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8 March 2010

Slovakia plans to remove Romani children from their families

Amnesty International has warned that establishing boarding schools for Romani children “and gradually detach[ing] them from the way of living they currently experience in the settlements“ is discriminatory and a blatant attack on the Roma way of living

Tags
  • Demand Dignity
Region Europe And Central Asia
8 March 2010

ARGENTINA: Safe abortion for young victims of rape

Two international human rights organizations, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, today urged the Argentine authorities to allow two 15-year-old rape victims access to safe abortions.

Tags
  • Women
Region Americas
Country Argentina
5 March 2010

UN forces must remain in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Amnesty International has said it strongly opposes any withdrawal or reduction of the numbers of UN peacekeepers from the Democratic Republic of Congo, after the government requested that the current force (MONUC) withdraws from the country by June 2011.

Tags
  • United Nations
5 March 2010

Egypt: Release blogger prosecuted by military court

Amnesty International today called for the Egyptian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release a blogger and prisoner of conscience facing up to nine and a half years in prison after he published a post alleging nepotism with in the armed forces.

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt
4 March 2010

Protest leaders punished for fighting high electricity charges in Mexico

Amnesty International today accused the Mexican authorities of misusing the justice system to detain three community leaders following their protests against high electricity prices in the state of Campeche, in the east of the country.

Region Americas
Country Mexico
26 February 2010

Cuban human rights activist in maximum security prison must be released

Amnesty International today adopted its 55th prisoner of conscience in Cuba and urged President Raúl Castro to release him immediately and unconditionally.

Tags
  • Prisoners Of Conscience
Region Americas
Country Cuba
26 February 2010

Homophobic law to enter into force in Lithuania

Amnesty International calls on the authorities of Lithuania to remove all restrictions on the distribution of public information relating to the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendereui people decreed in a new law

Tags
  • Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Lithuania
25 February 2010

South Korea: Death penalty abolition setback by Constitutional Court ruling

Amnesty International is deeply disappointed by the South Korean Constitutional Court’s decision to uphold the death penalty today.

Tags
  • Death Penalty
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country South Korea
24 February 2010

Guinea: Reform of security forces must deliver justice for Bloody Monday massacre

Amnesty International today warned that Guinea risks a new era of human rights violations if urgent reforms of the security forces do not take place and the perpetrators of last year’s massacre continue to escape justice.

Tags
  • Crimes Against Humanity And War Crimes,
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • Impunity,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment,
  • Arms control and human rights
Region Africa
Country Guinea
24 February 2010

Death of Cuban prisoner of conscience on hunger strike must herald change

Amnesty International has urged Cuban President Raúl Castro to immediately and unconditionally release all prisoners of conscience after a political activist died following a hunger strike.

Tags
  • Prisoners Of Conscience
Region Americas
Country Cuba

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