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14 July 2009

Papua New Guinea: Don’t Regress on Death Penalty

The Papua New Guinea government should abolish the death penalty instead of putting it back into effect, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said in a joint l
13 July 2009

Iran: Government must stop executions of 14 men

Amnesty International urged the Iranian government to halt the public executions, scheduled for Tuesday 14 July, of 14 alleged members of the PRMI (People's Resistance
Tags
  • Death Penalty
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iran
10 July 2009

China: Authorities widen crackdown after Xinjiang riots

Chinese president Hu Jintao’s threats of severe punishment for those who took part in the recent unrest in Xinjiang failed to address the serious human righ

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country China
10 July 2009

Sweden: Extradition of Rwandan genocide suspect jeopardizes right to fair trial

 

Amnesty International calls on the government of Sweden to immediately reverse its decision to extradite Sylvere Ahorugeze to Rwanda where there is
Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Sweden
9 July 2009

Peru: Unequal access to health services costs poor and indigenous women’s lives


Hundreds of poor, rural and Indigenous pregnant women in Peru are dying because they are effectively being denied the same health services other women in the c
Region Americas
Country Peru
9 July 2009

Peru: Maternal Health and Mortality - Facts and Figures & Case Studies

Peru has one of the highest rates of maternal mortality in the Americas. According to official figures, 185 women die for every 100,000 live births in Peru. The U

Region Americas
Country Peru
9 July 2009

India: Proposed Vedanta mine threatens livelihoods and cultural identity of indigenous community

The Indian government should immediately withdraw the clearance granted to a massive mining project that threatens the lives and livelihoods of a protected indigenous
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country India
9 July 2009

Peru: Police must respect human rights at all times, Amnesty demands as protests intensify


Following the detention of 156 demonstrators in Peru, including 127 in Lima, Amnesty International called on the police not to use excessive force, as protests
Region Americas
Country Peru
9 July 2009

Iran: tear gas used against demonstrators marking 18 Tir (9 July) anniversary - NEWS FLASH

Amnesty International condemned the excessive use of force by Iranian security forces today, following baton charges and use of teargas against demonstrators in Tehran
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iran
7 July 2009

Ethiopia: New Anti-Terrorism Proclamation jeopardizes freedom of expression

Reacting to the news that the Ethiopian Parliament has today passed an Anti-Terror Pro
Region Africa
Country Ethiopia

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