Weekly Update Service 48/92 (includes three additions)
1. United States of America: Prisoner scheduled to be executed in Virginia on International Human Rights Day. 2. Cuba: Amnesty International calls on Cuban authorities to free prisoners of conscience. 3. Mexico: Human rights record criticized by UN Committee against Torture. 4. Iran: Amnesty International concerned at continuing political executions. 5. Algeria: Amnesty International visits Algeria. 6. Amnesty International appeals to Edinburgh Summit to heed its concerns about refugees and asylum-seekers. 7. Yemen: Amnesty International delegate visits country. 8. Israel and the Occupied Territories: Amnesty International condemns hostage-taking of Israeli police officer and seeks assurances for Palestinian detainees.
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- China: “Where are they?” Time for answers about mass detentions in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region
- Combating torture: The need for comprehensive regulation of law enforcement equipment
- Burkina Faso: Amnesty International calls on Burkina Faso to protect human rights defenders and end the practice of early and forced marriage