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Press Releases

18 May 2010

Malawi: Couple convicted of “gross indecency” must be released

Amnesty International calls on the Malawian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release a couple convicted today on charges of “gross indecency” and “unnatural acts”.

  • Discrimination
Region Africa
Country Malawi
17 May 2010

UN must investigate Sri Lanka rights violations

The United Nations must set up an independent investigation into massive human rights violations committed by both government and Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam forces during the country’s civil war, Amnesty International said on the first anniversary of the end of the conflict.

  • Armed Conflict,
  • Crimes Against Humanity And War Crimes,
  • Impunity,
  • International Justice,
  • Refugees, Displaced People And Migrants,
  • United Nations,
  • Security with Human Rights
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Sri Lanka
17 May 2010

Human rights groups condemn two new Belarus death sentences

Amnesty International has joined leading Belarusian human rights groups in condemning the death sentences handed down to two men convicted of murder in the city of Grodno.

  • Death Penalty
Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Belarus
17 May 2010

Thailand: Military must halt reckless use of lethal force

Thai soldiers must immediately stop firing live ammunition into several large areas in Bangkok where anti-government protesters are gathered, Amnesty International said today. 

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Thailand
14 May 2010

Sudanese man facing execution in Saudi Arabia over ‘sorcery’ charges

Amnesty International today urged the Saudi Arabian authorities to intervene to halt the possibly imminent execution of a Sudanese man who was sentenced to death for “sorcery”.

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Saudi Arabia
12 May 2010

Israeli government urged not to jail nuclear whistleblower again

Amnesty International today urged the Israeli government not to imprison nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu, who is facing a return to jail within days.

Region Middle East And North Africa
11 May 2010

Iran executes five political prisoners

Amnesty International today condemned the executions in Iran of four Kurdish political activists and another Iranian man, all convicted of “moharebeh” (enmity against God)”.

  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iran
10 May 2010

Zimbabwe: Stop harassing opponents of former government

The Zimbabwe authorities must stop harassing political opponents and government critics, Amnesty International said today, following the acquittal of a critic of President Robert Mugabe accused of plotting to overthrow him.

  • Freedom Of Expression
Region Africa
Country Zimbabwe
7 May 2010

Iranian authorities must end secrecy surrounding executions of Afghans

Amnesty International is urging the Iranian authorities to reveal how many Afghan nationals it is holding on death row amid reports 45 Afghans may have been executed in Iran in recent weeks.

  • Death Penalty
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iran
6 May 2010

Philippines: Election marred by political killings

Candidates in the Philippines presidential election should outline their plans to combat political violence which has resulted in the killing of at least five candidates and sixteen campaign organizers this year, Amnesty International said today.

  • Armed Groups,
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • Impunity
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Philippines

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