Apr 30 2010 12:00 am
Zimbabwe: Police must end intimidation of defenders-Amnesty's May Day call
Amnesty International supporters around the world will send an urgent call this May Day to the authorities in Zimbabwe to urge them to stop intimidating and harassing human rights activists in the cou...
Apr 30 2010 12:00 am
Six journalists killed in eight weeks in Honduras in run up to World Press Freedom Day
Ahead of World Press Freedom Day on Monday 1 May, Amnesty is calling attention to journalists in Honduras, who at serious risk. Six journalists, all men, have been shot dead in the last eight weeks, a...
Apr 30 2010 12:00 am
Brazil: Court upholds law that protects torturers
Amnesty International has today (30 April) condemned the Brazilian Supreme Court's blocking of a reinterpretation of a 1979 Amnesty Law that protects members of the former military government from bei...
Apr 30 2010 12:00 am
Belgium veil ban sets dangerous precedent in Europe, says Amnesty
Amnesty International has condemned an overwhelming vote by the lower house of the Belgian parliament on Thursday in favour of legislation banning the wearing of full-face veils in public. One hundred...
Apr 29 2010 12:00 am
Rwanda: Opposition leader must receive fair trial
Amnesty International urges the Rwandan Government to ensure that opposition leader Victoire Ingabire, receives a swift, fair trial on charges including genocide ideology and collaboration with a “ter...
Apr 29 2010 12:00 am
Moldova: LGBT rights must be respected after pro-equality march is banned
Amnesty International today condemned a Moldovan appeal court's decision to uphold a ban on an upcoming pro-equality march due to "security and public morality concerns". LGBTI (LGBT) rights activists...
Apr 29 2010 12:00 am
Mexican authorities urged to investigate attack on rights observers
Amnesty International has urged the Mexican authorities to investigate an attack on human rights observers in the state of Oaxaca, that reportedly left at least two people killed and several injured a...
Apr 29 2010 12:00 am
DRC: 'Rape capital of the world'-Amnesty calls for urgent international attention to combat sexual violence in region
As the UN’s Special Representative on sexual violence in conflict Margot Wallstrom, described the DRC as the ‘rape capital of the world’, Amnesty International echoed her call to bring the perpetrator...
Apr 29 2010 12:00 am
Colombia: Human rights must be centre stage in election campaign
Respect for human rights should be a top priority for all the presidential candidates in Colombia, Amnesty International said today as it sent an open letter to all those standing in the 30 May presid...
Apr 29 2010 12:00 am
Arizona, USA: Immigration law threatens human rights and should be repealed
Amnesty International is concerned that a sweeping new law to police migrants set to be introduced into the US state of Arizona will result in human rights violations, including racial profiling, arbi...