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6 December 2010

Côte d’Ivoire security forces urged to protect civilians as tensions rise

Amnesty International has called on the security forces in Côte d’Ivoire to protect civilians, as the number of people shot dead in violent incidents following the country's presidential elections rose to at least 20.
Tensions have risen in Côte d’Ivoire since both presidential candidates in the 28 November election

Tags
  • Military, Security And Police Equipment
Region Africa
3 December 2010

Iraqi Interior Minister condemned for demanding execution of al-Qai’da suspects

Amnesty International today strongly condemned a call by the Iraqi Interior Minister for the swift execution of 39 alleged al-Qai’da members as they were paraded before journalists, handcuffed and clad in orange jumpsuits.

Tags
  • Armed Groups,
  • Death Penalty,
  • Detention
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iraq
2 December 2010

Zimbabwe: Newborn deaths must be investigated

The Zimbabwean government should urgently investigate the deaths of newborn babies at a settlement it created to re-house people made homeless by its mass forced eviction program five years ago, Amnesty International said in a report released today.

Tags
  • Demand Dignity
Region Africa
Country Zimbabwe
2 December 2010

Deadly raid on Côte d’Ivoire opposition headquarters condemned

Amnesty International has condemned an armed raid led by a paramilitary force (gendarmerie) on an opposition party headquarters in the city of Abidjan in Côte d’Ivoire on 1 December, which left at least four people dead and several wounded.

Tags
  • Armed Groups,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Law Enforcement
Region Africa
1 December 2010

Wikileaks cable corroborates evidence of US airstrikes in Yemen

A leaked diplomatic cable has corroborated images released earlier this year by Amnesty International showing that the US military carried out a missile strike in south Yemen in December 2009 that killed dozens of local residents.

Tags
  • Armed Conflict,
  • Armed Groups,
  • Military, Security And Police Equipment
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Yemen
1 December 2010

Central African Republic must arrest Omar al-Bashir during visit

Amnesty International has called on the Central African Republic (CAR) to arrest wanted Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and surrender him to the International Criminal Court (ICC), should he go ahead with his planned visit to the country on Thursday

Region Africa
1 December 2010

Execution of Iranian footballer’s wife condemned

Amnesty International has today condemned the Iranian authorities for carrying out the execution of Khadijeh Jahed, known as “Shahla”, the temporary wife of a prominent Iranian footballer, at Evin Prison, Tehran this morning.

Tags
  • Death Penalty
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iran
30 November 2010

Egypt parliamentary election violence must be investigated

Amnesty International today called on the Egyptian authorities to fully investigate the deaths, violence and other human rights abuses that marred last Sunday’s parliamentary elections.

Tags
  • Detention,
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Impunity,
  • Law Enforcement
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt
30 November 2010

Iranian footballer’s wife to be executed tomorrow

Amnesty International is calling on the Iranian authorities to immediately halt the imminent execution of Shahla Jahed, the temporary wife of a prominent Iranian footballer.

Tags
  • Death Penalty
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iran
28 November 2010

Swiss deportation referendum success puts human rights at risk

Amnesty International urges the Swiss authorities at all levels not to enforce the deportation of foreigners convicted of certain criminal offences if this will result in human rights violations after voters backed the move in a referendum on Sunday

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Switzerland

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