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27 January 2010

Governments must be held to account for secret detentions

Amnesty International today called on all states to take concrete steps to end secret detention, following publication of a detailed United Nations report on its widespread use in the name of countering terrorism.
Tags
  • United Nations,
  • Security with Human Rights
26 January 2010

Romania must end forced evictions of Roma families

The Romanian authorities must stop the forced eviction of Roma families and immediately relocate those living for years in hazardous conditions next to waste dumps, sewage treatment plants or industrial areas on the outskirts of cities
Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Romania
26 January 2010

New Honduras President must order investigation into rights abuses

Amnesty International today urged the new Honduran President to order a full investigation into abuses committed by the security forces following June’s coup d’etat, bring those responsible to justice and provide reparations to the victims.
Region Americas
Country Honduras
26 January 2010

Afghanistan: Human rights must be guaranteed during Taleban talks

Human rights, including women’s rights, must not be traded away or compromised during any reconciliation talks with the Taleban in Afghanistan, Amnesty International said on the eve of a London conference set to discuss deteriorating security conditions in the country. 

Afghan President Hamid Karzai, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, other leaders and foreign ministers are to discuss security arrangements in Afghanistan for the next two years, including reconciliation programmes to reintegrate so-called moderate elements of Taleban.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Afghanistan
25 January 2010

Rights at risk in Yemen amid increased security crackdown

Amnesty International today warned that the government’s heavy-handed response to the threat posed by al-Qa’ida puts Yemen at risk of being locked in a downward spiral on human rights.
 
Tags
  • Security with Human Rights
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Yemen
22 January 2010

Sri Lanka: Halt pre-election attacks on political activists

Amnesty International calls on Sri Lankan political leaders to investigate attacks on activists during one of the most violent presidential elections in the last 20 years

The Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) said that more than 600 violent incidents had been reported until Thursday, including five murders and five attempted murders of political activists. 

Police are investigating grenade attack on the home of Tiran Alles, a prominent opponent of the ruling party who has been receiving death threats for several months. 

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Sri Lanka
22 January 2010

Côte d’Ivoire: Travesty of justice for toxic waste victims

An Ivorian court decision to transfer $45 million intended for the victims of the Trafigura toxic waste disaster to a group falsely claiming to represent them is a travesty of justice, Amnesty International said today.


The organization called for an immediate stay on the court’s decision so that the money is not transferred before the victims have a chance to appeal.

Tags
  • Business And Human Rights,
  • Demand Dignity
Region Africa
22 January 2010

US and UN must guarantee Haiti emergency assistance


US authorities and UN agencies in Haiti must urgently resolve the lack of access to emergency aid for those in desperate need following last week's earthquake, Amnesty International warned today.
Region Americas
Country Haiti
21 January 2010

Human Rights Defenders in Mexico under attack

The Mexican authorities are failing in their duty to protect human rights defenders from killings and life-threatening harassment and attacks, Amnesty International warned today in a new report.
Region Americas
Country Haiti
21 January 2010

Controls on military assistance to Somalia must be tightened

Amnesty International has called for arms transfers to the Somali government to be suspended until there are adequate safeguards to prevent weapons from being used to commit war crimes and human rights abuses.
Tags
  • Armed Conflict,
  • Arms control and human rights
Region Africa
Country Somalia

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