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17 February 2010

Nepal: Authorities must provide justice for torture and murder of 15-year-old Maina Sunuwar

International and local human rights organisations have today urged the Nepali authorities to stop obstructing criminal proceedings over the alleged torture and murder of 15-year-old Maina Sunuwar by four army officers.
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Nepal
17 February 2010

Iran ’shows contempt’ for human rights by rejecting UN recommendations

Amnesty International today criticised Iran for rejecting important recommendations by the United Nations to improve human rights in the country.
Tags
  • United Nations
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iran
17 February 2010

Malaysia urged to end brutal punishments after women caned

Amnesty International called on the Malaysian government to end caning after three women were subjected to the punishment following their conviction for extramarital sex.
Tags
  • Trials And Legal Systems,
  • Women
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Malaysia
16 February 2010

Myanmar: End repression of ethnic minorities before elections

Myanmar's government must halt its repression of ethnic minority activists before forthcoming national and local elections, Amnesty International warned in a major report released today. 
Tags
  • Indigenous peoples,
  • Refugees, Displaced People And Migrants
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Myanmar
16 February 2010

Afghanistan: Afghan civilians at risk during NATO offensive against Taleban

Amnesty International calls on both sides to protect Afghan civilians as NATO and Afghan forces continue a major military offensive in the southern province of Helmand.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Afghanistan
12 February 2010

Indigenous Mexican women framed over kidnapping are prisoners of conscience

Amnesty International today accused the Mexican government of unfairly imprisoning two indigenous women for the kidnapping of six police officers in 2006 and demanded their immediate release.
Region Americas
Country Mexico
12 February 2010

Burkina Faso: President commits to lifting financial barriers to maternal health in a meeting with Amnesty International

The President of Burkina Faso, Blaise Compaoré, has committed to lifting all financial barriers to emergency obstetric care and access to family planning, as part of a strategy to fight maternal mortality in the country.   
Tags
  • Demand Dignity,
  • Medical And Health,
  • Women,
  • Demand Dignity
Region Africa
Country Burkina Faso
12 February 2010

Iran’s report to UN paints distorted picture on human rights

The Iranian government’s view of the state of human rights in the country is severely distorted, Amnesty International said today in an analysis paper prepared ahead of a review of Iran by the UN Human Rights Council.
Tags
  • United Nations
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iran
12 February 2010

Nigeria police killings must be investigated

Amnesty International has called on Acting President Goodluck Jonathan to fulfill the commitments made in his acceptance speech by setting up an independent commission of inquiry into all suspected cases of unlawful killings by the Nigeria Police Force in recent years. 
Tags
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings
Region Africa
Country Nigeria
11 February 2010

Chinese authorities urged to free activist Liu Xiaobo

The Chinese authorities must immediately release a human rights activist whose appeal against an 11 year prison sentence was rejected by a Beijing court, Amnesty International said today.
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country China

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