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12 April 2010

Europe must halt unreliable ‘diplomatic assurances’ that risk torture

European countries must reject once and for all the dangerous practice of relying on “no torture” promises from governments with proven records of torture

Tags
  • Security with Human Rights
12 April 2010

Proposed Fiji media law threatens journalists with jail

The Fijian government will be able to imprison journalists for up to five years, obliterating media freedom, if its Cabinet adopts a repressive draft Media Decree tomorrow, says Amnesty International.

Tags
  • Freedom Of Expression
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Fiji
10 April 2010

Activists from 18 countries join global day of action ahead of elections to urge ‘no business as usual’ with Sudan

(City): Today (10th April 2010) activists from 18 countries will join a coordinated, global day of action, calling on Sudanese parties to ensure that the upcoming elections do not become a flashpoint for increased violence and human rights abuses. In recent days, many opposition parties have withdrawn from critical parts of the elections citing concerns that the election will not be free and fair and reports of widespread restrictions on basic freedoms. Campaigners fear that although the eyes of the world will turn to Sudan during the elections there will be inadequate focus on the human rights situation on the ground.

Region Africa
Country Sudan
9 April 2010

Activists assaulted and illegally detained by Nigerian police

Amnesty International today called on the Nigerian authorities to launch immediate investigations into the assault and detention of three human rights activists by police in the city of Port Harcourt.

Tags
  • Activists
Region Africa
Country Nigeria
9 April 2010

Australia asylum suspension could harm world’s most vulnerable

Amnesty International has condemned the Australian Government’s suspension of the processing of new asylum claims by Afghan and Sri Lankan nationals, which is fundamentally inconsistent with Australia’s international obligations under the 1951 UN Refugee Convention.

Tags
  • Refugees, Displaced People And Migrants
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Sri Lanka
8 April 2010

Burundi: Ensure Justice Over Activist’s Killing

A Year After Stabbing Death of Ernest Manirumva, Anti-Corruption Advocate, Truth Elusive

(Bujumbura, April 8, 2010) – The president of Burundi should act to ensure justice in the killing of an anti-corruption activist, Amnesty International, East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project, and Human Rights Watch said today. President Pierre Nkurunziza should ask the prosecutor general to accelerate investigations and prosecutions in the case and ensure witness protection, the groups said. The activist, Ernest Manirumva, was stabbed to death a year ago, on April 9, 2009.

Region Africa
Country Burundi
7 April 2010

Uganda: Victims of rape and sexual violence denied justice

Amnesty International has urged the Ugandan authorities to provide support for women seeking justice for sexual and domestic violence in a new report released today highlighting the barriers faced by the victims.

Tags
  • Women,
  • Stop Violence Against Women
Region Africa
Country Uganda
7 April 2010

Europe must break cycle of discrimination facing Roma

Amnesty International is calling on the European Union (EU) and its member states to take concrete action to break the cycle of discrimination, poverty and exclusion experienced by Romani communities in Europe

Tags
  • Discrimination,
  • Demand Dignity
7 April 2010

ASEAN leaders should act over Myanmar’s appalling rights record

Myanmar’s appalling human rights record is a serious breach of the ASEAN charter and should be at the top of the agenda for Southeast Asian states attending the organisation’s summit in Ha Noi on 8 April, Amnesty International said today.

Tags
  • Freedom Of Expression
7 April 2010

Authorities in Kyrgyzstan must refrain from unlawful use of force

Amnesty International is calling on the authorities in Kyrgyzstan not to use excessive force  in their attempts to end protests in the capital Bishkek and other cities that have reportedly left 17 people dead and many more injured

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Kyrgyzstan

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