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Press Releases

28 April 2010

Widespread abuse against migrants is Mexican ‘human rights crisis’

The Mexican authorities must act to halt the continuing abuse of migrants who are preyed on by criminal gangs while public officials turn a blind eye or even play an active part in kidnappings, rapes and murders, Amnesty International said in a new report released today.

  • Refugees, Displaced People And Migrants
Region Americas
Country Mexico
28 April 2010

Moldova: LGBT rights must be respected after pro-equality march is banned

Amnesty International today condemned a Moldovan appeal court's decision to uphold a ban on an upcoming pro-equality march due to "security and public morality concerns".

  • Discrimination,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Moldova
27 April 2010

Rwanda: Opposition leader must receive fair trial

Amnesty International urges the Rwandan Government to ensure that opposition leader Victoire Ingabire, receives a swift, fair trial on charges including genocide ideology and collaboration with a “terrorist” group, and is not punished for the legitimate exercise of freedom of expression.

  • International Justice
Region Africa
Country Rwanda
26 April 2010

Iraq’s Civilians Under Fire: Better protection urgently needed

Amnesty International today called on the Iraqi authorities to urgently step up the protection of civilians amid the recent surge of deadly violence in the country.

  • Armed Conflict
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iraq
22 April 2010

Nigeria: Governor ‘threatens to execute inmates’ to ease prison congestion

Amnesty International has condemned a reported move by Nigerian state governors to execute death row inmates to ease overcrowding and urged the authorities to instead address the underlying problems in the criminal justice system.

  • Death Penalty
Region Africa
Country Nigeria
22 April 2010

Charges against Spanish investigative judge must be dropped

Amnesty International today strongly condemned the ‘outrageous’ charges brought against a leading investigative judge who is due to appear before the Supreme Court in May on charges of abusing his power.

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Spain
21 April 2010

Belgium full face veil ban would breach international law

Amnesty International urges the Belgian Parliament not to pass a draft law which would prohibit the wearing of full face veils anywhere in public as the country’s Chamber of Deputies prepares to vote on the issue on 22 April 2010

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Belgium
20 April 2010

Sri Lanka’s new parliament must drop emergency laws

Sri Lanka’s first post-war parliament must get rid of draconian emergency laws that have allowed for decades of widespread human rights abuses, Amnesty International said today.  

  • Armed Conflict,
  • Crimes Against Humanity And War Crimes,
  • Death In Custody,
  • Detention,
  • Disappearances And Abductions,
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Impunity,
  • International Justice,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Prison Conditions,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment,
  • Security with Human Rights
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Sri Lanka
19 April 2010

Somalia: Al-Shabab must immediately free human rights activist

The Somali armed opposition group al-Shabab must immediately free a human rights defender it captured last week and stop its relentless attacks on other activists, Amnesty International said today.

  • Armed Groups
Region Africa
Country Somalia
16 April 2010

Dow cannot run from the legacy of Bhopal by sponsoring ‘Run For Water’ events

The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) cannot run from its responsibility for the ongoing impacts of the 1984 Bhopal gas leak by sponsoring Live Earth ‘Run for Water’ events, Amnesty International said today.

  • Business And Human Rights
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country India

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