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Press Releases

 
19 November 2010

Fresh claims of abuse of Indonesian domestic workers in Saudi Arabia

Amnesty International today called on the Saudi Arabian authorities to protect domestic workers from abuse, following the reported discovery of the mutilated body of an Indonesian woman found in a skip in the town of Abha.

Tags
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
  • Refugees, Displaced People And Migrants,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment,
  • Women,
  • Stop Violence Against Women
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Sri Lanka
18 November 2010

Afghanistan: NATO Summit must protect basic human rights

Amnesty International is urging NATO leaders to protect human rights and ensure security for the people of Afghanistan as they prepare for the 2010 NATO Lisbon Summit.

Tags
  • Armed Conflict,
  • Armed Groups,
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Impunity,
  • International Organizations,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Trials And Legal Systems,
  • Women
Region Asia And The Pacific
18 November 2010

Colombia: Concern over arrest of pregnant human rights defender

Amnesty International today expressed concern at the arrest of a heavily pregnant human rights defender in the north-eastern city of Bucaramanga on 16 November, on charges of having links with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

Tags
  • Armed Conflict,
  • Armed Groups,
  • Detention,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Individuals at Risk,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Prison Conditions,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment
Region Americas
Country Colombia
18 November 2010

Ghailani verdict underlines need for fair trials for all Guantánamo detainees

The USA must ensure all remaining Guantánamo detainees are brought to trial in federal court – not in military commissions – or are immediately released, Amnesty International said today following the conviction of Ahmed Ghailani in a New York court.

Tags
  • Torture And Ill-treatment,
  • Security with Human Rights
Region Americas
Country USA
18 November 2010

Guinea authorities must stop arbitrary arrests and killings

Amnesty International is calling on the Guinean authorities to stop a series of extrajudicial executions, arbitrary arrests and torture as part of a post-election crackdown that has seen several deaths and more than 50 people arbitrarily detained

Region Africa
Country Guinea
17 November 2010

Chinese woman sentenced to a year in labour camp over tweet

Amnesty International today urged the Chinese authorities to release a woman sentenced to a year in a labour camp for retweeting a supposedly anti-Japanese message

Tags
  • Freedom Of Expression
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country China
17 November 2010

Reaction to alleged abuse of Indonesian maid

Amnesty International is calling on Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states to provide greater protection for foreign domestic workers after an Indonesian maid was hospitalised following alleged torture by her employer in Madina

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Saudi Arabia
16 November 2010

Singapore sentences UK author to jail

Singapore dealt a sharp blow to freedom of expression by sentencing 76-year-old British author Alan Shadrake to jail for publishing a book which criticises the Singaporean judiciary, Amnesty International said today. 

Tags
  • Death Penalty,
  • Detention,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Malaysia
16 November 2010

Egypt: authorities must ensure new death in custody case is fully investigated

Egyptian authorities must independently investigate, without delay, allegations that a young man was tortured to death at a police station in Alexandria, and guarantee the safety of another young man still in custody there, Amnesty International said today.

Tags
  • Death In Custody
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt
16 November 2010

UK urged to establish the truth about rights violations

Amnesty International is calling on the UK to make the full truth known about alleged human rights violations against people held overseas during counter-terrorism operations after it was reported a number of men are to receive a financial settlement following legal action

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country UK

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