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28 February 2011

Vietnamese authorities must release Dr. Nguyen Dan Que

Amnesty International is calling for the immediate release of Dr. Nguyen Dan Que, a Vietnamese political and human rights activist, who was arrested on Saturday, 26 February 2011, by the Ho Chi Minh City Police Investigation Agency.

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Detention,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Prisoners Of Conscience
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Viet Nam
28 February 2011

Control Arms Coalition: Time to get serious on the Arms Trade Treaty

New York : Campaigners today called on governments meeting at the United Nations to ensure no weapons or munitions are sold to human rights abusers. The call came as delegates meet this week to resume negotiations on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), a legally-binding treaty to regulate the global arms trade.

Tags
  • Military, Security And Police Equipment,
  • Arms control and human rights
28 February 2011

India: Orissa steel project threatens human rights

About 2,000 Indian farmers could lose their livelihoods in the next month if a proposed US$12 billion steel plant operation involving South Korean steel giant POSCO goes ahead

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country India
28 February 2011

Oman must rein in security forces to prevent further deaths

Amnesty International has called on the Omani authorities to rein in their security forces after at least two people were reported to have been killed when police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at anti-government protesters over the weekend

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Oman
27 February 2011

Unanimous Security Council vote a crucial moment for international justice

Saturday's Security Council referral of Libya to the International Criminal Court marks a historic moment in accountability for crimes under international law, Amnesty International said today.

Tags
  • Crimes Against Humanity And War Crimes,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • International Justice,
  • International Organizations,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Trials And Legal Systems,
  • United Nations
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Libya
26 February 2011

Yemen: Security forces block access to hospital

Amnesty International has received reports that security forces in Yemen refused to allow residents to take the injured to hospital after Central Security forces fired on anti-government protesters and bystanders yesterday when at least 11 people were killed.

 

Tags
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Medical And Health
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Yemen
25 February 2011

Egypt: Protect families of those killed in protests from intimidation

Amnesty International is calling on the Egyptian authorities to ensure that families of individuals killed during the recent anti-government demonstrations are protected from intimidation and reprisals.

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt
25 February 2011

Security Council must refer Libya to International Criminal Court

Amnesty International has today called on the UN Security Council to refer the situation in Libya to the International Criminal Court and impose an immediate arms embargo, ahead of a planned session in New York on 25 February.

Tags
  • Crimes Against Humanity And War Crimes,
  • International Organizations,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Trials And Legal Systems,
  • United Nations
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Libya
25 February 2011

Mexico urged to protect targeted family following triple killing

Amnesty International has urged the Mexican authorities to provide protection to the family of a murdered human rights activist, after three of her relatives were today found dead.

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Disappearances And Abductions,
  • Law Enforcement
Region Americas
Country Mexico
24 February 2011

Eight South Koreans convicted for breaching National Security Law

Amnesty International has condemned the conviction of eight members of the Socialist Workers League (SWL), a small association that espouses socialism. All eight men were found guilty under Article 7.1 of the National Security Law (NSL) for ‘propagating or instigating a rebellion against the State’.

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Discrimination,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country South Korea

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