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20 April 2009

USA: Amnesty International to issue assessment of President Obama’s first 100 days on counter terrorism detention policies

On 29 April 2009, Amnesty International will publish a report assessing the new US administration’s first 100 days in office in relation to detentions conducted
Tags
  • Security with Human Rights
Region Americas
Country USA
20 April 2009

China: Wife of Human Rights Activist beaten

Amnesty International calls on the Shangdong authorities to stop the continuing harassment of Yuan Weijing, the wife of imprisoned legal activist Chen Guangcheng, who
Tags
  • Activists
20 April 2009

Iran: Roxana Saberi hostage to strained political US-Iranian relations

US-Iranian journalist Roxana Saberi is a pawn to the ongoing political developments between Iran and the USA and should be considered a prisoner of conscience, Amnesty
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iran
17 April 2009

Zimbabwe: Independence Day – time for action, not just words

As Zimbabwe prepares to commemorate its Independence Day tomorrow, Amnesty International warned that continuing human rights abuses by elements within the government r
Region Africa
Country Zimbabwe
17 April 2009

Moldova: Need for responsible policing

Hundreds of people, including minors, were detained in Moldova following the demonstrations which started in the capital Chişinău on 6 April and led to rioting on 7
Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Moldova
16 April 2009

Nigeria: Police ‘disappear’ four in Port Harcourt

Amnesty International today warned that police in the Niger Delta region are increasingly using illegal and violent means to tackle suspected militants and criminals i
Region Africa
Country Nigeria
16 April 2009

Sri Lanka: Immediate humanitarian truce needed so trapped civilians can reach safety

Amnesty International calls on the government of Sri Lanka and the LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) to declare an immediate humanitarian truce so an estimated 1
Tags
  • Armed Conflict
16 April 2009

Russian Federation: Normalization in Chechnya must bring accountability

Normalization in Chechnya is not possible without full accountability for the grievous human rights violations that have taken place in the country ravaged by two wa
Region Europe And Central Asia
14 April 2009

Iraq Kurdistan Region: Security forces above law

Security forces in Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan Region operate outside the rule of law and regularly abuse their authority, Amnesty International said in a new report t
Tags
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Law Enforcement
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iraq
14 April 2009

Sudan: Execution of nine potentially innocent men shows flaws of death penalty

The Sudanese government has executed nine people who may have been innocent, said Amnesty International today, in reaction to the killing of nine men convicted of murd
Region Africa
Country Sudan

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