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16 December 2008

USA: Safety of Tasers questioned as death toll hits 334-mark

Industry claims that Taser stun guns are safe and non-lethal do not stand up to scrutiny, said Amnesty International today as it called on governments to limit their d
Region Americas
Country USA
15 December 2008

Emergency court rulings on Mahalla protests entrench abuses

Amnesty International calls for the retrial by an ordinary court of 22 people sentenced today by an Emergency Court for their involvement in the violent protests of Ma
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt
12 December 2008

Spain: Halt extradition to Russia!

As the Spanish authorities prepare to extradite Murad Gasayev to the Russian Federation Amnesty International called for these proceedings to be halted immediately as
Tags
  • Torture And Ill-treatment
Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Spain
12 December 2008

Brazil: Supreme Court vindicates indigenous land rights

The Brazilian Supreme Court’s vote in favour of the Raposa Serra do Sol reservation is a victory for all Indigenous Peoples in the country, said Amnesty Internat
Region Americas
Country Brazil
12 December 2008

USA: Senate findings reinforce need for full commission of inquiry

"The US Senate inquiry acknowledges what has long been apparent – that the abuse of detainees in the ‘war on terror’ was not just due to a &lsqu
Tags
  • Security with Human Rights
Region Americas
Country USA
12 December 2008

Tunisia: Trial of trade union leaders a travesty of justice

Amnesty International is calling on the Tunisian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release all those arrested and tried for exercising peacefully their ri
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Tunisia
11 December 2008

Guantánamo: European states must follow Portugal and host former detainees

“The EU and European states should show leadership and heed Portugal’s call to put the need to protect Guantánamo detainees who cannot return to t
Tags
  • Security with Human Rights
10 December 2008

Zimbabwe: International Organizations Call for End to Abductions of Activists

(Johannesburg, December 10, 2008) – With three human rights defenders abducted in less than one week by people suspected of working on behalf of the Zimbabwean a
Tags
  • Disappearances And Abductions
Region Africa
Country Zimbabwe
9 December 2008

60th Anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Time to Deliver

Amnesty International today called on governments to make the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) a time for action not just for celeb
Tags
  • Human Rights Standards
9 December 2008

Greece: Failing system of police accountability

As anti-government demonstrations continue in Greece for the fourth day running, Amnesty International calls for a clear commitment by the authorities to end the unl
Tags
  • Law Enforcement
Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Greece

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