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13 October 2009

Cuba: Blogger denied freedom to travel outside Cuba

Amnesty International calls on the government of Cuba to lift the travel on Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez, preventing her from travelling to New York to receive an international journalism award.

Region Americas
Country Cuba
9 October 2009

Iran: Protester death sentence must be reviewed

Amnesty International is urging the Iranian authorities to rescind the death sentence imposed on Mohammad-Reza Ali-Zamani, the first person to be sentenced to death in connection with protests following disputed presidential elections.
Tags
  • Death Penalty
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iran
8 October 2009

Sri Lanka: Displaced now trapped between the military and the impending monsoon

A quarter of a million Sri Lankans now being held in de facto detention camps are facing a humanitarian disaster as monsoon rains threaten to flood camps, said Amnesty International today.

Months after the government of Sri Lanka set up camps in Vavuniya District in the north-east of the country following the end of the conflict there, the authorities are still failing to deliver basic services.

Camps remain overcrowded and lack basic sanitation facilities and heavy rains in September saw rivers of water cascading through tents with camp residents wading through overflowing sewage.

“People living in these camps are desperate to leave. The government must ensure that the displaced are treated with dignity. They have a right to protection and must be consulted on whether they wish to return to their homes or resettle," said Yolanda Foster, Amnesty International’s Sri Lanka expert, who is in contact with relatives of people inside the camp.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Sri Lanka
8 October 2009

Guinea: Call for suspension of military and police weapons transfers

Amnesty International calls on all states to suspend international supplies of military and police weaponry, munitions and other equipment that could be used to commit human rights violations by Guinean security forces
Region Africa
Country Guinea
7 October 2009

Afghanistan: Candidates must stop intimidation of journalists

Afghan President Hamid Karzai and his chief election rival, Abdullah Abdullah, must stop their supporters intimidating journalists and monitors reporting on allegations of fraud during the country’s recent presidential elections, Amnesty International said today.

Since the 20 August polls, Amnesty International has received evidence of at least 20 cases of intimidation, harassment and violence against Afghan journalists and media organizations as they reported on suspected cases of electoral fraud or irregularities.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Afghanistan
7 October 2009

Belarus: Imminent execution must be stopped

Amnesty International has urged the President of Belarus Aleksandr Lukashenka to grant clemency to a man who may be facing imminent execution
Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Belarus
5 October 2009

Russian Federation: President Medvedev must act to end attacks on human rights activists

Human rights activists in Russia and the North Caucasus face increasing violence and intimidation three years after the murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya, Amnesty International said today.
Region Europe And Central Asia
2 October 2009

Israel/Occupied Palestinian Territories: UN must act now on Goldstone report

As the Human Rights Council closes this week’s discussions on the Goldstone report, Amnesty International calls for the UN Secretary-General to refer the report to the UN Security Council without delay.
Tags
  • Armed Conflict,
  • Armed Groups,
  • United Nations
Region Middle East And North Africa
2 October 2009

Iran: Prominent lawyer banned from leaving Iran

The Iranian authorities banned a prominent human rights activist from leaving the country on Friday. Abdolfattah Soltani was due to travel to collect a human rights award in Germany.
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iran
2 October 2009

Iran: Execution of juvenile scheduled for Monday

The execution of Afghan national Abbas Hosseini in Iran on Monday for a murder he is accused of committing when he was only 17 must be stopped, Amnesty International warned today.
Tags
  • Death Penalty
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iran

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