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20 May 2011

Following a dramatic 49-49 vote Uruguay's Parliament has failed to annul the effects of a controversial 1986 amnesty law.

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17 May 2011
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13 May 2011

Amnesty International's annual report details how the rise of social media is fuelling a new activism that repressive governments are struggling to control.

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14 April 2011

Government urged to investigate links between gangs and public officials, following the arrest of 16 police officers accused of working with gang members responsible for mass killings near the US border.

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07 April 2011

Authorities urged to conduct a full investigation into the deaths of 59 people, whose bodies were found on a route used by migrants travelling to the USA.

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23 March 2011

Authorities urged to halt the evictions by security forces which have so far left 2,500 people homeless and resulted in the death of one man.

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07 March 2011

Authorities urged to stop the high numbers of women being killed across the country and ensure perpetrators are brought to justice, ahead of International Women's Day.

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28 February 2011

Control Arms Coalition calls on countries meeting at the UN in New York this week to ensure no weapons or munitions are sold to human rights abusers.

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25 February 2011

Authorities urged to investigate the killings and to protect the rest of the indigenous Quebrada Seca community in the east of the country.

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25 February 2011

Amnesty International urges the Mexican authorities to provide protection to the family of a murdered human rights activist, after three of her relatives were today found dead.

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21 January 2011

Amnesty International calls for justice to be done for cases of detention without trial, torture, enforced disappearances and extrajudicial executions between 1971 and 1986.

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01 December 2010

A leaked cable confirms images released by Amnesty International showing that the US military carried out a missile strike in south Yemen that killed dozens of local residents.

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22 October 2010

Amnesty International has urged the Mexican authorities to investigate a deadly attack on members of an Indigenous Triqui community by an armed group with alleged links to the authorities.

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14 October 2010

Former Interior Minister Carlos Vielman and former National Director of Police Erwin Sperisen are among those being investigated over the killings of prisoners in 2005 and 2006.

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15 September 2010

President García to repeal a decree which could grant amnesties to military personnel alleged to have committed abuses during the 1980 – 2000 internal conflict.

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13 September 2010

Three people have been killed after they were named on the lists of around 90 men and women in the two of Puerto Asis in the southern region of Putumayo.

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10 June 2010

Luis Alfonso Plazas Vega faces 30 years in prison for the disappearance of 11 people in 1985 during a hostage situation at the Palace of Justice in Bogotá, which left over 100 dead.

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09 June 2010

Student Sergio Adrián Hernández was killed when an officer opened fire on a group of young Mexicans that were reportedly throwing stones.

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27 May 2010

Dozens of people have been killed in the capital city of Kingston during a security operation to arrest an alleged drug dealer.

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27 May 2010

Amnesty International's annual assessment of the state of the world's human rights, details abuses in 159 countries and shows how power politics are worsening the situation.

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