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Amnesty International Press Release Singapore has taken a reprehensible U-turn by executing the...
Amnesty International is calling on the Indonesian government to take concrete steps to implement recommendations made by the United Nations (UN) Committee on the Rights of the Child (the Committee) to ensure children’s rights are respected and protected in the country.
Prisoners of conscience Zaw Pe and Win Myint Hlaing have been released from prison in Myanmar after their jail sentences were reduced on appeal.
Amnesty International is calling on the Israeli authorities and Palestinian armed groups in Gaza, including the military wing of Hamas, to ensure that civilian lives are protected as the conflict between the two sides escalates.
The Hong Kong authorities must release all those detained solely for peacefully protesting in pro-democracy demonstrations, said Amnesty International, after more than 500 people were arrested by police on Wednesday.
Meriam Yeyha Ibrahim, a Sudanese Christian and mother of two, was released from prison on 23 June after her sentence to flogging and death was reversed by an appeals court. She is now with her family in the United States Embassy in Khartoumbut is unable to leave Sudan due to further charges against her.
Palestinian refugees from Syria - including pregnant women, children and women with infants – have been denied entry into Lebanon due to tightened border restrictions, said Amnesty International in a new briefing published today.
The Japanese authorities’determination to continue with secret executions despite growing concerns on the use of the death penalty in the country is a scar on the justice system, said Amnesty International.
Malaysia’s ban on Christians using the word “Allah” to refer to God is an abuse against free speech and must be scrapped, Amnesty International said after the country’s highest court upheld the controversial government ban.
Today’s decision by a criminal court in El Minya, Upper Egypt to uphold death sentences against 183 supporters of Mohamed Morsi, including a blind man, provides alarming evidence of the Egyptian judiciary’s increasingly politicized and arbitrary attitude towards justice and the death penalty, said Amnesty International.

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An attack overnight on the Jabaliya elementary school in Gaza, where more than 3,000 displaced civilians had sought refuge, is a possible war crime and should be independently investigated, said Amnesty International today.
Exactly one year after Chelsea Manning was convicted of leaking classified government material, Amnesty International is renewing its call on the US authorities to grant her clemency, release her immediately, and to urgently investigate the potential human rights violations exposed by the leaks.
The European Union (EU) must urgently strengthen its laws to enable member states to immediately ban the trade in new devices and technologies that have no practical use other than to torture, ill-treat or execute individuals, said Amnesty International and the Omega Research Foundation, as experts meet in Brussels today to strengthen current regulations.
The prolonged execution of a prisoner in Arizona yesterday represents another wake-up call for authorities in the USA to abolish the death penalty, said Amnesty International.
Poland is the first European Union member state to be found complicit in the USA’s rendition, secret detention, and torture of alleged terrorism suspects, Amnesty International said as it applauded two landmark human rights judgments handed down today.

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Amnesty International has called on Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to immediately release a Shia cleric serving a four-year prison term for blasphemy.
Amnesty International mendesak Presiden Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono agar segera membebaskan pemimpin komunitas Syiah di Sampang, Madura, Tajul Muluk, tanpa syarat.
Amnesty International mendesak Presiden Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) untuk membebaskan segera dan tanpa syarat pemimpin komunitas Syiah, Tajul Muluk yang telah 2 tahun dipenjara atas tuduhan penodaan agama.
Amnesty International prihatin akan pemenjaraan hingga saat ini terhadap pemimpin komunitas Syiah, Tajul Muluk, atas penodaan agama, hampir dua tahun sejak ia divonis.
Amnesty International has stated its concern on the apprehension of Shi'a leader Tajul Muluk. In its official page Amnesty.org, the organization called on President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to immediately release Tajul who is considered to be a prisoner of conscience, detained for expressing his rights.

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AI Malaysia Executive Director Shamini
Greetings, Members of Amnesty International Malaysia! I write to you at the conclusion of a very busy, very rewarding work month.

Urgent Actions

Myanmar crackdown on free expression
Five media workers in Myanmar have been sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment with hard labour in connection with their journalistic activities.
Juvenile offender at risk of execution in Iran
Iranian juvenile offender Rasoul Holoumi is at risk of execution for allegedly causing fatal injuries to a boy in a fight. He was 17 years old at the time.
153 Asylum seekers at risk of return to Sri Lanka
153 Sri Lankan asylum seekers travelling by boat from India and intercepted by the Australian Navy are at risk of being returned to Sri Lanka, where they could face serious human rights violations.
Egypt_mass death sentences
An Egyptian court sentenced 183 people to death on 21 June, after a grossly unfair trial. Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie was among those condemned to death, as was a blind man who could not have taken part in any political violence.
There are growing concerns for the health of prominent Tibetan monk, Karma Tsewang, who has not been allowed access to his family or lawyer since he was seized by public security officers on 6 December in Chengdu, south-west China.