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3 August 2010

Kenya: Government must protect citizens during referendum

Amnesty International is calling on Kenyan politicians not to incite ethnic hatred or violence and for the country’s security forces to protect the population from human rights violations during a key referendum on a new constitution.

Tags
  • Human Rights Standards
Region Africa
Country Kenya
2 August 2010

Yemen authorities accused of complicity in tribal extrajudicial execution

Amnesty International has urged the Yemeni authorities to launch an immediate independent investigation into the extrajudicial execution of a man accused of murdering a tribal sheikh.
Tags
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Yemen
2 August 2010

Pakistan: Zardari’s UK visit must deliver human rights gains in Northwest

Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari should use his UK visit to announce reforms in the country’s northwest that will help combat human rights violations there, Amnesty International said today.

Tags
  • Armed Conflict,
  • Armed Groups,
  • Security with Human Rights
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Pakistan
2 August 2010

India: 14 protesters shot dead in escalating Kashmir violence

Security forces in Jammu and Kashmir should not use live ammunition except as a last resort to protect against a threat to life, Amnesty International said today.

Tags
  • Law Enforcement
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country India
30 July 2010

DRC: Justice urged for murder of human rights defender

The Democratic Republic of the Congo must bring to justice those responsible for the murder a human rights defender five years ago, Amnesty International and Minority Rights Group International said.

Tags
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings
30 July 2010

Egypt must drop charges against three activists

Amnesty International has urged the Egyptian authorities to drop all charges against two leading human rights activists and a well-known blogger whose trial is expected to conclude in Cairo on Saturday.

 

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt
30 July 2010

China convicts Uighur web managers on state security charges

Amnesty International has condemned the closed trial and conviction of three Uighur website managers on state security charges.

Tags
  • Freedom Of Expression
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country China
29 July 2010

States urged to support rights to water and sanitation

Amnesty International today called on all UN members to uphold the rights to water and sanitation, after the General Assembly voted in favour of recognising the rights.

Tags
  • Demand Dignity,
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
  • Demand Dignity
28 July 2010

Japan executions of two men condemned

Amnesty International has condemned the executions of two Japanese men in the first death sentences carried out since the country's new government came to power last year.

Tags
  • Death Penalty
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Japan
27 July 2010

Greece must stop treating migrants as criminals

Amnesty International is urging the Greek authorities to immediately review their policy of locking up irregular migrants and asylum-seekers, including many unaccompanied children

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Greece

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