 2010

Albanian women deserve justice

Amnesty International urges the Albanian authorities to take further measures to protect women from domestic violence by fully implementing a 2007 law

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Albania
24 March 2010

Malaysia: End abuse of migrant workers

The Malaysian authorities should take action to end widespread workplace and police abuses of the migrant workers who make up more than 20 per cent of the country's workforce, Amnesty International said in a report released today.

Tags
  • Demand Dignity
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Malaysia
24 March 2010

Haiti’s emergency response must include protection from sexual violence

(Port-au-Prince) Thousands of women living in temporary camps around Haiti are threatened by sexual violence and have inadequate protection from any authorities, Amnesty International said today after concluding a three-week visit to the country.

Region Americas
Country Haiti
23 March 2010

El Salvador urged to repeal Amnesty Law

Amnesty International today urged authorities in El Salvador to repeal an amnesty law that protects those responsible for thousands of killings and disappearances during the country’s 12-year armed conflict, including the killing of Catholic priest Monsignor Romero on 24 March 1980.

Region Americas
Country El Salvador
23 March 2010

Google challenges China to end censorship

The Chinese government should remove restrictions on the internet following Google’s decision to stop censoring internet search results in China and direct all traffic from it’s servers there to Hong Kong, Amnesty International said today.

Tags
  • Freedom Of Expression
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country China
22 March 2010

Kazakhstani authorities must tackle police brutality

Amnesty International has urged the authorities in Kazakhstan to end abuse by police that regularly sees suspects kicked, beaten and asphyxiated from the moment they are stopped by officers

Tags
  • Torture And Ill-treatment
Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Kazakstan
22 March 2010

Belarus carries out two executions

Amnesty International is calling on the President of Belarus Alyaksandr Lukashenka to establish an immediate moratorium on the use of the death penalty after it was revealed two men were executed at the end of last week

Tags
  • Death Penalty
Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Belarus
22 March 2010

Malawian men facing trial for “gross indecency” must be released

Amnesty International calls on the Malawian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release two men, after a judge today ruled that they will face trial in April on charges of “gross indecency”.

Tags
  • Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
Region Africa
Country Malawi

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