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9 December 2009

Former Guantánamo Bay detainees deserve justice in Italy

Amnesty International is urging the Italian government to ensure that two recently released former Guantnamo Bay detainees receive fair trials in Italy and are not sent back to Tunisia where they would be at risk of torture.

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Italy
8 December 2009

Mexico: Civilian authorities must investigate pattern of serious abuses by military

New evidence of serious human rights violations carried out during military operations to combat organized crime and drug cartels in Mexico has been unveiled in a report published by Amnesty International today. 
Region Americas
Country Mexico
8 December 2009

Mexico: Military abuses - case studies

New evidence of serious human rights violations carried out during military operations to combat organized crime and drug cartels in Mexico has been unveiled in a report published by Amnesty International today. See here some of the cases highlighted in the report.

Region Americas
Country Mexico
8 December 2009

Mexico: Military abuses - Facts and Figures

New evidence of serious human rights violations carried out during military operations to combat organized crime and drug cartels in Mexico has been unveiled in a report published by Amnesty International today. See here some of the facts and figures included in the report.
Region Americas
Country Mexico
8 December 2009

Russia must stop persecution of rights activists

The Russian authorities must stop persecuting human rights activists and instead channel their efforts into investigating those responsible for their murders
Region Europe And Central Asia
8 December 2009

Nepal: Major accused of torturing girl to death must be arrested

The Nepali government must immediately pursue the arrest of an army major expelled last week from a UN peacekeeping mission in Chad when it emerged he has been accused of torturing a 15-year-old Nepalese girl to death, Amnesty International said today.

 
Tags
  • Impunity,
  • Stop Violence Against Women
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Nepal
8 December 2009

Nepal: Major accused of torturing girl to death must be arrested

The Nepali government must immediately pursue the arrest of an army major expelled last week from a UN peacekeeping mission in Chad when it emerged he has been accused of torturing a 15-year-old Nepalese girl to death, Amnesty International said today.
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Nepal
8 December 2009

Philippines : Limit Martial Law and disband paramilitaries

The Philippine authorities should immediately establish a clear and short timetable for an end to martial law in the country’s restive Maguindanao province and dismantle armed paramilitary groups throughout the country, Amnesty International said in Manila today. Key human rights, including the right to challenge the legality of detention, must not be violated or restricted under any circumstances.

On 5 December President Gloria M. Arroyo declared martial law in Maguindanao and suspended the writ of habeas corpus in the wake of the massacre of 57 people there, including more than 30 journalists. Andal Ampatuan, Jr., of the powerful Ampatuan clan that has dominated politics in Maguindanao for much of the past decade, was recently arrested and charged with the murders.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Philippines
7 December 2009

Iran: Security forces condemned for protest crackdown

Amnesty International condemned the excessive use of force by Iranian security forces that saw scores of protesters beaten and detained during student-led demonstrations on Monday.
Tags
  • Freedom Of Expression
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iran
7 December 2009

Sudan must end violent crackdown on protestors

Amnesty International has strongly condemned a violent crackdown by Sudanese security forces on political protests in Khartoum on Monday. 
Region Africa
Country Sudan

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