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Press Releases

4 February 2010

UN urged to condemn Nicaragua’s abortion ban

The United Nations should urge Nicaragua to repeal its ban on abortion following a human rights' review of the country on 8 February, Amnesty International said today.
  • United Nations
Region Americas
Country Nicaragua
4 February 2010

Madagascar: Killings must be investigated and perpetrators brought to justice

The Madagascar authorities must urgently launch impartial investigations into dozens of killings carried out by security forces during more than a year of anti-government protests and bring those responsible to justice, Amnesty International said in a report released today. 
Region Africa
Country Madagascar
4 February 2010

Papua New Guinea: Investigation into police conduct in Porgera must be impartial

Amnesty International today questioned the impartiality of a proposed police investigation into alleged forced evictions near the Porgera gold mine following media reports that the Police Commissioner dismissed allegations of police misconduct.

Region Asia And The Pacific
2 February 2010

Police violence and illegal evictions near Papua New Guinean gold mine must be investigated

The government of Papua New Guinea must investigate the conduct of police who burnt down homes and threatened people with guns while illegally evicting them from land next to one of the biggest gold mines in the country, Amnesty International said today.

Region Asia And The Pacific
2 February 2010

Latest Israeli response to Gaza investigations totally inadequate

Israel’s latest response to the UN on its investigations into alleged violations of international law by its forces in Gaza a year ago is totally inadequate, Amnesty International said today.
  • United Nations
Region Middle East And North Africa
29 January 2010

Malaysia: Opposition leader Anwar faces ‘show trial’

Amnesty International has urged the Malaysian authorities to drop politically motivated criminal charges of sodomy against Anwar Ibrahim, the country’s opposition leader, after he today lost an appeal for access to the government’s evidence against him.

His trial is now set to begin on 2 February at the High Court. This case is the second time in 12 years that the authorities have brought such charges against the former deputy prime minister.

28 January 2010

‘Shocking’ execution of Iran protesters condemned

Amnesty International has condemned the execution of two men arrested during protests that followed Iran's disputed presidential election last year.
  • Death Penalty,
  • Arms control and human rights
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iran
28 January 2010

Amnesty International issues human rights plan for Honduras

Amnesty International today issued a series of recommendations to newly elected Honduran President Porfirio Lobo to repair the damage done to human rights since the June 2009 coup d’état, which left hundreds seeking justice.
Region Americas
Country Honduras
27 January 2010

Governments must be held to account for secret detentions

Amnesty International today called on all states to take concrete steps to end secret detention, following publication of a detailed United Nations report on its widespread use in the name of countering terrorism.
  • United Nations,
  • Security with Human Rights
26 January 2010

Romania must end forced evictions of Roma families

The Romanian authorities must stop the forced eviction of Roma families and immediately relocate those living for years in hazardous conditions next to waste dumps, sewage treatment plants or industrial areas on the outskirts of cities
Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Romania

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