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14 May 2010

Sudanese man facing execution in Saudi Arabia over ‘sorcery’ charges

Amnesty International today urged the Saudi Arabian authorities to intervene to halt the possibly imminent execution of a Sudanese man who was sentenced to death for “sorcery”.

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Saudi Arabia
12 May 2010

Israeli government urged not to jail nuclear whistleblower again

Amnesty International today urged the Israeli government not to imprison nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu, who is facing a return to jail within days.

Region Middle East And North Africa
11 May 2010

Iran executes five political prisoners

Amnesty International today condemned the executions in Iran of four Kurdish political activists and another Iranian man, all convicted of “moharebeh” (enmity against God)”.

Tags
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iran
10 May 2010

Zimbabwe: Stop harassing opponents of former government

The Zimbabwe authorities must stop harassing political opponents and government critics, Amnesty International said today, following the acquittal of a critic of President Robert Mugabe accused of plotting to overthrow him.

Tags
  • Freedom Of Expression
Region Africa
Country Zimbabwe
7 May 2010

Iranian authorities must end secrecy surrounding executions of Afghans

Amnesty International is urging the Iranian authorities to reveal how many Afghan nationals it is holding on death row amid reports 45 Afghans may have been executed in Iran in recent weeks.

Tags
  • Death Penalty
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iran
6 May 2010

Philippines: Election marred by political killings

Candidates in the Philippines presidential election should outline their plans to combat political violence which has resulted in the killing of at least five candidates and sixteen campaign organizers this year, Amnesty International said today.

Tags
  • Armed Groups,
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • Impunity
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Philippines
5 May 2010

Lithuania: Baltic Pride march must go ahead

Amnesty International condemns the suspension by a Lithuanian court of the 2010 Baltic Pride march, which was set to take place in the capital Vilnius on 8 May

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Lithuania
4 May 2010

Lithuanian President must support Baltic Pride march

Amnesty International has called on the Lithuanian President, Dalia Grybauskaite, to ensure that the 2010 Baltic Pride march goes ahead on 8 May despite a new attempt to have it banned

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Lithuania
30 April 2010

Brazil court upholds law that protects torturers

Amnesty International condemns the Brazilian Supreme Court's blocking of a reinterpretation of a 1979 Amnesty Law that protects members of the former military government from being put on trial for extrajudicial killings, torture and rape.

Tags
  • Disappearances And Abductions,
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • Impunity
Region Americas
Country Brazil
30 April 2010

Taiwan carries out first executions in five years

Amnesty International has condemned the execution of four prisoners by the Taiwanese authorities, the first since December 2005.

Tags
  • Death Penalty
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Taiwan

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