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Montevideo, November 12th 2018 - 22:58 UTC

Tag: Amnesty International (AI)

  • Wednesday, August 8th 2018 - 06:20 UTC

    Amnesty makes abortion decriminalization debate in Argentina a worldwide issue

    An image of a coat-hanger, a stark symbol long-associated with unsafe and clandestine abortions, will highlight the deadly consequences of the current law

    Amnesty International has taken out a provocative advert that will appear in 134 countries on the eve of the vote to decriminalize abortion in Argentina. An image of a coat-hanger, a stark symbol long-associated with unsafe and clandestine abortions, will highlight the deadly consequences of the current law, and remind Senators that they have the power to save many lives by voting to decriminalize abortion.

  • Thursday, April 28th 2016 - 07:27 UTC

    Amnesty said killings in Rio's favelas have increased alarmingly ahead of Olympics

    “Residents in many of Rio de Janeiro's favelas are living in terror after at least 11 people have been killed in police shootings since the beginning of the month”

    Amnesty International said on Wednesday that residents of Olympic host Rio de Janeiro's slum favelas are “living in terror” after 11 people were killed in police shootings in the past month. The rights group said at least 307 people were killed by police in the city last year and called on Brazilian authorities to take action in the 100 days ahead of the start of the Rio Games on August 5.

  • Monday, February 22nd 2016 - 08:51 UTC

    New rules in Argentina on handling protests and pickets becomes controversial

    ”There is no law that authorizes the Executive to limit the presence of reporters on the streets,” Mariela Belski, the head of the Argentine chapter of AI said.

    The Argentine chapter of Amnesty International (AI) joined the human rights groups that have criticized the new guidelines unveiled by President Mauricio Macri's Security Ministry to handle protests, saying that it was unconstitutional as it restricts key rights, including freedom of the press by limiting the role of journalists.