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11 August 2009

Russian Federation: Stop the hunt on human rights activists

The latest murder of a human rights activist in Chechnya demonstrates the complete disregard of the rule of law that prevails in Chechnya today
Region Europe And Central Asia
11 August 2009

Iran: Open Tehran trial to international observers, Amnesty International challenges

With more than 100 people now on trial before Tehran’s Revolutionary Court for fomenting protests against the disputed official result of Iran’s 12 June presidential election, Amnesty International Secretary General Irene Khan challenged the Iranian authorities to open up the court to international observers.
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iran
10 August 2009

Amnesty International congratulates Mary Robinson on Medal of Freedom

Amnesty International congratulates Mary Robinson on being named as a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to be awarded by President Obama next week, after her long career championing the rights of marginalized peoples around the world.
Region Americas
Country USA
7 August 2009

Georgia/Russian Federation: The impact of the war one year on

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Georgia
7 August 2009

Gambia: Six journalists condemned to two years in Mile 2 prison

Amnesty International today expressed dismay at yesterday’s sentencing of six Gambian journalists, including three executive members of the Gambian Press Union, to terms in prison. They were sentenced to a mandatory sentence of two years’ imprisonment and fined 250,000 Dalasis (US$10,000) on two of the six counts. Failure to pay will result in having to serve two extra years for each count.
Tags
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Prisoners Of Conscience
Region Africa
Country Gambia
7 August 2009

Iran: Alarming spike in executions since disputed presidential election

The eight weeks between the presidential election on 12 June and the inauguration of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for a second term as president on 5 August saw an alarming spike in the number of executions by the Iranian authorities, Amnesty International said today.
Tags
  • Death Penalty
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iran
7 August 2009

Plan Condor: Extradition of Colonel Cordero reaffirms importance of international justice

The decision of Brazil’s Supreme Court to extradite the Uruguayan colonel Manuel Cordero to Argentina offers an important opportunity to uncover the crimes committed under Plan Condor, Amnesty International said today.
Tags
  • International Justice
Region Americas
Country Brazil
6 August 2009

Zimbabwe: Arrest and detention of four student leaders

Amnesty International today condemned yesterday’s arrest and detention of four student leaders. They were arrested while addressing students at the University of Zimbabwe in Harare.
Region Africa
Country Zimbabwe
5 August 2009

Mexico: Merida funds must be frozen until human rights conditions are met

Amnesty International today urged the US Congress to honour its commitment to withhold 15% of funding of the Merida Initiative until the Mexican government fulfils its human rights obligations. The organization said the Mexican government has failed to make sufficient progress in the investigation and prosecution of human rights abuses by security forces.
Region Americas
Country Mexico
4 August 2009

Venezuela: Globovisión attack must be urgently investigated and journalists protected

Amnesty International today expressed grave concern at attacks against staff at Globovisión television station on Monday and called on the Venezuelan authorities to urgently initiate a full and impartial investigation to ensure those responsible are brought to justice.
Region Americas
Country Venezuela

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