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The Wire, August/September 2011. Vol. 41, issue 04
1 August 2011

1) Stubborn, Irritating, Outrageous 2) Women in Nicaragua need your voice, your action, your solidarity; 'We all have a role in the changing world' 3) Stand ...

Newsletter       NWS 21/004/2011

Indonesia: Arbitrary and excessive use of force and firearms in ...
1 August 2011

On 27 June 2011 security forces in North Sumatra province reportedly used arbitrary and excessive force and firearms in an attempt to forcibly evict a ...

Document       ASA 21/026/2011

India: Further information: Indian environmentalist released ...
1 August 2011

Dr Harihar Patel, one of the two human rights defenders and environmental rights campaigners who have spent two months in the state of Chhattisgarh ...

Urgent Action       ASA 20/039/2011

Thailand: Time to end human rights violations: Amnesty ...
31 July 2011

In this submission, prepared for the Universal Periodic Review of Thailand in October 2011, Amnesty International raises concerns about national security ...

Report       ASA 39/001/2011

Malaysia: Further information: Six Malaysian activists released
29 July 2011

Six Malaysian activists arrested in Penang on 25 June 2011 have now been released. They were held without charge for over a month under an Emergency ...

Urgent Action       ASA 28/006/2011

Sri Lanka: Further information: Remains of Sri Lankan ...
29 July 2011

Remains thought to be of Sri Lankan human rights defender Pattani Razeek were exhumed in Valaichchenai, Eastern Sri Lanka on 28 July. His family ...

Urgent Action       ASA 37/010/2011

Taiwan confirms another death sentence ignoring the global ...
28 July 2011

28 July 2011 - For immediate Release. Taiwan confirms another death sentence ignoring the global trend. On 28 July by ...

Public Statement       ASA 38/002/2011

Viet Nam: Further information: Vietnamese blogger "loses arm ...
27 July 2011

Imprisoned blogger Nguyen Hoang Hai, known as Dieu Cay, has “lost his arm,” according to a security official at the prison investigation office. No further ...

Urgent Action       ASA 41/004/2011

Chinese human rights activist facing trial
27 July 2011

Human rights activist Wang Lihong was detained in Beijing, China on 21 April, and could face trial as soon as next month. The Supreme People's Procuratorate ...

Urgent Action       ASA 17/038/2011

Viet Nam: Further information: Priest returned to prison from ...
26 July 2011

Human rights activist Father Nguyen Van Ly, a Catholic priest, was arrested by police in the diocese of Hue, central Viet Nam, on the afternoon of 25 ...

Urgent Action       ASA 41/003/2011