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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
5 November 2010

Malaysia must ensure fair trial for Georgian women

Amnesty International calls on the Malaysian authorities to ensure that two Georgian women accused of drug trafficking receive fair trials that meet international standards

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Malaysia
4 November 2010

Indonesia: Barriers preventing women achieving reproductive health

Many Indonesian women and girls, especially those from poor and marginalised communities, struggle to achieve reproductive health in the face of discriminatory laws, policies and practices, a new report by Amnesty International says.

Tags
  • Women
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Indonesia
4 November 2010

Ukraine must stop harassment of trade union activist

Amnesty International has urged the Ukraine authorities to stop the harassment of a trade union activist who remains in hiding after a court ordered him to undergo a forced psychiatric examination

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Ukraine
3 November 2010

Singapore convicts author of death penalty book

Singapore’s conviction of author Alan Shadrake for contempt of court will further stifle freedom of expression and legitimate criticism of the Singaporean judiciary, Amnesty International said today. 

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Death Penalty,
  • Discrimination,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Singapore
3 November 2010

Fears grow for Iran stoning case lawyer and son

Amnesty International today called on the Iranian authorities to immediately release the lawyer and son of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, an Iranian woman who is at risk of execution by stoning, if they are held solely for trying to pass on information about her case.

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Death Penalty,
  • Detention,
  • Prisoners Of Conscience
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iran
28 October 2010

Italy urged to stop mass expulsions

Amnesty International is calling on the Italian authorities to investigate urgently whether 68 people rescued at sea and then forcibly returned to Egypt within 48 hours were given the opportunity to apply for international protection

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Italy

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