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Amnesty International welcomes decision to not transfer Côte d'Ivoire toxic waste compensation

6 November 2009

Amnesty International has welcomed the decision of a Côte d’Ivoire court not to transfer $45 million in compensation owed to victims of the toxic waste dumping in Abidjan in 2006 to the account of an organization which was falsely claiming to represent all 30,000 of them.

Convictions in Abu Omar rendition case a step toward accountability

5 November 2009

US and Italian intelligence agents are convicted for their involvement in the abduction of Usama Mostafa Hassan Nasr (better known as Abu Omar).

Iranian security forces condemned after clampdown on protesters

5 November 2009

Activist on trial for denouncing pollution in Tunisia must be released

5 November 2009

Amnesty International has called for the release of a human rights activist who went on trial this week for making a video about pollution in Tunisia and posting it on Facebook.

EU and India must work together at UN to protect human rights

5 November 2009

The European Union and India should work together at the United Nations to protect human rights in places of crisis, Amnesty International has said in a letter ahead of the EU India summit in New Delhi.

Saudi Arabia executes three more foreign nationals

5 November 2009

Amnesty International has strongly condemned the beheading of two Sri Lankan nationals and one Indian national in the city of Jeddah this week.

Côte d'Ivoire authorities must ensure toxic waste compensation reaches victims

5 November 2009

Amnesty International has urged that $45 million compensation paid by an oil trading company to victims of one of the worst toxic dumping scandals in recent years must reach the people to whom it is owed.

Veteran human rights lawyer faces up to 15 years in Syrian prison

4 November 2009

Amnesty International believes that charges have been brought against Haytham al-Maleh simply because he exercised his right to freedom of expression.

African governments must reaffirm commitment to International Criminal Court

4 November 2009

Government representatives meeting in Addis Ababa have been urged by Amnesty International to clearly state they would prevent any officials accused of genocide, crimes against humanity or war crimes from seeking safe haven in their countries.

Acts of torture by Guyanese police must be punished

4 November 2009

Amnesty International has urged the Guyanese authorities to charge police officers involved in the torture and ill-treatment of three individuals who were detained in relation to a murder investigation.

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