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24 March 2009

South Korea: Journalists’ arrests threaten press freedom

Amnesty International today called on the South Korean government to immediately release television journalist Roh Jong-myeon, who was arrested for “interfering
Tags
  • Freedom Of Expression
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country South Korea
23 March 2009

China: Activist Feng Zhenghu victim of enforced disappearance

The Chinese government should immediately reveal the whereabouts of prominent human rights defender Feng Zhenghu, whose detention by security forces in Beijing on 15 F
Tags
  • Activists,
  • Detention,
  • Disappearances And Abductions
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country China
23 March 2009

USA: Death of 15-year-old raises further concern about safety of Tasers

The death of a 15-year-old boy in Michigan after he was s hocked with a Taser gun shows the imperative need for further tests on the safety of the electro-shock weapon
Tags
  • Death Penalty
Region Americas
Country USA
20 March 2009

Angola: Pope should use influence to end threat of forced evictions

Amnesty International today urged Pope Benedict XVI to use his influence with the Angolan authorities to end the threat of forced evictions and fully compensate those
Tags
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
Region Africa
Country Angola
20 March 2009

Iran: Deaths in custody highlight utter disregard for life by prison authorities

Prison authorities in Iran are further punishing prisoners by denying them medical treatment, Amnesty International said today following the second death in custody in
Tags
  • Death In Custody
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iran
20 March 2009

Morocco/Western Sahara: Irene Khan acknowledges positive steps and calls for more progress

(Rabat) In her first visit official visit to Rabat, Amnesty International Secretary General, Irene Khan, congratulated the Moroccan authorities on progress made o

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Morocco
19 March 2009

Amnesty International to publish 2008 global death penalty statistics

On Tuesday 24 March Amnesty International will publish its global death penalty statistics, looking at how many people were executed or sentenced to death across the w
Tags
  • Death Penalty
19 March 2009

Serbia/Kosovo: Wounds still open 10 years after start of war over Kosovo

Ten years after the war in Kosovo the majority of those responsible for the enforced disappearance and abduction of ethnic Albanians and Serbs have still not faced j
Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Serbia
19 March 2009

Colombia: Legal system used to hound human rights defenders

Amnesty International today condemned the Colombian authorities for using the country’s legal system to undermine the legitimate work of human rights defenders.
Region Americas
Country Colombia
19 March 2009

Amnesty International to launch reports calling for the abolition of the death penalty

On 24 March 2009, Amnesty International will release its global death penalty statistics, looking at how many people were executed or sentenced to death across the w
Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Belarus

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