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12 February 2010

Iran’s report to UN paints distorted picture on human rights

The Iranian government’s view of the state of human rights in the country is severely distorted, Amnesty International said today in an analysis paper prepared ahead of a review of Iran by the UN Human Rights Council.
Tags
  • United Nations
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iran
12 February 2010

Nigeria police killings must be investigated

Amnesty International has called on Acting President Goodluck Jonathan to fulfill the commitments made in his acceptance speech by setting up an independent commission of inquiry into all suspected cases of unlawful killings by the Nigeria Police Force in recent years. 
Tags
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings
Region Africa
Country Nigeria
11 February 2010

Chinese authorities urged to free activist Liu Xiaobo

The Chinese authorities must immediately release a human rights activist whose appeal against an 11 year prison sentence was rejected by a Beijing court, Amnesty International said today.
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country China
11 February 2010

Darfuri refugees exposed to increased attacks if UN withdraws from Chad

Amnesty International today called on the Chadian government to allow UN peacekeepers to continue protecting 250,000 refugees from Darfur and 170,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) in the east of the country.

Tags
  • Armed Groups,
  • Refugees, Displaced People And Migrants,
  • United Nations
Region Africa
Country Sudan
10 February 2010

Fiji Government misrepresents human rights record to UN

The Fiji Government has misrepresented its human rights record in a report to the United Nations, Amnesty International said today.
Region Americas
Country Mexico
10 February 2010

Zimbabwe: Abuse of human rights continues under unity government


Amnesty International today called on President Mugabe and Prime Minister Tsvangirai to fulfil their promise to reform state institutions, in a bid to end human rights violations that have continued in the country since the formation of the unity government one year ago.

Tags
  • Impunity
Region Africa
Country Zimbabwe
9 February 2010

India: Government must stop bauxite mine and refinery expansion until human rights are addressed

(Delhi) Indian authorities have given local communities scant or misleading information about the potential impact of a proposed alumina refinery expansion and mining project to be operated by subsidiaries of UK-based company Vedanta Resources in Orissa, Amnesty International said in a new report published today. 
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country India
9 February 2010

China: Free human rights activist jailed after unfair trial

Amnesty International called on the Chinese authorities to release human rights activist Tan Zuoren, who was sentenced to 5 years in prison today for “inciting subversion of state power.”
Tags
  • Activists
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country China
8 February 2010

Afghanistan: No impunity for war criminals

The Afghan authorities must immediately suspend controversial legislation that will give immunity from prosecution for serious violations of human rights, including war crimes and crimes against humanity committed, in the past 30 years
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Afghanistan
8 February 2010

Arrest of Sri Lankan opposition leader escalates post-election repression

The arrest of retired General Sarath Fonseka, Sri Lanka’s former Chief of Army Staff and opposition political candidate in Sri Lanka’s recently held Presidential Election, escalates post-election repression, Amnesty International said today.
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Sri Lanka

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