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Cuba: Dissidents arrested in Cuba
1 September 2011

Eleven members of a dissident organization and three of their relatives have been detained, without being told of any charges against them, since their ...

Urgent Action       AMR 25/005/2011

Mexico: Risk of thirty years in jail for Facebook posts
31 August 2011

Two Mexicans have been detained and charged with terrorism and sabotage after being accused of posting messages on Twitter and Facebook. Their ...

Urgent Action       AMR 41/052/2011

Guatemala: Environmental activists threatened
30 August 2011

Staff at the Centre for Environmental, Social and Legal Action (Centro de Acción Legal, Ambiental y Social de Guatemala – CALAS) have received death ...

Urgent Action       AMR 34/011/2011

Colombia: Further information: Organizations and unions ...
26 August 2011

On 23 August 2011, several Colombian human rights NGOs and trade unions received a death threat from the paramilitary Black Eagles New Generation ...

Urgent Action       AMR 23/026/2011

Ecuador: Further information: Shield activists from new threat
25 August 2011

Ecuadorian land activist Milton Yulán Morán, his family and colleagues have come under renewed threat. On 23 August staff arrived at work to find their ...

Urgent Action       AMR 28/005/2011

USA: Further information: 13-year-old boy to be tried in ...
25 August 2011

On 23 August, a Pennsylvania trial court ordered the immediate transfer of Jordan Brown's case to a juvenile court for trial. This decision removes the ...

Urgent Action       AMR 51/073/2011

Cuba: Women protesters must not be silenced
25 August 2011

Female relatives of former prisoners of conscience, and their supporters, have been prevented since mid-July from carrying out a weekly peaceful protest ...

Urgent Action       AMR 25/003/2011

Argentina: Further information: Court rules in favour of ...
19 August 2011

An Argentinean court has ordered that any attempts to evict the Quilmes Indigenous community of Colalao del Valle must be suspended. This decision ...

Urgent Action       AMR 13/003/2011

Guatemala: Indigenous people evicted, attacked
17 August 2011

The rural community of Paraná, in Panzos, north-eastern Guatemala, was attacked by security guards on 10 August. A local company claims it owns ...

Urgent Action       AMR 34/010/2011

UN Holds Brazil to Account for Maternal Mortality
17 August 2011

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC STATEMENT. 17 August 2011. Index: AMR 19/013/2011. UN Holds Brazil to Account for Maternal Mortality. ...

Public Statement       AMR 19/013/2011