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20 June 2010

Iran: Neda’s killer must be brought to justice

One year after the killing of Neda Agha Soltan, the failure of Iranian authorities to bring her killer to justice is a damning example of the culture of impunity that has widened since the 2009 election protests, says Amnesty International.

Tags
  • Death In Custody,
  • Detention,
  • Disappearances And Abductions,
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • Impunity,
  • Prison Conditions,
  • Prisoners Of Conscience,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iran
18 June 2010

Israeli nuclear whistleblower returned to solitary confinement

Amnesty International has accused the Israeli authorities of subjecting jailed nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment by holding him in solitary confinement.

Tags
  • Detention
Region Europe And Central Asia
Country UK
17 June 2010

Turkey must stop unfair prosecutions of children under anti-terrorism laws

Amnesty International is calling on the Turkish authorities to end the flawed prosecutions of children as young as 12 under draconian anti-terrorism legislation

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Turkey
17 June 2010

Israel Gaza blockade must be completely lifted

Amnesty International today urged Israel to completely lift without delay its blockade on Gaza, which imposes a collective punishment on 1.4 million Palestinians in clear violation of international law.

Tags
  • Crimes Against Humanity And War Crimes,
  • Impunity,
  • International Justice
Region Middle East And North Africa
17 June 2010

International investigation needed into Kyrgyzstan violence

Amnesty International is calling for an impartial international investigation into the violent events of the past week in southern Kyrgyzstan that left hundreds of people dead and thousands wounded and homeless

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Kyrgyzstan
16 June 2010

Malaysia: Refugees arrested, abused and denied right to work

The Malaysian government should give refugees in the country the right to work, Amnesty International said today as it revealed a litany of abuses suffered by refugees in Malaysia, the vast majority of whom are from Myanmar.

Tags
  • Detention,
  • Refugees, Displaced People And Migrants,
  • United Nations
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Myanmar
16 June 2010

Israeli authorities must stop demolitions of Palestinian homes

Amnesty International is calling on the Israeli authorities to end house demolitions which leave thousands of Palestinians living in daily fear of eviction from their homes.

Region Middle East And North Africa
16 June 2010

Tunisia law aims to silence government critics

A law passed by the Tunisian parliament this week is designed to silence government critics and human rights activists, Amnesty International has warned.

Tags
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Tunisia
15 June 2010

Opt out system risks undermining ICC

Allowing states to protect their leaders from prosecution for the crime of aggression risks undermining the credibility of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Amnesty International said today, following the Review Conference in Kampala.

Tags
  • International Justice
15 June 2010

Israel Gaza commission criticised over transparency and accountability

Amnesty International today criticised Israel’s proposed investigation into its military action against a Gaza aid flotilla on May 31 as lacking in transparency and unlikely to  ensure accountability over the nine deaths of activists during the operation.

Tags
  • Armed Conflict,
  • Armed Groups,
  • Crimes Against Humanity And War Crimes,
  • Impunity,
  • International Justice
Region Middle East And North Africa

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