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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
13 July 2009

Iran: Government must stop executions of 14 men

Amnesty International urged the Iranian government to halt the public executions, scheduled for Tuesday 14 July, of 14 alleged members of the PRMI (People's Resistance
Tags
  • Death Penalty
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iran
10 July 2009

China: Authorities widen crackdown after Xinjiang riots

Chinese president Hu Jintao’s threats of severe punishment for those who took part in the recent unrest in Xinjiang failed to address the serious human righ

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country China
10 July 2009

Sweden: Extradition of Rwandan genocide suspect jeopardizes right to fair trial

 

Amnesty International calls on the government of Sweden to immediately reverse its decision to extradite Sylvere Ahorugeze to Rwanda where there is
Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Sweden
9 July 2009

Peru: Unequal access to health services costs poor and indigenous women’s lives


Hundreds of poor, rural and Indigenous pregnant women in Peru are dying because they are effectively being denied the same health services other women in the c
Region Americas
Country Peru
9 July 2009

Peru: Maternal Health and Mortality - Facts and Figures & Case Studies

Peru has one of the highest rates of maternal mortality in the Americas. According to official figures, 185 women die for every 100,000 live births in Peru. The U

Region Americas
Country Peru
9 July 2009

India: Proposed Vedanta mine threatens livelihoods and cultural identity of indigenous community

The Indian government should immediately withdraw the clearance granted to a massive mining project that threatens the lives and livelihoods of a protected indigenous
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country India

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