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3 June 2009

China: Harassment of activists escalates ahead of Tiananmen Anniversary

Chinese authorities have stepped up curbs on dissenting voices and escalated censorship of activists throughout the country, a day before the 20th anniversary of the T
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country China
3 June 2009

Lithuania: Proposed law would violate human rights and reinforce homophobia

Amnesty International today condemned the Lithuanian parliament, the Seimas, for voting to proceed with a bill that institutionalizes homophobia and violates the

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Lithuania
2 June 2009

China: Hold independent inquiry into 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown

Chinese authorities should hold an open and independent inquiry into the 1989 violent military crackdown on peaceful demonstrators in and around Tiananmen Square, Amne
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country China
29 May 2009

Sri Lanka: UN must publicize civilian casualty figures

The United Nations must immediately publicize its estimate of the number of civilians killed by the two sides in the final weeks of fighting in Sri Lanka, Amnesty Inte
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Sri Lanka
28 May 2009


The world is sitting on a social, political and economic time bomb fuelled by an unfolding human rights crisis, said Amnesty International’s Secretary General Ir
22 May 2009

Sri Lanka: Human Rights Council should demand immediate access and accountability

Amnesty International welcomes the decision by the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) to hold a Special Session on Sri Lanka on Tuesday 26 May.

“For t
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Sri Lanka
20 May 2009

Russian Federation: Amnesty International launches annual report and second Memorandum to President Medvedev

On 28 May in Moscow, Amnesty International will present the organization's main conclusions regarding the global trends in the protection of human rights and will il
Region Europe And Central Asia
20 May 2009

The Martin Ennals Award 2009 goes to Human Rights Defender from Iran

Today the Jury of the Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders (MEA)
announced as the 2009 Laureate Emad Baghi, a leading Iranian human rights defender b
  • Law Enforcement
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iran
18 May 2009

Sri Lanka: Urgent need for human rights protection

As the war between the Sri Lankan government and the Tamil Tigers (LTTE) reaches its final hours and the humanitarian crisis unfolds, Amnesty International is calling
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Sri Lanka

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