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17 July 2009

Amnesty International Condemns Forced Eviction of Cambodian Families

The forced eviction of 60 low-income families in central Phnom Penh on Thursday and Friday has been strongly condemned by Amnesty International.

The f

Tags
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Cambodia
17 July 2009

Iran: Women's rights activist and lawyer violently arrested - NEWS FLASH

Amnesty International fears the wave of arrests of civil society activists in Iran is intensifying after lawyer and human rights activist, Shadi Sadr, was violent

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Detention
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iran
16 July 2009

Colombia: More people forced to flee their homes because of the conflict

Amnesty International today denounced yet another dramatic increase in the number of Colombians forced to leave their homes because of the armed conflict and urged t
Region Americas
Country Colombia
15 July 2009

China: Human rights lawyers disbarred

Amnesty International condemns the decision by the Justice Bureau of Beijing Municipality to revoke the professional license of human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country China
15 July 2009

Russian Federation: Human rights activist murdered

Amnesty International strongly condemns today’s murder of Natalia Estemirova, a leading human rights activist working in the North Caucasus region and a long-s
Region Europe And Central Asia
14 July 2009

Papua New Guinea: Don’t Regress on Death Penalty

The Papua New Guinea government should abolish the death penalty instead of putting it back into effect, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said in a joint l
13 July 2009

Iran: Government must stop executions of 14 men

Amnesty International urged the Iranian government to halt the public executions, scheduled for Tuesday 14 July, of 14 alleged members of the PRMI (People's Resistance
Tags
  • Death Penalty
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iran
10 July 2009

China: Authorities widen crackdown after Xinjiang riots

Chinese president Hu Jintao’s threats of severe punishment for those who took part in the recent unrest in Xinjiang failed to address the serious human righ

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country China
10 July 2009

Sweden: Extradition of Rwandan genocide suspect jeopardizes right to fair trial

 

Amnesty International calls on the government of Sweden to immediately reverse its decision to extradite Sylvere Ahorugeze to Rwanda where there is
Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Sweden
9 July 2009

Peru: Unequal access to health services costs poor and indigenous women’s lives


Hundreds of poor, rural and Indigenous pregnant women in Peru are dying because they are effectively being denied the same health services other women in the c
Region Americas
Country Peru

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