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5 May 2009

Ethiopia: Government must reveal fate of political prisoners

Amnesty International today called on the Ethiopian government to immediately disclose the names and fate of more than 35 people believed to be held by its security fo
Region Africa
Country Ethiopia
5 May 2009

Iran: Stop Wednesday’s execution of two juvenile offenders

The Iranian authorities must halt the execution of two juvenile offenders due to be executed on Wednesday, five days after the execution of Delara Darabi who had been
Tags
  • Death Penalty
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iran
5 May 2009

Zimbabwe: Human rights and political activists back in detention

Amnesty International called for the immediate and unconditional release or prompt and fair trial of 18 human rights and political activists detained today, just two m
Region Africa
Country Zimbabwe
4 May 2009

China: End the harassment of Sichuan earthquake survivors and activists

The Chinese authorities intimidated and unlawfully detained parents and relatives of children who died in the devastating Sichuan earthquake and harassed activists and
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country China
4 May 2009

Cyclone Nargis: One year on, 21 people imprisoned for helping the victims


One year after Cyclone Nargis devastated Myanmar, 21 people remain behind bars for their cyclone relief efforts.  Amnesty International calls on the Myanm
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Myanmar
1 May 2009

Iran: Outrage at execution of Delara Darabi

This morning, Iranian authorities executed Delara Darabi in Rasht Central Prison. She is the second person to be executed this year after being convicted of a crime sh
Tags
  • Death Penalty
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iran
1 May 2009

Colombia: Positive first steps in finding killers of husband of Indigenous leader


The detention of seven members of the army unit that killed the husband of an Indigenous leader is welcome, but a thorough and independent criminal investigati
Region Americas
Country Colombia
30 April 2009

Czech Republic: Amnesty International in support of nationwide action against attacks on Roma

Amnesty International’s 2-million members from around the world today declared their support and solidarity with the Roma community and civil society activists
Region Europe And Central Asia
30 April 2009

China: Crackdown on activists intensifies; rule of law ignored

Chinese authorities have intensified the crackdown on human rights activists across the country in the lead up to the twentieth anniversary of the Tiananmen Square pro
Tags
  • Activists
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country China
29 April 2009

USA: President Obama sends mixed messages on counter terrorism in first 100 days

Amnesty International today described US President Barack Obama’s first 100 days when it comes to counter terrorism policies as “promises for change with o
Tags
  • Security with Human Rights
Region Americas
Country USA

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