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8 April 2010

Burundi: Ensure Justice Over Activist’s Killing

A Year After Stabbing Death of Ernest Manirumva, Anti-Corruption Advocate, Truth Elusive

(Bujumbura, April 8, 2010) – The president of Burundi should act to ensure justice in the killing of an anti-corruption activist, Amnesty International, East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project, and Human Rights Watch said today. President Pierre Nkurunziza should ask the prosecutor general to accelerate investigations and prosecutions in the case and ensure witness protection, the groups said. The activist, Ernest Manirumva, was stabbed to death a year ago, on April 9, 2009.

Region Africa
Country Burundi
7 April 2010

Uganda: Victims of rape and sexual violence denied justice

Amnesty International has urged the Ugandan authorities to provide support for women seeking justice for sexual and domestic violence in a new report released today highlighting the barriers faced by the victims.

Tags
  • Women,
  • Stop Violence Against Women
Region Africa
Country Uganda
7 April 2010

Europe must break cycle of discrimination facing Roma

Amnesty International is calling on the European Union (EU) and its member states to take concrete action to break the cycle of discrimination, poverty and exclusion experienced by Romani communities in Europe

Tags
  • Discrimination,
  • Demand Dignity
7 April 2010

ASEAN leaders should act over Myanmar’s appalling rights record

Myanmar’s appalling human rights record is a serious breach of the ASEAN charter and should be at the top of the agenda for Southeast Asian states attending the organisation’s summit in Ha Noi on 8 April, Amnesty International said today.

Tags
  • Freedom Of Expression
7 April 2010

Authorities in Kyrgyzstan must refrain from unlawful use of force

Amnesty International is calling on the authorities in Kyrgyzstan not to use excessive force  in their attempts to end protests in the capital Bishkek and other cities that have reportedly left 17 people dead and many more injured

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Kyrgyzstan
7 April 2010

US helicopter killings in Iraq must be independently investigated

Amnesty International has called for an independent, thorough and impartial investigation into the 12 July 2007 helicopter attacks portrayed in a leaked classified US military video in which up to a dozen people, including a journalist and his driver, were killed.

Tags
  • Armed Conflict
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iraq
6 April 2010

Exclusive: Images reveal devastation in Yemen’s hidden conflict in the north

The scale of the devastation caused by Yemeni and Saudi Arabian aerial bombardments of the northern Yemeni region of Sa’dah has been revealed in hundreds of images obtained by Amnesty International.

Tags
  • Armed Conflict
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Yemen
6 April 2010

Egypt: security forces arrest and beat peaceful protestors

Amnesty International today condemned arrests, detentions and violence meted out against peaceful protesters in Egypt, after more than 90 people were detained in Cairo for taking part in demonstrations calling for political reform.

Tags
  • Freedom Of Expression
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt
1 April 2010

Venezuelan government deliberately targeting opponents

Amnesty International urged the Venezuelan authorities to stop targeting government critics following a series of politically motivated arrests.

Region Americas
Country Venezuela
31 March 2010

Hamas must not carry out executions in Gaza

Amnesty International has urged the Hamas de facto administration in Gaza not to carry out several pending death sentences, after high-ranking officials signalled their intention to execute those convicted of "collaboration" with Israel and "murder".

Tags
  • Armed Conflict

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