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Press Releases

3 December 2009

Honduras: No return to “business as usual”

(Tegucigalpa) At the end of a 10-day visit to Honduras during the country’s presidential elections, Amnesty International today called for an independent investigation to ensure all those responsible for human rights abuses are brought to justice and the victims given reparations. 
Region Americas
Country Honduras
2 December 2009

Peru: Justice without discrimination for the victims of Amazon violence

The Peruvian authorities must conduct fair and impartial investigations into the deaths of all those killed during violence at a road blockade led by Amazon Indigenous peoples in June, Amnesty International said in a new report.
Region Americas
Country Peru
2 December 2009

Afghanistan: More US troops must not harm Afghan civilians

Amnesty International has called on the US to establish a consistent, clear and credible mechanism to investigate civilian casualties resulting from military operations after President Barack Obama said he would send 30,000 extra troops to Afghanistan.
  • Armed Conflict
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Afghanistan
1 December 2009

Sri Lankan government must permanently release all civiliansasia

The Sri Lankan government must permanently release civilians who have been illegally detained in camps following the end of the civil war six months ago
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Sri Lanka
30 November 2009

Climate change deal must ensure the poor are not left out and further disadvantaged

(Copenhagen) Political leaders meeting in Copenhagen next week must reach a fair, ambitious and binding deal on climate change that does not leave out and further disadvantage the world’s poor, said Mary Robinson and Irene Khan.
  • Poverty,
  • Demand Dignity
29 November 2009

Switzerland votes against religious freedom

Amnesty International deeply regrets the choice of Swiss voters today to introduce a ban on the construction of minarets into the constitution
Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Switzerland
29 November 2009

Honduras: Authorities must reveal identities and whereabouts of people detained today

(Tegucigalpa) Amnesty International today urged the Honduran authorities to reveal the identities, whereabouts and charges against all people detained on the eve and day of the presidential elections.
Region Americas
Country Honduras
28 November 2009

Honduras: Military shooting must be urgently investigated and witnesses protected

Amnesty International today said it was deeply worried about the safety of victims of and witnesses to a shooting at a military blockade that took place in Tegucigalpa last night. The organization called on the Human Rights Prosecutor to urgently investigate the incident.
Region Americas
Country Honduras
27 November 2009

Honduras: Stock pile of tear gas grenades triggers fears of human rights abuses

Amnesty International has learned that the de facto authorities in Honduras have stock piled 10,000 tear gas cans and other crowd control equipment, triggering fears of an increased risk of excessive and disproportionate use of force by security forces around the presidential elections.
Region Americas
Country Honduras
26 November 2009

Philippines: Witness protection needed to ensure justice for victims of massacre

The Philippine government must urgently ensure that witnesses are protected following the massacre of at least 57 people in Maguindanao province and safeguard vital forensic evidence to ensure those responsible are brought to justice, said Amnesty International.

Datu Unsay Mayor Andal Ampatuan Jr., a member of the powerful Ampatuan family that has dominated local politics in Maguindanao province in the country’s restive Mindanao region, is now under arrest and could face multiple murder charges. He has denied involvement.

“One of the major stumbling blocks to justice for human rights violations in the Philippines has been the intimidation of witnesses, at times accompanied by bribes or other inducements,” said Donna Guest, Amnesty International’s deputy Asia-Pacific director.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Philippines

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