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7 May 2009

Lebanon: 7 June elections a key opportunity for human rights

Lebanon's upcoming national elections, due on 7 June, present a unique opportunity for the country's political leaders to commit themselves and their parties to introd
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Lebanon
7 May 2009

Italy/Malta: Don’t play with human lives

By failing to protect the rights of migrants and asylum-seekers rescued at sea, the Italian and Maltese governments have breached their international obligations
Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Italy
7 May 2009

Nigeria: Imo State death penalty decision puts victims at risk

Amnesty International today expressed dismay at the decision by the Imo State House of Assembly to pass a bill providing for the death penalty for anyone convicted of
Tags
  • Death Penalty
Region Africa
Country Nigeria
6 May 2009

Guatemala: Activists receive over 40 death threats by text message

Amnesty International today warned that the lives of nine activists working for two prominent human rights organizations in Guatemala are at risk after they received
Region Americas
Country Guatemala
6 May 2009

Iran: Amnesty head condemns executions at Delara Darabi ‘flowers’ protest

Speaking at a gathering of anti-death penalty protestors outside the Iranian embassy in London today, Amnesty International Secretary General Irene Khan said: “T
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iran
5 May 2009

Ethiopia: Government must reveal fate of political prisoners

Amnesty International today called on the Ethiopian government to immediately disclose the names and fate of more than 35 people believed to be held by its security fo
Region Africa
Country Ethiopia
5 May 2009

Iran: Stop Wednesday’s execution of two juvenile offenders

The Iranian authorities must halt the execution of two juvenile offenders due to be executed on Wednesday, five days after the execution of Delara Darabi who had been
Tags
  • Death Penalty
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iran
5 May 2009

Zimbabwe: Human rights and political activists back in detention

Amnesty International called for the immediate and unconditional release or prompt and fair trial of 18 human rights and political activists detained today, just two m
Region Africa
Country Zimbabwe
4 May 2009

China: End the harassment of Sichuan earthquake survivors and activists

The Chinese authorities intimidated and unlawfully detained parents and relatives of children who died in the devastating Sichuan earthquake and harassed activists and
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country China
4 May 2009

Cyclone Nargis: One year on, 21 people imprisoned for helping the victims


One year after Cyclone Nargis devastated Myanmar, 21 people remain behind bars for their cyclone relief efforts.  Amnesty International calls on the Myanm
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Myanmar

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