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Press Releases

9 July 2009

Peru: Police must respect human rights at all times, Amnesty demands as protests intensify

Following the detention of 156 demonstrators in Peru, including 127 in Lima, Amnesty International called on the police not to use excessive force, as protests
Region Americas
Country Peru
9 July 2009

Iran: tear gas used against demonstrators marking 18 Tir (9 July) anniversary - NEWS FLASH

Amnesty International condemned the excessive use of force by Iranian security forces today, following baton charges and use of teargas against demonstrators in Tehran
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iran
7 July 2009

Ethiopia: New Anti-Terrorism Proclamation jeopardizes freedom of expression

Reacting to the news that the Ethiopian Parliament has today passed an Anti-Terror Pro
Region Africa
Country Ethiopia
6 July 2009

China: Fair and impartial investigation must be launched in Urumqi

Amnesty International today called on the authorities in Urumqi to immediately launch an independent and impartial investigation into reports that 140 people were

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country China
6 July 2009

Amnesty International 'Demand Dignity' on U2 360 Degrees Tour

Long-time Amnesty International supporters U2 will provide an opportunity for fans to sign up to Amnesty International’s new Demand Dignity campaign during their
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
6 July 2009

Madagascar: Human rights overlooked in resolving the current political crisis

Following a mission to Madagascar, Amnesty International called on all Malagasy political leaders and specifically the Haute Autorité de Transition to ensure
Region Africa
Country Madagascar
3 July 2009

Honduras: Intimidation of media workers and protestors rising

Amnesty International denounced an escalation in human rights abuses in Honduras and urged the security forces to respect the rule of law and human rights when the Pre
Region Americas
Country Honduras
3 July 2009

Italy: Napolitano should reject the “security package”

Amnesty International calls on the President of the Italian Republic to send the so called ‘security package’ - approved by the Senate yesterday - back to
Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Italy
3 July 2009

African Union: Non-co-operation with Bashir Arrest Warrant an insult for victims

In response to reports on the decision by the African Union (AU) not to cooperate with a war crimes warrant of arrest, issued by the International Criminal Court again
Country Africa
2 July 2009

Israel/Occupied PalestinianTerritories:Impunity for war crimes in Gaza and southern Israel recipe for further civilian suffering

Israeli forces killed hundreds of unarmed Palestinian civilians and destroyed thousands of homes in Gaza in attacks which breached the laws of war, Amnesty Internation
  • Armed Conflict,
  • Crimes Against Humanity And War Crimes
Region Middle East And North Africa

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