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5 August 2009

Mexico: Merida funds must be frozen until human rights conditions are met

Amnesty International today urged the US Congress to honour its commitment to withhold 15% of funding of the Merida Initiative until the Mexican government fulfils its human rights obligations. The organization said the Mexican government has failed to make sufficient progress in the investigation and prosecution of human rights abuses by security forces.
Region Americas
Country Mexico
4 August 2009

Venezuela: Globovisión attack must be urgently investigated and journalists protected

Amnesty International today expressed grave concern at attacks against staff at Globovisión television station on Monday and called on the Venezuelan authorities to urgently initiate a full and impartial investigation to ensure those responsible are brought to justice.
Region Americas
Country Venezuela
4 August 2009

Iran: Inauguration a chance to “turn the page” on spiralling repression

Iran is caught in a spiralling cycle of repression, Irene Khan, Amnesty International’s Secretary General warned on the eve of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s official inauguration for a second term as Iran’s President, as she called for an immediate end to detentions, torture and unfair trials in response to peaceful protests.
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iran
4 August 2009

Afghanistan: Ten-Point Agenda for Human Rights

As the Afghan people prepare to go to the polls in elections on 20 August, Amnesty International today published a Ten-Point Agenda for Human Rights in Afghanistan, targeting the 38 presidential candidates, in a bid to improve the country’s desperate human rights situation.
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Afghanistan
28 July 2009

Kenya: Government should provide emergency shelter for the thousands forcibly evicted from their homes in winter

Kenya’s government should provide emergency shelter and other humanitarian aid to the 3,000 people forcibly evicted from their homes and who are now exposed to t
Region Africa
Country Kenya
28 July 2009

Iran: Joint statement by Shirin Ebadi and Irene Khan

The human rights crisis in Iran is deepening daily and next week’s expected inauguration of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for a second term as president may spark further
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iran
27 July 2009

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is Amnesty International’s “Ambassador of Conscience”

Amnesty International today announced that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is being awarded its most prestigious honour – the “Ambassador of Conscience” Award f
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Myanmar
27 July 2009

Nicaragua: Shocking abortion ban denies life-saving treatment to girls and women

(Mexico City) Nicaragua’s total ban on abortions is endangering the lives of girls and women, denying them life-saving treatment, preventing health professionals
Region Americas
Country Nicaragua
22 July 2009

Saudi Arabia: Stop human rights violations committed in the name of fighting terrorism

The Saudi Arabian authorities have launched a sustained assault on human rights under the façade of countering terrorism, Amnesty International said in a new co
  • Security with Human Rights
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Saudi Arabia
21 July 2009

Jamaica: Amnesty welcomes government projects but warns of vital need for real change

Amnesty International today welcomed initiatives by the Jamaican Government to tackle the country’s public security crisis but warned that success will only be m
Region Americas
Country Jamaica

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