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8 September 2010

Iran stoning sentence suspension not enough

Amnesty International welcomes an Iranian official’s statement that Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani's sentence of stoning to death has been temporarily suspended but urged the authorities to overturn the death sentence against her entirely.

 

Tags
  • Death Penalty
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iran
6 September 2010

Swaziland: Arrests of human rights activists condemned

Amnesty International calls for an end to the harassment of human rights defenders and political activists in Swaziland following the arrest today of nearly 50 people at a gathering of activists in the country’s largest city, Manzini.

Tags
  • Detention
Region Africa
Country Swaziland
3 September 2010

Sri Lanka urged to ensure safety of detained former asylum seekers

Amnesty International is today calling on the Sri Lankan government to ensure the safety of three men who have been tortured and jailed following their forced return from Australia in 2009.

Tags
  • Detention,
  • Refugees, Displaced People And Migrants,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Sri Lanka
3 September 2010

Iranian journalist and human rights defender set to face trial

An Iranian journalist and human rights defender set to face trial tomorrow on a series of charges must be released immediately and unconditionally, Amnesty International said today.

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iran
2 September 2010

Slovak government urged to end segregation for Romani children

Amnesty International is urging the Slovak government to immediately end the segregation of Romani children in the country’s education system. This practice leaves thousands of Romani pupils in substandard education in schools and classes for pupils with “mild mental disabilities” or ethnically segregated mainstream schools and classes

Region Europe And Central Asia
1 September 2010

Mozambique police must only use live ammunition to protect life during demonstrations

Amnesty International today urged Mozambique’s police not to use live ammunition to disperse violent demonstrations in the capital Maputo unless lives are at risk.

Tags
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings
Region Africa
Country Mozambique
31 August 2010

Rwanda: Vague laws used to criminalise criticism of government

Rwanda’s new government must urgently review vague ‘genocide ideology’ and ‘sectarianism’ laws that are being used to suppress political dissent and stifle freedom of speech, Amnesty International said in a report released today.

Region Africa
Country Rwanda
31 August 2010

Bosnia and Herzegovina must reject Burqa ban

Amnesty International is urging the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina to reject a draft law prohibiting wearing in public clothes which prevent identification which is set to be debated tomorrow

Region Europe And Central Asia
27 August 2010

KENYA REFUSES TO ARREST SUDANESE PRESIDENT OMAR AL-BASHIR

Amnesty International has criticized the Kenyan government for its failure to arrest Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir during his visit to the country to join celebrations ushering in Kenya’s new constitution today, viewing the refusal to arrest President al-Bashir as an obstruction of justice for victims in Darfur.

Tags
  • Crimes Against Humanity And War Crimes,
  • International Justice,
  • International Organizations,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Africa
Country Kenya
27 August 2010

Zimbabwe: Armed police torch homes of 250 people in Harare

Amnesty International is calling on the Zimbabwean government to take immediate action to protect some 250 people who were forcibly evicted before their homes and possessions were set alight during a night raid by armed Zimbabwean police.

Region Africa
Country Zimbabwe

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