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27 July 2009

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is Amnesty International’s “Ambassador of Conscience”

Amnesty International today announced that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is being awarded its most prestigious honour – the “Ambassador of Conscience” Award f
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Myanmar
27 July 2009

Nicaragua: Shocking abortion ban denies life-saving treatment to girls and women

(Mexico City) Nicaragua’s total ban on abortions is endangering the lives of girls and women, denying them life-saving treatment, preventing health professionals
Region Americas
Country Nicaragua
22 July 2009

Saudi Arabia: Stop human rights violations committed in the name of fighting terrorism

The Saudi Arabian authorities have launched a sustained assault on human rights under the façade of countering terrorism, Amnesty International said in a new co
Tags
  • Security with Human Rights
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Saudi Arabia
21 July 2009

Jamaica: Amnesty welcomes government projects but warns of vital need for real change

Amnesty International today welcomed initiatives by the Jamaican Government to tackle the country’s public security crisis but warned that success will only be m
Region Americas
Country Jamaica
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

Tags
  • 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

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Detention
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iran

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