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20 August 2010

Saudi Arabia urged not to deliberately paralyse man as retribution punishment

Amnesty International has urged the Saudi Arabian authorities not to deliberately paralyse a man in retribution for similar injuries he allegedly caused during a fight.

Tags
  • Medical And Health,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Saudi Arabia
19 August 2010

Malaysia should halt expansion of security force accused of abuses

The Malaysian government should scrap plans to expand a state-sponsored security force of civilian volunteers with a long record of human rights abuses against refugees and migrants, Amnesty International said today.

Tags
  • Detention,
  • Refugees, Displaced People And Migrants
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Malaysia
18 August 2010

Bahrain intensifies crackdown on activists and clerics

Amnesty International calls on the Bahraini authorities to reveal the whereabouts of eight human rights defenders, political activists and Shia clerics arrested in a clampdown by the authorities amid fears that they could be prisoners of conscience.

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Detention
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Bahrain
17 August 2010

Cuba: Campaign against mother of dead hunger striker must end

The Cuban authorities must act to end the harassment of the mother of a prisoner of conscience who died following a hunger strike to push for the release of other prisoners, Amnesty International said today.

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Death In Custody,
  • Detention,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Impunity,
  • Prisoners Of Conscience,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment
Region Americas
Country Cuba
16 August 2010

Afghan couple stoned to death by Taleban

Amnesty International has condemned the first Taleban executions by stoning carried out in Afghanistan since 2001.

Tags
  • Armed Groups,
  • Death Penalty,
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • Trials And Legal Systems,
  • Women,
  • Security with Human Rights,
  • Stop Violence Against Women
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Afghanistan
13 August 2010

Amnesty International Sign Up Support At U2 Concerts for Demand Dignity Campaign in Fight Against Global Poverty

Amnesty International will continue to promote its “Demand Dignity” campaign by giving out information at stadium’s on the European leg of the U2360° Tour.

12 August 2010

Omar Khadr Guantánamo military trial condemned

Amnesty International has condemned the US government’s decision to go ahead with the military commission trial of Omar Khadr at the Guantánamo Bay detention centre, describing the move as another violation of human rights by the USA in the name of countering terrorism

Region Americas
Country USA
12 August 2010

TV ‘confession’ of Iran stoning case woman criticised

Amnesty International criticized the TV “confession” of an Iranian woman last night, in which Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, awaiting execution by stoning for adultery, appears to implicate herself in the murder of her husband.

Tags
  • Death Penalty,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • International Justice,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iran
11 August 2010

India must investigate abduction of activists

Amnesty International is calling on Indian authorities to urgently investigate the armed abduction of two indigenous leaders, who were on their way to campaign against the bauxite mine project proposed by a subsidiary of UK-based company Vedanta Resources, and the Orissa Mining Corporation.

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Business And Human Rights,
  • Disappearances And Abductions,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Demand Dignity
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country India
10 August 2010

Taleban should be prosecuted for war crimes in Afghanistan

The Taleban and other insurgent groups should be investigated and prosecuted for war crimes, Amnesty International said today, following the release of a UN report showing a rise in targeted killings of civilians in Afghanistan by anti-government fighters.

Tags
  • Armed Conflict,
  • Armed Groups,
  • Crimes Against Humanity And War Crimes,
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • International Justice,
  • United Nations,
  • Security with Human Rights
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Afghanistan

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