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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
29 April 2010

Honduran government must take a stand against killings of journalists

Amnesty International has called on the Honduran authorities to take immediate action to protect media workers after an escalating series of attacks has led to six journalists being killed in less than eight weeks.

Tags
  • Freedom Of Expression
Region Americas
Country Honduras
29 April 2010

Egypt: “Hizbullah cell” convictions marred by torture allegations

Amnesty International calls for a retrial by a regular court of 26 men jailed by an Egyptian emergency court for their alleged links to the Lebanese group, Hizbullah amid allegations of torture.

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt
29 April 2010

Belgium votes to ban full-face veils

Amnesty International has condemned an overwhelming vote by the lower house of the Belgian parliament on Thursday in favour of legislation banning the wearing of full-face veils in public. 

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Belgium
28 April 2010

Widespread abuse against migrants is Mexican ‘human rights crisis’

The Mexican authorities must act to halt the continuing abuse of migrants who are preyed on by criminal gangs while public officials turn a blind eye or even play an active part in kidnappings, rapes and murders, Amnesty International said in a new report released today.

Tags
  • Refugees, Displaced People And Migrants
Region Americas
Country Mexico
28 April 2010

Moldova: LGBT rights must be respected after pro-equality march is banned

Amnesty International today condemned a Moldovan appeal court's decision to uphold a ban on an upcoming pro-equality march due to "security and public morality concerns".

Tags
  • Discrimination,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Moldova
27 April 2010

Rwanda: Opposition leader must receive fair trial

Amnesty International urges the Rwandan Government to ensure that opposition leader Victoire Ingabire, receives a swift, fair trial on charges including genocide ideology and collaboration with a “terrorist” group, and is not punished for the legitimate exercise of freedom of expression.

Tags
  • International Justice
Region Africa
Country Rwanda
26 April 2010

Iraq’s Civilians Under Fire: Better protection urgently needed

Amnesty International today called on the Iraqi authorities to urgently step up the protection of civilians amid the recent surge of deadly violence in the country.

Tags
  • Armed Conflict
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iraq
22 April 2010

Nigeria: Governor ‘threatens to execute inmates’ to ease prison congestion

Amnesty International has condemned a reported move by Nigerian state governors to execute death row inmates to ease overcrowding and urged the authorities to instead address the underlying problems in the criminal justice system.

Tags
  • Death Penalty
Region Africa
Country Nigeria

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