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Colombia: Threats to defender and trade unionist
17 November 2011

An armed man and woman forced entry into the home of a Colombian human rights defender, Jackeline Rojas Castañeda. They threatened to kill her ...

Urgent Action       AMR 23/033/2011

USA: Further information: Ohio executes mentally ill man
16 November 2011

Reginald Brooks, a 66-year-old man diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, was executed in Ohio, USA on 15 November, after nearly three decades ...

Urgent Action       AMR 51/093/2011

USA: Christi Cheramie: Letter Writing Marathon: Write for ...
16 November 2011

Call for justice for Christi Cheramie. At age 16 she pleaded guilty to second-degree murder fearing that she would be sentenced to death if the ...

Document       AMR 51/071/2011

Argentina: Further information: Two children attacked by ...
11 November 2011

The son and grandson of Félix Díaz, the leader of the Toba Qom indigenous community of La Primavera, Argentina, were attacked by men with guns ...

Urgent Action       AMR 13/005/2011

Mexico: Inés Fernández Ortega and Valentina Rosendo Cantú ...
10 November 2011

Inés Fernández Ortega and Valentina Rosendo Cantú were raped by Mexican soldiers in 2002. No one has ever been brought to justice for the crimes ...

Document       AMR 41/050/2011

Mexico: Human rights defenders receive threat
10 November 2011

Six members of Comité Cerezo, a human rights organization in Mexico City, Mexico, have received a threat by email.

Urgent Action       AMR 41/072/2011

Brazil: Forced Evictions in Rio de Janeiro
10 November 2011

Open Letter       AMR 19/017/2011

Brasil: Remoções Forçadas no Rio de Janeiro
10 November 2011

Open Letter       AMR 19/017/2011

Voices of victims: Testimonies from victims of enforced ...
9 November 2011

Enforced disappearance is a dehumanising practice which has long-lasting and damaging consequences for both the disappeared person and his or ...

Document       IOR 51/009/2011

Finland: Further investigation into USA rendition flights ...
9 November 2011

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL. PUBLIC STATEMENT. AI Index: EUR 20/001/2011. 9 November 2011. Finland: Further investigation ...

Public Statement       EUR 20/001/2011