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5 January 2009

UN Security Council must not fail civilians caught in Gaza conflict

Amnesty International today urged the UN Security Council to take firm and decisive action to address the increasingly grave situation in the Gaza Strip and southern I
Tags
  • Armed Conflict,
  • Armed Groups,
  • Children,
  • Crimes Against Humanity And War Crimes,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • International Organizations,
  • United Nations
Region Middle East And North Africa
5 January 2009

Guantánamo anniversary: Amnesty International launches media resource centre

Amnesty International is publishing a media resource centre with up-to-date information, facts and figures, analysis and stories related to the US detention centre in
Tags
  • Security with Human Rights
Region Americas
Country USA
31 December 2008

Israel/Occupied Palestinian Territories: Immediate access to humanitarian workers and observers essential

As the number of casualties continues to mount, civilians in Gaza are in increasingly dire need of food, medical and other emergency assistance, Amnesty International
Tags
  • Armed Conflict
Region Middle East And North Africa
29 December 2008

Israel/Occupied Palestinian Territories: End unlawful attack and meet Gaza's emergency needs

Palestinian civilians remain at risk of being killed or injured in the Israeli air strikes and are increasingly lacking adequate medical care food, medicines, electric
Tags
  • Armed Conflict
Region Middle East And North Africa
28 December 2008

Israel/Occupied Palestinian Territories: Civilians must be protected in Gaza and Southern Israel

Amnesty International calls on Israeli forces and Palestinian armed groups to immediately halt the unlawful attacks carried out as part of the escalation of violence w
Tags
  • Armed Conflict
Region Middle East And North Africa
24 December 2008

Pakistan: Anniversary of Bhutto's Assassination Marks Failure of Pakistani Government's Response to Attacks

The first anniversary of the assassination of Benazir Bhutto on 27 December marks a year of failure by Pakistan’s leaders to investigate and bring to justice tho
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Pakistan
23 December 2008

Indonesia: Investigate forcible destruction of homes by the police in Riau

Indonesian authorities should immediately investigate the forcible destruction of an estimated 300 homes in the village of Suluk Bongka on 18 December, Amnesty Interna
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Indonesia
22 December 2008

China: Release Liu Xiaobo immediately

(Hong Kong) After more than 14 days of detention without approval of arrest, it now appears certain that Liu Xiaobo is considered a “major suspect”, accord
Tags
  • Detention
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country China
18 December 2008

India: New anti-terror laws would violate international human rights standards

The President of India  should reject new amendments to anti-terror laws which would violate international human rights treaties, said Amnesty International today
Tags
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Security with Human Rights
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country India
17 December 2008

Colombia: Amnesty International condemns killing by security forces of husband of Indigenous leader

Indigenous Peoples in Colombia are once again paying the price of a seemingly never-ending armed conflict, said Amnesty International today after the killing yesterday
Region Americas
Country Colombia

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