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Press Releases

 
26 November 2010

Guatemala: former minister accused over killings must be brought to justice

Amnesty International urges the Guatemalan authorities to ensure that a former Interior Minister allegedly involved in the extrajudicial execution of prisoners is brought to justice, Amnesty International said following his release in Spain.

Tags
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings
Region Americas
Country Guatemala
26 November 2010

Brazil: Violence in Rio de Janeiro condemned

Amnesty International today urged the Brazilian authorities to act proportionately and within the law in their response to the wave of criminal gang violence that has swept Rio de Janeiro over the last week.

Tags
  • Armed Groups,
  • Law Enforcement
Region Americas
Country Brazil
25 November 2010

Nicaragua must put an end to rape and sexual abuse of girls

The Nicaraguan authorities must eradicate rape and widespread sexual abuse of girls, Amnesty International has said in a new report.

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Children,
  • Demand Dignity,
  • Discrimination,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Individuals at Risk,
  • Medical And Health,
  • Poverty,
  • Women
Region Americas
Country Nicaragua
25 November 2010

Landmark enforced disappearances convention to enter into force

Amnesty International today called on all states to commit themselves to end enforced disappearances, following news that a landmark treaty aimed at preventing the practice will come into effect.

Tags
  • Disappearances And Abductions,
  • International Justice
22 November 2010

Philippines: Justice still not served one year after massacre

Amnesty International today called on the Philippine authorities to ensure timely justice for the Maguindanao massacre, and to abolish the private armies that continue to operate one year after the killings.

Tags
  • Armed Groups,
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • Impunity,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Military, Security And Police Equipment,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Philippines
21 November 2010

Egyptian authorities urged to uphold human rights during election

Amnesty International today called on the Egyptian authorities to ensure that all candidates and voters are not harassed or intimidated by security forces, supporters of the ruling party and others during the country’s parliamentary elections on 28 November.

Tags
  • Human Rights Standards
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt
19 November 2010

Azerbaijan urged to end harassment of activists

Amnesty International calls on the Azerbaijani authorities to stop harassing civil society activists, after a youth activist and parliamentary candidate who revealed election violations was detained at the country’s border

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Azerbaijan
19 November 2010

Fresh claims of abuse of Indonesian domestic workers in Saudi Arabia

Amnesty International today called on the Saudi Arabian authorities to protect domestic workers from abuse, following the reported discovery of the mutilated body of an Indonesian woman found in a skip in the town of Abha.

Tags
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
  • Refugees, Displaced People And Migrants,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment,
  • Women,
  • Stop Violence Against Women
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Sri Lanka
18 November 2010

Afghanistan: NATO Summit must protect basic human rights

Amnesty International is urging NATO leaders to protect human rights and ensure security for the people of Afghanistan as they prepare for the 2010 NATO Lisbon Summit.

Tags
  • Armed Conflict,
  • Armed Groups,
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Impunity,
  • International Organizations,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Trials And Legal Systems,
  • Women
Region Asia And The Pacific
18 November 2010

Colombia: Concern over arrest of pregnant human rights defender

Amnesty International today expressed concern at the arrest of a heavily pregnant human rights defender in the north-eastern city of Bucaramanga on 16 November, on charges of having links with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

Tags
  • Armed Conflict,
  • Armed Groups,
  • Detention,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Individuals at Risk,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Prison Conditions,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment
Region Americas
Country Colombia

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