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Colombia: Death threats received in 'humanitarian zone'
30 April 2014

Three human rights defenders have been threatened by paramilitaries in the port city of Buenavenutra, southern Colombia, following the creation of the ...

Urgent Action       AMR 23/016/2014

Brazil: Call for inquiries into two killings in Rio
30 April 2014

A man was shot dead during a protest in the Pavão-Pavãozinho community in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro on 22 April. The community was protesting ...

Urgent Action       AMR 19/003/2014

Colombia: Open letter to Presidential candidates. Putting ...
30 April 2014

This letter focuses on key questions related to two fundamental issues: protecting civilians and respecting the right of victims of human rights abuses ...

Open Letter       AMR 23/014/2014

Paraguay: Further information: Victory of indigenous ...
25 April 2014

On 24 April the plenary of the Paraguayan Senate voted on a bill to return 14404 hectares of traditional land to the Sawhoyamaxa indigenous community ...

Urgent Action       AMR 45/005/2014

Paraguay: Vital vote on indigenous land claim imminent
22 April 2014

On 24 April the Paraguayan Senate votes on a bill to return 14404 hectares of traditional land to the Sawhoyamaxa indigenous community. A positive ...

Urgent Action       AMR 45/004/2014

Suggested recommendations to States considered in the 19th ...
17 April 2014

In this document Amnesty International makes recommendations to the governments of different states about ratification of international human rights ...

Document       IOR 41/012/2014

USA: After decades in isolation, time to release Albert ...
17 April 2014

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL. PUBLIC STATEMENT. AI Index: AMR 51/026/2014. EMBARGO DATE: 17 APRIL 2014. USA ...

Public Statement       AMR 51/026/2014

Honduran media worker murdered at his home
17 April 2014

On 11 April Carlos Mejía was stabbed to death in his home, in El Progreso municipality, Honduras. He had been threatened in the past in apparent ...

Urgent Action       AMR 37/005/2014

USA: Texas again set to execute for crime at age 18: Robert ...
16 April 2014

Robert Campbell, aged 41, is due to be executed on 13 May. He has been on death row for 22 years, over half of his life. This would be the third Texas ...

Urgent Action       AMR 51/025/2014

Dominican Republic: Threatened with death after torture
16 April 2014

Two men were reportedly tortured while in police custody in the Dominican Republic on 12 April. Since then, the men and their relative Ana Patricia Fermín ...

Urgent Action       AMR 27/006/2014