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29 June 2009

Azerbaijan: Amnesty International in support of independent journalists

Amnesty International members across Europe take to the streets in support of independent media in Azerbaijan which is coming under increasing pressure from the auth
Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Azerbaijan
29 June 2009

Italy: Senate must stop controversial bill

The Italian Senate must reject a controversial draft law when it comes to the vote on Tuesday, 30 June 2009, as it will affect negatively the vulnerable people in th
Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Italy
29 June 2009

Iran: Detained political leaders at risk of torture, possibly to force “confessions”

 Amnesty International is gravely concerned that several opposition leaders detained in the wake of the 12 June elections may be facing torture, possibly to force
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iran
29 June 2009

Honduras: Human rights and rule of law at serious risk

Amnesty International said that Honduran President Manuel Zelaya must be able to return to Honduras immediately, without conditions and safely.
Region Americas
Country Honduras
29 June 2009

Tanzania: Burundian refugees must not be intimidated to return home

The Tanzanian authorities must ensure that thousands of Burundian refugees who have been living in the Mtabila camp are not sent back to their country under coercion,
Region Africa
Country Tanzania
29 June 2009

Paraguay: Congress puts the lives of 90 indigenous families at risk

Amnesty International said on 26 June that the Agrarian Reform and Rural Welfare Commission of the Paraguayan Congress had deliberately put the lives of 90 indigenous families at risk following its majority decision to reject the expropriation of ancestral lands in favour of the Yakye Axa indigenous community.
Region Americas
Country Paraguay
26 June 2009

China: Dissident and literary scholar Liu Xiaobo formally arrested

Amnesty International condemns the formal arrest of prominent scholar and activist Liu Xiaobo on suspicion of “inciting subversion of state power” on 23 Ju
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country China
26 June 2009

Iran: Journalists detained as news restrictions tighten

The Iranian authorities must immediately release dozens of journalists arrested since 12 June and who are at risk of torture in detention, Amnesty International said t
Tags
  • Freedom Of Expression
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iran
25 June 2009

Amputations deplorable

Amnesty International condemns the cross amputations carried out on four young men today by al-Shabab armed militia in northern Mogadishu.
Region Africa
Country Somalia
25 June 2009

Thailand: Closed trial threatens justice

The Thai authorities should immediately allow a public trial for Darunee Charnchoengsilpakul, who is charged with violating Thailand’s lese majeste law for alleg
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Thailand

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