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Press Releases

6 July 2010

Iran must halt imminent execution of convicted juvenile offender

Amnesty International is urgently calling on the Iranian authorities to halt the imminent execution of Mohammad Reza Haddadi, who could face death by hanging as soon as Wednesday 7 July for a murder he allegedly committed when he was 15 years old.

  • Children,
  • Death Penalty
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iran
4 July 2010

Unfair Sentencing of Syrian Lawyer and Human Rights Activist

Amnesty International today condemned the sentencing to three years in prison of veteran 78-year old Syrian lawyer and human rights activist, Haytham al-Maleh.

  • Activists
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Syria
2 July 2010

China: New testimonies reinforce call for Xinjiang riot investigation

Amnesty International is urging the Chinese government to launch an independent investigation into last year’s riots in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, after new testimony obtained by the organisation has cast further doubt on the official version of events.

  • Demand Dignity,
  • Disappearances And Abductions,
  • Discrimination,
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Impunity,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Military, Security And Police Equipment,
  • Prison Conditions,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country China
1 July 2010

New Amnesty Chief calls on governments to respect rights of world’s most vulnerable people

Salil Shetty, the new Secretary General of Amnesty International, today began his first full day in office by pledging to do all that he can to ensure governments respect the rights of the world’s most impoverished and vulnerable groups.

  • Demand Dignity
1 July 2010

Bangladesh: Security forces used excessive force during raid

Bangladeshi security forces used excessive force during a raid on the house of a senior opposition politician on 27 June, Amnesty International said today.

  • Activists,
  • Impunity,
  • Law Enforcement
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Bangladesh
30 June 2010

Restrictions to freedom of expression create climate of fear in Cuba

Cuba’s repressive legal system has created a climate of fear among journalists, dissidents and activists, putting them at risk of arbitrary arrest and harassment by the authorities, Amnesty International said in a report released today.

  • Freedom Of Expression
Region Americas
Country Cuba
29 June 2010

Timor-Leste law allows amnesties for war criminals

Amnesty International is urging Timor-Leste to close a legal loophole that is allowing war crimes and crimes against humanity committed during the 1975-1999 Indonesian occupation to go unpunished.

  • Armed Conflict,
  • Armed Groups,
  • Crimes Against Humanity And War Crimes,
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • Impunity,
  • International Justice,
  • United Nations
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Timor Leste
29 June 2010

Spanish politicians urged to reject bans on full-face veils

Amnesty International is calling on law-makers in the Spanish region of Catalonia not to adopt a motion on Wednesday in favour of banning women from wearing the full-face veil in public buildings and spaces

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Spain
29 June 2010

Petraeus must focus on civilian protection in Afghanistan

General David Petraeus, the US commander set to take charge of NATO operations in Afghanistan, must redouble efforts to minimise civilian casualties during military operations there, Amnesty International said today.

  • Armed Conflict,
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • Military, Security And Police Equipment
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Afghanistan
28 June 2010

Honduras failing to tackle coup rights abuses

Amnesty International has accused the Honduran authorities of failing to address serious human rights violations that followed the coup d’etat of 28 June 2009, when ex-President Manuel Zelaya was forced from power.

Region Americas
Country Honduras

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