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21 July 2009

Jamaica: Public Security Crisis - Facts & figures and Case Studies

Jamaica has extremely high rates of violent crime. According to police statistics, in 2008 alone there were 1,611 murders in Jamaica – in a population of only 2.
Region Americas
Country Jamaica
21 July 2009

Bosnia and Herzegovina: No justice for rape victims

The conviction of Milan and Sredoje Lukić for war crimes and crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (Tribunal) brin
Region Europe And Central Asia
21 July 2009

Sudan: Court ruling should mark end of hostilities in Abyei

The hostilities that have caused the death of thousands of people around Sudan’s oil-rich Abyei must come to an end when the Permanent Court of Arbitration at
Region Africa
Country Sudan
21 July 2009

Maldives: Over one hundred people at risk of being flogged

Amnesty International has learned that at least 180 people face being flogged in the Maldives as a punishment for extra marital sex.

The vast majorit

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Maldives
17 July 2009

Amnesty International Condemns Forced Eviction of Cambodian Families

The forced eviction of 60 low-income families in central Phnom Penh on Thursday and Friday has been strongly condemned by Amnesty International.

The f

  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Cambodia
17 July 2009

Iran: Women's rights activist and lawyer violently arrested - NEWS FLASH

Amnesty International fears the wave of arrests of civil society activists in Iran is intensifying after lawyer and human rights activist, Shadi Sadr, was violent

  • Activists,
  • Detention
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iran
16 July 2009

Colombia: More people forced to flee their homes because of the conflict

Amnesty International today denounced yet another dramatic increase in the number of Colombians forced to leave their homes because of the armed conflict and urged t
Region Americas
Country Colombia
15 July 2009

China: Human rights lawyers disbarred

Amnesty International condemns the decision by the Justice Bureau of Beijing Municipality to revoke the professional license of human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country China
15 July 2009

Russian Federation: Human rights activist murdered

Amnesty International strongly condemns today’s murder of Natalia Estemirova, a leading human rights activist working in the North Caucasus region and a long-s
Region Europe And Central Asia
14 July 2009

Papua New Guinea: Don’t Regress on Death Penalty

The Papua New Guinea government should abolish the death penalty instead of putting it back into effect, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said in a joint l

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