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31 March 2010

Lebanese authorities urged to intervene to halt expected Saudi Arabia execution

Amnesty International today urged Saad Hariri, the Lebanese prime minister, to intervene to help halt the possible imminent execution of a Lebanese national in Saudi Arabia, after the organisation received reports that an execution is scheduled for tomorrow.

Tags
  • Death Penalty
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Saudi Arabia
30 March 2010

Death Penalty in 2009: Amnesty International challenges China’s secrecy

Amnesty International today challenged the Chinese authorities to reveal how many people they execute and sentence to death, as the organization published its world overview of the death penalty for 2009.

Tags
  • Death Penalty
30 March 2010

Zimbabwe urged to allow debate on past human rights violations after police block art exhibitions

Amnesty International today called on Zimbabwe’s Government to end repression of public debate on past and ongoing human rights violations, following the detention of a well known artist for work depicting atrocities committed in the 1980’s.

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Freedom Of Expression
Region Africa
Country Zimbabwe
30 March 2010

No Executions for Five Years Takes India Closer to Death Penalty Moratorium

Amnesty International is calling on the Indian authorities to take more concrete steps to end the death penalty and join the growing number of countries around the world to abolish this practice in law.

Tags
  • Death Penalty
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country India
29 March 2010

Deadly Moscow subway bomb attacks condemned

Amnesty International unreservedly condemns today’s bomb attacks on Moscow’s subway system which killed at least 37 people and left dozens injured.

Region Europe And Central Asia
29 March 2010

FARC releases Colombian soldier

Amnesty International today welcomed the release of a member of the Colombian security forces held captive for almost a year by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

Region Americas
Country Colombia
29 March 2010

Death Penalty in 2009: Amnesty International challenges China’s secrecy

Amnesty International today challenged the Chinese authorities to reveal how many people they execute and sentence to death, as the organization published its world overview of the death penalty for 2009.

Tags
  • Death Penalty,
  • Arms control and human rights
25 March 2010

Albanian women deserve justice

Amnesty International urges the Albanian authorities to take further measures to protect women from domestic violence by fully implementing a 2007 law

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Albania
24 March 2010

Malaysia: End abuse of migrant workers

The Malaysian authorities should take action to end widespread workplace and police abuses of the migrant workers who make up more than 20 per cent of the country's workforce, Amnesty International said in a report released today.

Tags
  • Demand Dignity
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Malaysia
24 March 2010

Haiti’s emergency response must include protection from sexual violence

(Port-au-Prince) Thousands of women living in temporary camps around Haiti are threatened by sexual violence and have inadequate protection from any authorities, Amnesty International said today after concluding a three-week visit to the country.

Region Americas
Country Haiti

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