Nov 29 2009 12:00 am
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. The ban, which takes immediate effect, violates both the...
Nov 27 2009 12:00 am
Philippines: Witness protection needed to ensure justice for massacre victims
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...
Nov 27 2009 12:00 am
Honduras: Stockpile of tear gas grenades uncovered-fears of election 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...
Nov 25 2009 12:00 am
Switzerland: Minaret ban would breach religious freedom, warns Amnesty
A ban on the construction of minarets would breach Switzerland’s obligations to uphold freedom of religion, Amnesty International said ahead of a referendum on Sunday 29 November on a constitutional a...
Nov 25 2009 12:00 am
EVAW Coalition urges funding for Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights's services to deliver government violence against Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights strategy
The End Violence Against Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights Coalition (EVAW) warmly welcomes today’s announcement of a cross-government strategy to tackle all forms of violence...
Nov 24 2009 12:00 am
Tunisia: Dissenting journalist Taoufik Ben Brik should be freed, not jailed
The Tunisian authorities should immediately release a well known government critic, journalist Taoufik Ben Brik, Amnesty International said today. The organisation is calling for trumped-up charges th...
Nov 24 2009 12:00 am
Tajikistan: Child brides, polygamy and poverty contributing to rampant domestic violence- new report
Up to half of Tajik Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights subjected to violence The authorities in Tajikistan are failing to curb rampant domestic violence against Women's rights'...
Nov 24 2009 12:00 am
Sri Lanka: 130,000 in camps need aid to re-build lives
Amnesty International today welcomed the Sri Lankan government’s promise to allow freedom of movement for the 130,000 people currently held in detention camps in the north of the country by 1 December...
Nov 24 2009 12:00 am
Philippines: Abduction and killings of journalists must be investigated
Amnesty raises concerns over safety ahead of elections Amnesty International today condemned the killings of at least 21 civilians, including journalists and members of a politician’s family, in the s...
Nov 24 2009 12:00 am
Philippines: Abduction and killings of journalists must be investigated
Amnesty raises concerns over safety ahead of elections Amnesty International today condemned the killings of at least 21 civilians, including journalists and members of a politician’s family, in the s...