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10 March 2010

Myanmar opposition must be free to fight elections

Amnesty International urges Myanmar to overturn a new law that bars all political prisoners, including detained Nobel Peace-prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, from belonging to a political party before upcoming national elections.

Tags
  • Freedom Of Expression
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Myanmar
10 March 2010

Azerbaijani bloggers lose appeal against fabricated charges

Amnesty International has accused the Azerbaijani government of stifling dissent after a court turned down an appeal by two bloggers against their conviction on fabricated charges of “hooliganism”

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Azerbaijan
10 March 2010

Sri Lanka: End Witch Hunt Against the Media and NGOs

The Sri Lankan government should end its harassment of journalists and activists and take steps against those making threats, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said in a joint statement today.

Tags
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Human Rights Standards
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Sri Lanka
8 March 2010

Cambodia’s government must protect victims of sexual violence as reports of rape increase

Survivors of rape in Cambodia face limited access to justice, medical services and counselling, Amnesty International said in a report issued today, as rapes of women and girls appear to be increasing.

Tags
  • Stop Violence Against Women
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Cambodia
8 March 2010

Rape victims worldwide denied justice and dignity

Victims of rape and sexual violence worldwide are denied access to justice due to gender discrimination and assumptions about the sexual behaviour of victims of rape, Amnesty International said in two regional reports released today.

Tags
  • Women,
  • Stop Violence Against Women
Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Sweden
8 March 2010

Slovakia plans to remove Romani children from their families

Amnesty International has warned that establishing boarding schools for Romani children “and gradually detach[ing] them from the way of living they currently experience in the settlements“ is discriminatory and a blatant attack on the Roma way of living

Tags
  • Demand Dignity
Region Europe And Central Asia
8 March 2010

ARGENTINA: Safe abortion for young victims of rape

Two international human rights organizations, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, today urged the Argentine authorities to allow two 15-year-old rape victims access to safe abortions.

Tags
  • Women
Region Americas
Country Argentina
5 March 2010

UN forces must remain in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Amnesty International has said it strongly opposes any withdrawal or reduction of the numbers of UN peacekeepers from the Democratic Republic of Congo, after the government requested that the current force (MONUC) withdraws from the country by June 2011.

Tags
  • United Nations
5 March 2010

Egypt: Release blogger prosecuted by military court

Amnesty International today called for the Egyptian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release a blogger and prisoner of conscience facing up to nine and a half years in prison after he published a post alleging nepotism with in the armed forces.

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt
4 March 2010

Protest leaders punished for fighting high electricity charges in Mexico

Amnesty International today accused the Mexican authorities of misusing the justice system to detain three community leaders following their protests against high electricity prices in the state of Campeche, in the east of the country.

Region Americas
Country Mexico

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