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5 August 2010

Georgian government must secure future for displaced

The Georgian authorities must do more than the bare minimum to provide adequate housing, employment and access to health care to those displaced in conflicts in the 1990s and the war with Russia in August 2008

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Georgia
5 August 2010

Colombia: New government must guarantee an independent justice system

Colombia’s new government must ensure the independence of the country’s justice system, allowing it to bring to justice those responsible for human rights abuses committed during the country’s long-running armed conflict, Amnesty International said today.

Tags
  • Armed Conflict,
  • Armed Groups,
  • Crimes Against Humanity And War Crimes,
  • Disappearances And Abductions,
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Impunity,
  • Indigenous peoples,
  • Refugees, Displaced People And Migrants,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment
Region Americas
Country Colombia
5 August 2010

Rwanda: Pre-election attacks on politicians and journalists condemned

Amnesty International condemns attacks on politicians and journalists in the run up to the presidential election on August 9 and calls on the government to ensure the poll is held in an atmosphere where Rwandans can freely express their views.

Tags
  • Freedom Of Expression
Region Africa
Country Rwanda
4 August 2010

Angola: Release activists jailed over attack on Togo football team

Amnesty International has called for the release of four Angolan human rights activists unlawfully jailed in connection with an attack on the Togolese football team in Cabinda that left two people dead and several injured.

Tags
  • International Justice
Region Africa
Country Angola
4 August 2010

Indonesia: Malukan activists at risk of torture in detention

Amnesty International has warned that 10 Malukan political activists detained by Indonesia’s special anti-terrorism police are facing a high risk of torture.

Tags
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Indonesia
3 August 2010

Serbian Roma families facing forced eviction

Amnesty International today urged the Belgrade authorities to halt plans to destroy a Roma settlement amid fears that an eviction could be imminent.

Tags
  • Demand Dignity
Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Serbia
3 August 2010

Kenya: Government must protect citizens during referendum

Amnesty International is calling on Kenyan politicians not to incite ethnic hatred or violence and for the country’s security forces to protect the population from human rights violations during a key referendum on a new constitution.

Tags
  • Human Rights Standards
Region Africa
Country Kenya
2 August 2010

Yemen authorities accused of complicity in tribal extrajudicial execution

Amnesty International has urged the Yemeni authorities to launch an immediate independent investigation into the extrajudicial execution of a man accused of murdering a tribal sheikh.
Tags
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Yemen
2 August 2010

Pakistan: Zardari’s UK visit must deliver human rights gains in Northwest

Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari should use his UK visit to announce reforms in the country’s northwest that will help combat human rights violations there, Amnesty International said today.

Tags
  • Armed Conflict,
  • Armed Groups,
  • Security with Human Rights
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Pakistan
2 August 2010

India: 14 protesters shot dead in escalating Kashmir violence

Security forces in Jammu and Kashmir should not use live ammunition except as a last resort to protect against a threat to life, Amnesty International said today.

Tags
  • Law Enforcement
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country India

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