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20 May 2009

The Martin Ennals Award 2009 goes to Human Rights Defender from Iran

Today the Jury of the Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders (MEA)
announced as the 2009 Laureate Emad Baghi, a leading Iranian human rights defender b
Tags
  • Law Enforcement
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iran
18 May 2009

Sri Lanka: Urgent need for human rights protection

As the war between the Sri Lankan government and the Tamil Tigers (LTTE) reaches its final hours and the humanitarian crisis unfolds, Amnesty International is calling
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Sri Lanka
18 May 2009

Diary Note: Launch of Amnesty International Report 2009, Thursday 28 May

The Amnesty International Report 2009 launches on Thursday 28 May 2009.
15 May 2009

USA: Return of military commissions would not serve justice

Amnesty International today said that if President Barack Obama revives the military commissions to try Guantánamo detainees he would be “short-changing j
Tags
  • Security with Human Rights
Region Americas
Country USA
15 May 2009

Pakistan: Civilians trapped in conflict zone lack food, health care, water

The Pakistani military and Taleban insurgents should immediately allow tens of thousands of civilians caught in the middle of ferocious fighting to leave, Amnesty Inte
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Pakistan
15 May 2009

Nicaragua: Complete ban on abortion violates Torture Convention

Amnesty International today urged the Nicaraguan authorities to act upon the UN Committee against Torture call for Nicaragua to review its complete ban on abortion w
Region Americas
Country Nicaragua
15 May 2009

Guantánamo: USA and other governments must follow France’s lead and accept released detainees

The French government is taking a step to help consign to history the detention facility at Guantánamo, said Amnesty International today after the French author
Tags
  • Security with Human Rights
Region Americas
Country USA
14 May 2009

Myanmar: UN Security Council should demand Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s immediate release

Amnesty International is demanding that  the UN Security Council, notably China and Japan, and ASEAN countries, urgently intervene to secure Daw Aung San Suu Kyi&
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Myanmar
14 May 2009

Sri Lanka: Government and LTTE must heed demands from UN Security Council

The Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) must immediately heed demands by the United Nations Security Council and similar calls made b
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Sri Lanka
14 May 2009

Somalia: Amputations and public killings must stop

During a week that has seen scores of civilians killed, hundreds injured and thousands displaced by clashes between pro- and anti-government forces in Mogadishu, Amnes
Region Africa
Country Somalia

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