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7 April 2010

Authorities in Kyrgyzstan must refrain from unlawful use of force

Amnesty International is calling on the authorities in Kyrgyzstan not to use excessive force  in their attempts to end protests in the capital Bishkek and other cities that have reportedly left 17 people dead and many more injured

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Kyrgyzstan
7 April 2010

US helicopter killings in Iraq must be independently investigated

Amnesty International has called for an independent, thorough and impartial investigation into the 12 July 2007 helicopter attacks portrayed in a leaked classified US military video in which up to a dozen people, including a journalist and his driver, were killed.

Tags
  • Armed Conflict
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iraq
6 April 2010

Exclusive: Images reveal devastation in Yemen’s hidden conflict in the north

The scale of the devastation caused by Yemeni and Saudi Arabian aerial bombardments of the northern Yemeni region of Sa’dah has been revealed in hundreds of images obtained by Amnesty International.

Tags
  • Armed Conflict
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Yemen
6 April 2010

Egypt: security forces arrest and beat peaceful protestors

Amnesty International today condemned arrests, detentions and violence meted out against peaceful protesters in Egypt, after more than 90 people were detained in Cairo for taking part in demonstrations calling for political reform.

Tags
  • Freedom Of Expression
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt
1 April 2010

Venezuelan government deliberately targeting opponents

Amnesty International urged the Venezuelan authorities to stop targeting government critics following a series of politically motivated arrests.

Region Americas
Country Venezuela
31 March 2010

Hamas must not carry out executions in Gaza

Amnesty International has urged the Hamas de facto administration in Gaza not to carry out several pending death sentences, after high-ranking officials signalled their intention to execute those convicted of "collaboration" with Israel and "murder".

Tags
  • Armed Conflict
31 March 2010

Lebanese authorities urged to intervene to halt expected Saudi Arabia execution

Amnesty International today urged Saad Hariri, the Lebanese prime minister, to intervene to help halt the possible imminent execution of a Lebanese national in Saudi Arabia, after the organisation received reports that an execution is scheduled for tomorrow.

Tags
  • Death Penalty
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Saudi Arabia
30 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
30 March 2010

Zimbabwe urged to allow debate on past human rights violations after police block art exhibitions

Amnesty International today called on Zimbabwe’s Government to end repression of public debate on past and ongoing human rights violations, following the detention of a well known artist for work depicting atrocities committed in the 1980’s.

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Freedom Of Expression
Region Africa
Country Zimbabwe
30 March 2010

No Executions for Five Years Takes India Closer to Death Penalty Moratorium

Amnesty International is calling on the Indian authorities to take more concrete steps to end the death penalty and join the growing number of countries around the world to abolish this practice in law.

Tags
  • Death Penalty
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country India

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