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Jan 26 2010 12:00 am
Haiti: Human rights must be at the core of relief efforts and reconstruction

Two weeks after an earthquake brought great loss of lives and material destruction to parts of Haiti, the international community maintains its mobilization in bringing much needed relief and...

Jan 25 2010 12:00 am
Saudi Arabia: Call for 13-year-old girl to be spared 90 lashes after mobile phone assault incident

Amnesty International has written to the Saudi Arabian authorities urging them to ensure that a 13-year-old girl is spared a punishment of public flogging for an assault on her teacher after a dispute...

Jan 22 2010 12:00 am
Cote D'Ivoire: Travesty of justice for Trafigura victims

An Ivorian court decision to transfer £30 million intended for the victims of the Trafigura toxic waste disaster to a group falsely claiming to represent them is a travesty of justice, Amnesty...

Jan 21 2010 12:00 am
Somalia: Controls on military assistance must be tightened

In a new report published today [21 Jan], Amnesty International has called for arms transfers to Somalia to be suspended until there are adequate safeguards to prevent weapons from being used to...

Jan 21 2010 12:00 am
Mexico: Goverment failing to prevent culture of violence against rights campaigners – new Amnesty report

“Do you think you’re so brave?... Let’s hope you also go to prison… If you don’t go to prison, we'll kill you.” – Example of a threat made to one human rights defender who has since fled region in...

Jan 20 2010 12:00 am
Vietnam: Dissidents' trial 'a mockery of justice',says Amnesty

Amnesty International has called for the immediate and unconditional release of four Vietnamese prisoners of conscience jailed for their peaceful pro-democracy activism. In a trial lasting just one...

Jan 19 2010 12:00 am
Angola detains rights activists following attack on Togo football team

Amnesty International today warned the Angolan authorities against a crackdown on human rights activists after several were detained in the Cabinda region in the wake of the 8 January attack on the...

Jan 18 2010 12:00 am
Taxpayers' money could fund child labour or slavery overseas under new proposals, warn campaigners

Pressure groups accuse the government of putting business interests above human rights and the environment. Taxpayers’ money could be used to fund child labour or slavery under new government...

Jan 18 2010 12:00 am
Sri Lanka: Time for a new start; a human rights agenda for Sri Lanka’s presidential candidates

Amnesty International calls on all candidates standing in Sri Lanka’s Presidential elections on Tuesday 26 January to end widespread human rights violations and the culture of impunity that continues...

Jan 18 2010 12:00 am
Haiti: Call for UN to protect Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights and girls from sexual abuse during relief efforts

Amnesty International has called on the United Nations to put in place measures for the protection of human rights and the most vulnerable among the survivors of last week’s devastating earthquake. In...