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Press Releases

 
16 November 2010

UK urged to establish the truth about rights violations

Amnesty International is calling on the UK to make the full truth known about alleged human rights violations against people held overseas during counter-terrorism operations after it was reported a number of men are to receive a financial settlement following legal action

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country UK
15 November 2010

European governments must provide justice for victims of CIA programmes

Amnesty International today calls on European governments to provide justice for the victims of the CIA’s unlawful rendition and secret detention programmes which led to the enforced disappearance, torture and ill-treatment of a number of people

Tags
  • Security with Human Rights
13 November 2010

Myanmar should free all prisoners of conscience following Aung San Suu Kyi’s release

Amnesty International today welcomes the release of Aung San Suu Kyi, but calls on the government of Myanmar to immediately release all of the prisoners of conscience in the country.

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Demand Dignity,
  • Detention,
  • Discrimination,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Impunity,
  • Individuals at Risk,
  • International Justice,
  • Military, Security And Police Equipment,
  • Poverty,
  • Prison Conditions,
  • Prisoners Of Conscience,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Myanmar
11 November 2010

Calls for investigation into deaths in Western Sahara protest camp

The Moroccan authorities must open an independent investigation into events that led to a number of deaths and injuries at Gadaym Izik, a protest camp near Laayoune, Western Sahara, Amnesty International said today.

Tags
  • Armed Conflict,
  • Armed Groups,
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Morocco
11 November 2010

Egyptian blogger held despite completing prison sentence

Amnesty International today called on the Egyptian authorities to immediately release a blogger who the authorities continue to hold despite his completion of a four year prison sentence.

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Detention,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Impunity,
  • Individuals at Risk,
  • Prisoners Of Conscience,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt
10 November 2010

Hungary urged to thoroughly investigate attacks on Roma

The Hungarian government should thoroughly investigate racially motivated violent attacks against Roma and provide the victims with access to justice

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Hungary
10 November 2010

China milk scandal activist sentencing condemned

Amnesty International today condemned the two-and-a-half-year sentence given to a Chinese activist who organized a support group for parents of babies made ill by tainted milk.

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Medical And Health,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country China
10 November 2010

US must begin criminal investigation of torture following Bush admission

Amnesty International today urged a criminal investigation into the role of former US President George W. Bush and other officials in the use of “enhanced interrogation techniques” against detainees held in secret US custody after the former president admitted authorizing their use.

Tags
  • Armed Conflict,
  • Crimes Against Humanity And War Crimes,
  • Detention,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Impunity,
  • Individuals at Risk,
  • International Justice,
  • Prison Conditions
Region Americas
Country USA
8 November 2010

Amnesty International and Gael García Bernal launch films on migrants in Mexico

Amnesty International and Mexican actor and producer Gael García Bernal, launched today a series of films depicting the plight of irregular migrants in Mexico.

Tags
  • Demand Dignity,
  • Disappearances And Abductions,
  • Discrimination,
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Individuals at Risk,
  • Medical And Health,
  • Poverty,
  • Refugees, Displaced People And Migrants,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment
Region Americas
Country Mexico
5 November 2010

Myanmar: Government attacks on freedoms compromises elections

The Myanmar government’s attacks on the freedoms of expression, peaceful assembly, and association compromises the country’s first elections in 20 years, Amnesty International said today. 

Tags
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Individuals at Risk,
  • Prisoners Of Conscience
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Myanmar

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