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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
4 February 2010

UN urged to condemn Nicaragua’s abortion ban

The United Nations should urge Nicaragua to repeal its ban on abortion following a human rights' review of the country on 8 February, Amnesty International said today.
Tags
  • United Nations
Region Americas
Country Nicaragua
4 February 2010

Madagascar: Killings must be investigated and perpetrators brought to justice

The Madagascar authorities must urgently launch impartial investigations into dozens of killings carried out by security forces during more than a year of anti-government protests and bring those responsible to justice, Amnesty International said in a report released today. 
Region Africa
Country Madagascar
4 February 2010

Papua New Guinea: Investigation into police conduct in Porgera must be impartial

Amnesty International today questioned the impartiality of a proposed police investigation into alleged forced evictions near the Porgera gold mine following media reports that the Police Commissioner dismissed allegations of police misconduct.

Region Asia And The Pacific
2 February 2010

Police violence and illegal evictions near Papua New Guinean gold mine must be investigated

The government of Papua New Guinea must investigate the conduct of police who burnt down homes and threatened people with guns while illegally evicting them from land next to one of the biggest gold mines in the country, Amnesty International said today.

Region Asia And The Pacific
2 February 2010

Latest Israeli response to Gaza investigations totally inadequate

Israel’s latest response to the UN on its investigations into alleged violations of international law by its forces in Gaza a year ago is totally inadequate, Amnesty International said today.
Tags
  • United Nations
Region Middle East And North Africa
29 January 2010

Malaysia: Opposition leader Anwar faces ‘show trial’

Amnesty International has urged the Malaysian authorities to drop politically motivated criminal charges of sodomy against Anwar Ibrahim, the country’s opposition leader, after he today lost an appeal for access to the government’s evidence against him.

His trial is now set to begin on 2 February at the High Court. This case is the second time in 12 years that the authorities have brought such charges against the former deputy prime minister.

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