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Press Releases

 
3 November 2010

Fears grow for Iran stoning case lawyer and son

Amnesty International today called on the Iranian authorities to immediately release the lawyer and son of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, an Iranian woman who is at risk of execution by stoning, if they are held solely for trying to pass on information about her case.

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Death Penalty,
  • Detention,
  • Prisoners Of Conscience
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iran
28 October 2010

Italy urged to stop mass expulsions

Amnesty International is calling on the Italian authorities to investigate urgently whether 68 people rescued at sea and then forcibly returned to Egypt within 48 hours were given the opportunity to apply for international protection

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Italy
27 October 2010

Heavy sentences for Viet Nam labour activists condemned

Amnesty International has condemned the nine and seven-year prison sentences given to three activists in Viet Nam for carrying out their legitimate work on labour rights.

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Business And Human Rights,
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Individuals at Risk,
  • Prisoners Of Conscience,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Viet Nam
27 October 2010

Morocco must investigate killing of 14-year old Sahrawi at protest site

Amnesty International is calling on the Moroccan authorities to immediately investigate the fatal checkpoint shooting of a 14-year old boy outside a camp set up by Sahrawi protestors.

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Children,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Impunity,
  • Indigenous peoples,
  • Military, Security And Police Equipment
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Morocco
26 October 2010

Pakistan: Investigate murder and torture of Baloch activists

The Pakistani government must investigate the torture and killings of more than 40 Baloch leaders and political activists over the past four months, Amnesty International said today.

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Disappearances And Abductions,
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • Individuals at Risk,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Pakistan
26 October 2010

Former Saddam Hussain officials face death penalty

Amnesty International today called on the Iraqi authorities not to execute former Foreign Minister Tariq Aziz and two other former officials sentenced to death by a Baghdad court.

Tags
  • Death Penalty
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iraq
25 October 2010

Guinea security forces used 'excessive force' in election protests

Amnesty International calls on the Guinean authorities to investigate reports that police used excessive force to quell election protests in the capital Conakry during the past week, leaving one person dead, about 60 injured and more than 100 detained.

Tags
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • Law Enforcement
Region Africa
Country Guinea
25 October 2010

USA must address Omar Khadr rights violations following plea deal

Amnesty International today called on the US authorities to address any human rights violations committed against Canadian national Omar Khadr, in spite if him pleading guilty to the charges against him at a military commission at the Guantánamo Bay detention centre.

Tags
  • Armed Conflict,
  • Armed Groups,
  • Children,
  • Crimes Against Humanity And War Crimes,
  • Detention,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • International Justice,
  • Prison Conditions
Region Americas
Country USA
22 October 2010

Moscow mayor urged to protect freedom of assembly

Amnesty International is calling on the new mayor of Moscow, Sergei Sobyanin, to protect the right to peaceful assembly after the European Court of Human Rights ruled that the city's recent banning of Pride marches was discriminatory

Region Europe And Central Asia
22 October 2010

USA must investigate detainee abuse claims in Wikileaks files

Amnesty International today called on the USA to investigate how much US officials knew about the torture and other ill-treatment of detainees held by Iraqi security forces after new evidence emerged in files released by the Wikileaks organization on Friday.

Tags
  • Armed Conflict,
  • Armed Groups,
  • Children,
  • Crimes Against Humanity And War Crimes,
  • Death In Custody,
  • Detention,
  • Disappearances And Abductions,
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Impunity,
  • Individuals at Risk,
  • International Justice,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Military, Security And Police Equipment,
  • Prison Conditions,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iraq

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