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22 July 2010

France president urged not to stigmatize Roma and Travellers

Amnesty International is calling on French President Nicolas Sarkozy to work to combat discrimination against Roma and Travellers (Gens du Voyage) in France ahead of a meeting to discuss “problems” relating to their “behaviour”.

 

Tags
  • Discrimination,
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
Region Europe And Central Asia
Country France
21 July 2010

Chad must arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir during visit

Amnesty International has called on the Chadian authorities to arrest wanted Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and surrender him to the International Criminal Court, after it was reported that he arrived in Chad on Wednesday to attend a meeting of regional leaders.

Tags
  • International Justice
Region Africa
Country Chad
21 July 2010

Kenya: Man shot dead by police in Nairobi forced eviction protests

Amnesty International has urged the Kenyan authorities to investigate the death of a market trader reportedly shot dead by police during a protest against forced evictions in a Nairobi settlement.

Tags
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings
Region Africa
Country Kenya
21 July 2010

India: End detention of Jammu and Kashmir lawyers

The Jammu and Kashmir state government must immediately end the preventive detention of the leaders of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association, Amnesty International said today.

Tags
  • Detention
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country India
19 July 2010

Sudanese security service carries out brutal campaign against opponents

The Sudanese National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) is carrying out a brutal campaign of arbitrary detentions, torture, and mental and physical intimidation against opponents and critics of the government, Amnesty International has said in a new report launched today.

Tags
  • Impunity,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment
Region Africa
Country Sudan
19 July 2010

States failing to control movement of weapons to human rights abusers

States are failing to adequately control the transport of weapons around the world leading to serious human rights violations, Amnesty International said today.

Tags
  • Armed Conflict,
  • Arms control and human rights
19 July 2010

Act now to stop unfair prosecutions of children under Turkey’s anti-terror laws

Amnesty International has warned that draft legislative amendments scheduled to be discussed by the Parliament tomorrow, 20 July, would not, on their own, prevent violations of the rights of children

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Turkey
19 July 2010

Singapore must release British author of death penalty book

Amnesty International is calling on the Singapore authorities to immediately release British author Alan Shadrake, who was arrested for criminal defamation on 18 July after he published a book critical of Singapore’s use of the death penalty.

Tags
  • Death Penalty,
  • Freedom Of Expression
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Singapore
15 July 2010

North Korea’s crumbling health system in dire need of aid

Amputation and other major surgeries carried out without anaesthesia are just one indication of the dire state of North Korea’s healthcare system, a new Amnesty International report released today has found.

Tags
  • Demand Dignity,
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
  • Medical And Health,
  • Demand Dignity
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country North Korea
15 July 2010

Justice urged for Russian human rights defender’s murder

One year after the murder of human rights defender Natalia Estemirova, Amnesty International is calling on the Russian authorities to stop the harassment and intimidation of her colleagues and to bring those responsible for her murder to justice in an open and fair trial

Region Europe And Central Asia

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