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18 March 2010

Cuba's 'ladies in white' at risk of beatings and intimidation

Amnesty International urged Cuban President Raúl Castro to ensure the safety of a group of female relatives of prisoners of conscience ahead of a scheduled demonstration today.

Region Americas
Country Cuba
16 March 2010

Viet Nam: Catholic Priest should be unconditionally released

A Vietnamese human rights activist and Catholic priest who was temporarily allowed to leave detention yesterday should be unconditionally and permanently released, Amnesty International urged today. 

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Detention,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Prisoners Of Conscience
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Viet Nam
15 March 2010

Tunisia: Government must end harassment of former political prisoners

Amnesty International called on the Tunisian President to end the daily harassment of former political prisoners as the country celebrates its national independence day on 20 March.

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Tunisia
15 March 2010

Cuba urged to revoke repressive laws and release prisoners of conscience

Amnesty International today called on the Cuban authorities to revoke laws that restrict freedom of expression, assembly and association and to release all dissidents unfairly detained by the authorities.

Region Americas
Country Mexico
12 March 2010

USA urged to confront shocking maternal mortality rate

 

Amnesty International today called on US President Barack Obama to tackle soaring rates of maternal mortality and pregnancy-related complications that particularly affect minorities and those living in poverty.

 

Tags
  • Demand Dignity
Region Americas
Country USA
12 March 2010

Kenya: Investigation into alleged police killings must be impartial

Amnesty International has called for the promised investigation into the alleged killing by Kenyan police of seven men to be impartial, independent and for the results to be made public.

Tags
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings
Region Africa
Country Kenya
12 March 2010

Gambia: Detainees must be charged or released

Amnesty International today calls on the Gambian government to immediately charge or release all former government officials detained during a wave of arrests over the past week.

Tags
  • Detention
Region Africa
Country Gambia
11 March 2010

Italian authorities urged to stop forced evictions of Roma

Amnesty International has called on the authorities to review a controversial housing plan that has resulted in the forced eviction of hundreds of Roma and paves the way for thousands more over the coming months

Tags
  • Demand Dignity
Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Italy
11 March 2010

Egypt: Halt execution of man accused of murder

Amnesty International has made an urgent personal appeal to Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak to prevent the execution of a man who is believed to have been wrongly convicted of murder and whose co-accused was executed on Wednesday.

Tags
  • Death Penalty
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt
10 March 2010

Myanmar opposition must be free to fight elections

Amnesty International urges Myanmar to overturn a new law that bars all political prisoners, including detained Nobel Peace-prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, from belonging to a political party before upcoming national elections.

Tags
  • Freedom Of Expression
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Myanmar

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