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26 February 2010

Cuban human rights activist in maximum security prison must be released

Amnesty International today adopted its 55th prisoner of conscience in Cuba and urged President Raúl Castro to release him immediately and unconditionally.

Tags
  • Prisoners Of Conscience
Region Americas
Country Cuba
26 February 2010

Homophobic law to enter into force in Lithuania

Amnesty International calls on the authorities of Lithuania to remove all restrictions on the distribution of public information relating to the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendereui people decreed in a new law

Tags
  • Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Lithuania
25 February 2010

South Korea: Death penalty abolition setback by Constitutional Court ruling

Amnesty International is deeply disappointed by the South Korean Constitutional Court’s decision to uphold the death penalty today.

Tags
  • Death Penalty
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country South Korea
24 February 2010

Guinea: Reform of security forces must deliver justice for Bloody Monday massacre

Amnesty International today warned that Guinea risks a new era of human rights violations if urgent reforms of the security forces do not take place and the perpetrators of last year’s massacre continue to escape justice.

Tags
  • Crimes Against Humanity And War Crimes,
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • Impunity,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment,
  • Arms control and human rights
Region Africa
Country Guinea
24 February 2010

Death of Cuban prisoner of conscience on hunger strike must herald change

Amnesty International has urged Cuban President Raúl Castro to immediately and unconditionally release all prisoners of conscience after a political activist died following a hunger strike.

Tags
  • Prisoners Of Conscience
Region Americas
Country Cuba
24 February 2010

Zimbabwe: Union leader in hiding after police raid

Amnesty International today called on the government of Zimbabwe to end harassment and intimidation of a union activist who is in hiding after police raided a union office in Harare on Wednesday.

Tags
  • Activists
Region Africa
Country Zimbabwe
23 February 2010

Indigenous Peoples struggle to survive in Colombia

Amnesty International today denounced an increase in attacks against Indigenous Peoples across Colombia during 2009, which is leaving many communities struggling for survival.
Region Americas
Country Colombia
23 February 2010

Somalia: Journalist captured by al-Shabab must be released

Amnesty International is calling for the immediate release of a Somali radio journalist held by the armed group al-Shabab, apparently after a report was broadcast alleging the group had killed a man in the Wanleweyn district.

Tags
  • Freedom Of Expression
Region Africa
Country Somalia
23 February 2010

Nicaragua abortion law puts pregnant cancer victim at risk

Amnesty International today called on the Nicaraguan authorities to provide cancer treatment to a pregnant woman that is currently being withheld because of a law that bans abortion in all circumstances.

Tags
  • Women,
  • Demand Dignity
Region Americas
Country Nicaragua
22 February 2010

Libya: Swiss businessman held on politically motivated charges

Amnesty International calls on the Libyan authorities to immediately release a Swiss businessman convicted of politically motivated immigration charges and lift a travel ban imposed on him as a diplomatic row between the two countries continued.

Tags
  • Detention,
  • Prisoners Of Conscience
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Libya

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