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15 March 2010

Cuba urged to revoke repressive laws and release prisoners of conscience

Amnesty International today called on the Cuban authorities to revoke laws that restrict freedom of expression, assembly and association and to release all dissidents unfairly detained by the authorities.

Region Americas
Country Mexico
12 March 2010

USA urged to confront shocking maternal mortality rate

 

Amnesty International today called on US President Barack Obama to tackle soaring rates of maternal mortality and pregnancy-related complications that particularly affect minorities and those living in poverty.

 

Tags
  • Demand Dignity
Region Americas
Country USA
12 March 2010

Kenya: Investigation into alleged police killings must be impartial

Amnesty International has called for the promised investigation into the alleged killing by Kenyan police of seven men to be impartial, independent and for the results to be made public.

Tags
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings
Region Africa
Country Kenya
12 March 2010

Gambia: Detainees must be charged or released

Amnesty International today calls on the Gambian government to immediately charge or release all former government officials detained during a wave of arrests over the past week.

Tags
  • Detention
Region Africa
Country Gambia
11 March 2010

Italian authorities urged to stop forced evictions of Roma

Amnesty International has called on the authorities to review a controversial housing plan that has resulted in the forced eviction of hundreds of Roma and paves the way for thousands more over the coming months

Tags
  • Demand Dignity
Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Italy
11 March 2010

Egypt: Halt execution of man accused of murder

Amnesty International has made an urgent personal appeal to Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak to prevent the execution of a man who is believed to have been wrongly convicted of murder and whose co-accused was executed on Wednesday.

Tags
  • Death Penalty
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt
10 March 2010

Myanmar opposition must be free to fight elections

Amnesty International urges Myanmar to overturn a new law that bars all political prisoners, including detained Nobel Peace-prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, from belonging to a political party before upcoming national elections.

Tags
  • Freedom Of Expression
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Myanmar
10 March 2010

Azerbaijani bloggers lose appeal against fabricated charges

Amnesty International has accused the Azerbaijani government of stifling dissent after a court turned down an appeal by two bloggers against their conviction on fabricated charges of “hooliganism”

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Azerbaijan
10 March 2010

Sri Lanka: End Witch Hunt Against the Media and NGOs

The Sri Lankan government should end its harassment of journalists and activists and take steps against those making threats, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said in a joint statement today.

Tags
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Human Rights Standards
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Sri Lanka
8 March 2010

Cambodia’s government must protect victims of sexual violence as reports of rape increase

Survivors of rape in Cambodia face limited access to justice, medical services and counselling, Amnesty International said in a report issued today, as rapes of women and girls appear to be increasing.

Tags
  • Stop Violence Against Women
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Cambodia

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